Church Leadership


The Rev. Dr. Maria L. Evans, Interim Pastor
Maria was “Dr.” long before she was “Reverend”, as a pathologist and medical laboratory director for 25+ years.  A graduate of Truman State and the University of Missouri School of Medicine, she received her theological formation locally and through coursework from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.  She splits her week between Good Shepherd and two hospitals in northeast Missouri, burning up the roads with her dogs Boomer and Little Eddie in tow.

The Rev. Susan Naylor, DeaconSusan Naylor
Susan was ordained a deacon in 2004, after graduating with the first class from the Episcopal School for Ministry.  Susan is a registered nurse, and has worked in area hospitals, and as served as a Parish Nurse in three congregations. Susan and her husband Earl live in Rock Hill.


A vestry is a team of elected congregational members, each serving three-year terms, who work with the clergy to help form community, plan, take care of the building and its staff, and make major decisions about our work together.

Pictured in the back row left to right: Jen Holtmann, Greg Pierce, Shara Erdel, Mickey Harrison (Secretary), Rev. Susan Naylor (Deacon), George Gray (Junior Warden);
Pictured in the front row right to left: Lori Fisher (Senior Warden), Linda Eveland, Mike Burd.
Not pictured, Joanne Owen and Rev. Pamela Dolan (priest).