Members of the Clergy

 
Bishop Jack Iker

Bishop Jack Iker

Bishop Iker was consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor of The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on April 24, 1993, and became Diocesan Bishop on January 1, 1995. 

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he had served as Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, Florida, for 15 years prior to his election as Bishop. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and The General Theological Seminary in New York City.

He married his high-school sweetheart, Donna, in 1968. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.

The Bishop has been awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity Degrees from Nashotah House Seminary, the University of the South, and the General Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Forward in Faith North America and the American Anglican Council. In his free time, he enjoys long walks, reading, and beach visits.

 
Father Brian Chase, Rector

Father Brian Chase, Rector

Father Brian was raised in the Ohio Valley and began as rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in January 2016 after church planting in Canton, Ohio.

He graduated with his undergraduate degree in Bible and Theology from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and with a Masters of Divinity, with an emphasis in Anglican Studies, from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts. 

Fr. Brian is married to Amy, who has made many indispensable contributions to his work in ministry and he is ever grateful for her continuous guidance and support. They have three wonderful children, Alaina, Alex, and Eli, who can be seen recessing with him at the end of church on many Sunday mornings. 

He is excited about all the love and dedication he sees in the people of this wonderful parish.

 

 
 

Church Staff

Forster Day Director of Music

Forster Day
Director of Music

Forster is the Director of Music at Church of the Good Shepherd. As the organist and choirmaster at Church of the Good Shepherd for almost 25 years, Forster has had the distinct pleasure of serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, leading volunteer youth, and adults of all ages in praising God with their voices and many talents.

Forster was born a Buffalo, New Yorker, graduated with a B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and with an M.A. in Sacred Music from San Francisco Theological Seminary,
and spent two additional years doing Graduate Studies at the University of Southern California. 

Before coming to Good Shepherd, he was Assistant Professor of Voice and Choral Music at Park College in Parkville, Missouri and Associate Professor of Choral Music at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.
 
Forster is married to Helen, a retired RN, and they have three grown children.

 

Sheri Anderson Office Manager

Sheri Anderson
Office Manager

Sheri is the Office Manager at Church of the Good Shepherd.  She handles all the financial affairs for the church and, being a retired CPA, she really enjoys the work. She also does any other jobs that need to be done around the office, from bulletin stuffing to filing.

According to Sheri, the friendships she has made since working at the church are the best part of her job. She felt at home right away when she began at Good Shepherd and says that she could not ask for a better group of people to work with and for.

Lulanger Washington, Jr.  Sexton

Lulanger Washington, Jr. 
Sexton

Lulanger, who goes by "Brother," has worked at Good Shepherd taking care of the church building since 2005. He loves serving God's people at the church. 

 

Current Vestry Members

Steve Flinn Senior Warden

Steve Flinn
Senior Warden

Steve has served in many capacities at Church of the Good Shepherd, including as an usher and a member of the Sunday morning breakfast team, and is the current Senior Warden of the vestry.

From the moment Steve walked into Church of the Good Shepherd, he felt a reverence that made him feel a closeness to God. That combined with the caring family attitude found in his fellow parishioners made him fall in love with Church of the Good Shepherd. 

 
Rodney Cate Junior Warden

Rodney Cate
Junior Warden

Rodney is currently employed as a professor at Midwestern State University and has been a member of the Church of Good Shepherd since 2008. Rodney serves as the Junior Warden and a lay reader for Sunday services.

His first exposure to Good Shepherd was during a period in his life when he was searching for a more complete spiritual experience than what he felt was offered by several protestant denominations where he had worshipped previously.  

Good Shepherd provided for Rodney that spiritual completeness, the communion of a worshipful family and a Godly presence, that he had not found elsewhere. Rodney thanks Jesus every day for guiding him to this sanctuary for his soul.

 
Rick Fenlaw Treasurer

Rick Fenlaw
Treasurer

Rick was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas where he was a member of the Longhorn football team. After college, Rick played in the NFL, but suffered a career-ending injury. Since then, he has been in the oil and gas business, and currently is the owner of Rick Fenlaw & Associates, a petroleum land service company.

Rick has previously served on the vestry at Church of the Good Shepherd, and has been involved in flower delivery, the annual election day luncheon, special church events and the rummage sale.

After marrying Robin, he joined the Anglican church and has grown to love the comfort of the liturgy as well as weekly communion and the fellowship at Good Shepherd. Rick and Robin have three grown children; Frank, Meredith and Molly.

 
 
Gayla Slaugenhop Secretary

Gayla Slaugenhop
Secretary

Gayla has been a member of Good Shepherd since 2002. She has served as president and secretary of the Daughters of the King and Daughters of the Holy Cross. She was a member of the Vision Committee and the committee for the selection of a new priest, and was an alternate for the Ft Worth diocesan convention in 2015.

Currently, Gayla serves as a lector, acolyte, lay reader, subdeacon, and member of the altar guild and vestry. She worships at Good Shepherd for the traditional spirit-filled liturgy.

 
Gregory "Pop" Crase Chair of Christian Education

Gregory "Pop" Crase
Chair of Christian Education

Greg is known by many to Good Shepherd as "Pop." He is retired 20 years USAF 1995, Master Instructor, 362 Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, TX. He teaches Technical Training on Aircraft Maintenance Fundamentals to Basic trainees and some Cross-trainees that come to Sheppard for their career. 

Pop has worn many hats at Good Shepherd. He has served as an usher, chairman of the Men of Good Shepherd, and chair of Christian Education. His latest project has been organizing a softball tournament fundraiser to send youth to Camp Crucis. 

Pop worships at Good Shepherd for the love and support that this church is willing to give to anyone who enters our church. He remembers being a newcomer to Anglicanism, and not knowing when to bow or kneel, but when parishioners came up to him and his family and welcomed them with open, loving arms, he felt like he was home. He loves that the people of Good Shepherd warmly welcome anyone who needs to be closer to God.
    

 
Sandy Reed Chair of Parish Ministry

Sandy Reed
Chair of Parish Ministry

Sandy is a Cradle Episcopalian and was born into and baptized at Church of the Good Shepherd. She is retired and enjoys using her time to serve the church in many capacities. Sandy currently heads the Altar Guild and is Chair of the Parish Ministry committee. She has seen many changes over the years at Good Shepherd and feels blessed to belong. 

 
 
Janice Salter  

Janice Salter
 

Jan has been an Episcopalian since 1974 and a member of Good Shepherd since 2005.  She has served on the Altar Guild, ECW, Greeters, Library Guild, Bazaar, Election Day soup team, Bible and book study groups, Sunday morning Coffee Servers, and on a Breakfast Team.

Jan was born and raised in Wichita Falls, attended public schools here, and studied at Texas Tech, University of Texas, and North Texas State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She is now retired after teaching in Dallas ISD, The Episcopal Elementary School in Wichita Falls, and Wichita Falls ISD. She also worked at Midwestern State University as Assistant to the Dean in the College of Fine Arts.

She volunteers with various women’s groups, the “Read 2 Learn” tutoring program, and enjoys traveling and spending time with her son and daughter, their spouses, and five grandchildren.

Jan enjoys everything about Good Shepherd, especially the beauty of our solemn, spirit-filled worship and music, excellent Christian Ed, service projects, and fellowship with our church family.

Mary Styles Parish Ministry Committee

Mary Styles
Parish Ministry Committee

Mary is currently serving on the Parish Ministry and Fellowship committee. She also is involved in maintaining the church library. 

Mary loves the feeling of worshipfulness among the members at Church of the Good Shepherd. She enjoys honoring God among them and working alongside them. 

Tracy Johnson Parish Ministry Committee

Tracy Johnson
Parish Ministry Committee

Tracy has served at Good Shepherd in many capacities during her years here, including as Senior Warden, and with the Women of Good Shepherd. She is currently serving on the Parish Ministries Committee.  

Tracy believes that Good Shepherd is a special place that always felt like home. Why shouldn't it?  It's God's home!