The Rev. Dr. Donnie McDaniel was called to serve Good Shepherd as Rector in October of 2016. Formerly he served at Trinity Church in Myrtle Beach and as the Chief Operating Officer of PEARUSA. He holds a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics, and is driven by a desire to see the Gospel applied to all of life. He has been married to Shannon for 19 years and they have five children.
Ministry & Operations Director
Corey was born and raised in Charleston and graduated from Auburn University. He has served at the Church of the Good Shepherd since 2010, when he began as a summer intern. He was hired as the Family Minister in 2011 and in 2013 became the church’s first Ministry & Operations Director. He is currently pursuing an MAR through Trinity Seminary’s distance program. He and his wife (also named Cory!) have one daughter, Grace.
Day School Director
My name is Denyse Steen. I’ve been married to Billy Steen for 22 years now with many more years to come and we have 2 wonderful children, ages 18 and 20. I am on staff at the Church of the Good Shepherd and have been directing the day school for 5 years. I have been working with children and with women in ministry for over 18 years. I thank God every day for the opportunity to be with the children in the day school ministry and to watch them grow and transform in God’s grace throughout the year!
Gill was born and raised in Ireland and lived in several areas of the US before moving to South Carolina (6 weeks before Hurrican Hugo!). Gill has been Parish Administrator at Good Shepherd since 1998.
Ben grew up in Charleston and has been leading worship at Good Shepherd since the start of the 9:15 service in 2011. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in History and has since joined what some call “the real world.” Ben and his wife, Kelann, were married in October, 2013.