Shay was born and raised in Charleston and grew up a member of the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and spent 10 years in youth ministry, serving seven as Camp Director at Camp St. Christopher. When the call to ordained ministry came, Shay and his family traveled to Pittsburgh and studied at Trinity School for Ministry. After graduation he served as the curate at St. Paul’s in Conway before becoming the rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in 2007. Shay is married to Tara, and they have four daughters.
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
Denyse was born and raised in New Hampshire. She married her southern man, Billy, in 1993 and moved to Charleston in 1994. She has been involved in children’s ministry, family ministry, and women’s ministry since 1999 and was the director of Christian Education at St Thomas Episcopal, North Charleston for 7 years. She resides in North Charleston and has 2 teen aged children.
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.