Clergy/Mission Committee

Priest

Reverend Tim McDonald

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Tim was born in Arizona where he enjoyed the outdoors. He enjoyed horseback riding in the desert with his family and waterskiing on the many surrounding lakes of Phoenix. Eventually, he moved to San Diego where he went to high school and attended San Diego State University earning BA degree in Communications from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from University of San Francisco.

As an Executive in Human Resources, he has worked for such corporate stables including, Price Waterhouse in San Diego and London, Pepsi Cola in Irvine ca, Paramount Pictures - Hollywood, M-TV New York City, Spelling Entertainment and Sony Pictures located in Culver City Ca.

In the early 90’s, Tim was given a sabbatical from Paramount Pictures to work for AIDS Project Los Angeles at Cedar Sinai Hospital, as a hospice worker. Tim believes that through his service, he became closer to God by helping those who were chastised and held hostage from this deadly disease. He recalls learning a life lesson that we should never be bullied into silence and never allow ourselves to be made a victim. More importantly, we should not accept someone else’s definition of our life; we should define ourselves.

Tim retired in 2011 with his husband Bob to Cloverdale. They have been together in a loving relationship for over 18 years. They were married (2013) at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd located in Cloverdale. In addition to his service with the church, Tim has been a leader in the community serving as Chairman of the Board for Alexander Valley Healthcare, Executive Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of central Sonoma County and a Board member of Wallace House.




Priest

Rev. Jane Snibbe

Jane is a 3rd generation native Californian. She was born in Oakland and grew up in Berkeley and Pacific Grove. She has been an Episcopalian for most of her life, serving as the first woman Eucharistic Minister, and later Senior Warden at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea in Pacific Grove.  She has a B.A. in history from UC Berkeley, and studied at the University of Edinburgh. She and her late husband Dick met at Cal. She earned a Master’s in Education from U. of Montana, and a Master’s in Library Science from San Jose State. She is a 4-year graduate of the Education for Ministry program of the University of the South Seminary. 

Jane retired from a 33-year career as a teacher and school librarian in 1997.  She and Dick moved to Clover Springs in 1998, and began attending Good Shepherd.  She has two sons, Carl and Kurt, and three grandchildren. 

As a life-long practitioner of lay ministry including Altar Guild, holding 4 lay licenses, teaching Sunday School and Bible Studies, Jane answered the call of the congregation for ordained ministry.  She was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate in February 2019, and to the Priesthood on December 8, 2019. 

She is involved in various programs in the Cloverdale community, including education and the library, as well as the homeowners association.




Deacon

Reverend Bob Scott

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Bob was born and raised in Orange County, California. He is a “cradle” Episcopalian being baptized at St. Andrew’s in Fullerton at the age of 2 months. He attended Fullerton Union High School (’73) and graduated with a B.A. degree in Economics/Accounting from Claremont McKenna College (’77) and a MBA from California State University, Fullerton (’84). After college he worked for a large CPA firm and attained his license as a Certified Public Accountant. Most of his work career involved being in financial leadership positions with a large aerospace firm in Southern California.

In 2001 he met his future husband Tim McDonald. After retiring to Cloverdale in 2011, they were married at Good Shepherd in November 2013. Following a call to holy orders by the congregation in 2016 and a period of local formation and study, Bob was ordained as a Deacon on May 25, 2019. Bob enjoys reading, hiking, and travel.




Mission Committee Senior Warden

Gene Marcinkowski

Both my wife Carolyn and I were raised Catholic, and we were very involved in our in church in Sonoma, raising our five children in the Catholic tradition. I served as President of the Parish Council (equivalent to our Senior warden position). Became the first lay Eucharistic minister after Vatican II and held other positions. We moved to Cloverdale in 2000 and visited Good Shepherd one Sunday "just to see the historic building" we were so welcomed by the parishioners and Father Ray Maloney, that approximately two months later we joined. The congregation was very small and mostly older than us. I saw many needs in the church and volunteered to help and was immediately accepted. For the next few years I held the positions of Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer,  musician (installed Synthia after losing our organist) helped Father Ray distribute Communion when he needed help, so aside from Rev. Jane and parishioner Ann Beekus, Carolyn and I are probably the parishioners with the longest longevity.




Mission Committee Junior Warden

Marshall Kelly




Mission Committee Clerk

Lynn Caruso

Lynn is a native Californian but got to live in the east and mid-west for her husband Ron’s work. She taught English and French. Her last job was at Indiana University Southeast where she taught composition. Since moving to Cloverdale, she’s subbed in the local schools and gotten involved in various organizations including C.A.R.E., Green Thumb Garden Club, and the Design Review Committee at Clover Springs. She graduated from Stanford and received her teaching credential there. She joined good Shepherd in 2017, where she helps with the organ and coffee hour.




Mission Committee Member

Christel Longo




Mission Committee Member

Diana Perkins

Diana is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Career Counselor and Social Worker.  She and her husband, Bill moved to Cloverdale in 2014.  Diana will be the editor of the Good Shepherd Newsletter this Spring and serves on the CommunicationTeam.  She is an active member of the Cloverdale American Legion and the Women Veterans Group in Santa Rosa. Diana was elected to the Mission Committee in 2018




Mission Committee Member

Teal Johnson




Mission Committee Member

Carolyn Kirchner

I came from Nevada city right before here. 30 years on 5 acres. We built a log cabin kit after the 49er fire took out our home. I've been in Cloverdale four and a half years. My home church was Emmanuel in Grass Valley. I'm so thankful to find the Good Shepherd family. I am blessed. I'm looking forward to going back to working with all our special ed kids in the fall. 




 
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