The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is made up of a variety of folks--families, single people, college professors, WIU student musicians, retired people, and those working in other professions. We are a supportive group that gains strength from worshiping together and socializing togethe
The Rev. Dr. Joyce Beaulieu, our Priest in Charge
Joyce was born and reared on her family's century farm in Henderson County, IL. Always interested in health services for underserved populations, she got an MPH, worked in emerging health systems, then received a PhD in health systems organization (Un. Michigan). She did research, teaching, and service at the University of Kentucky for 18 years, concentrating on rural health services. After serving in several lay capacities in her home parish in Lexington, she entered the call to the priesthood to study at Seabury-Western Seminary (now Bexley-Seabury, Chicago), and was ordained in 2007. Joyce has served primarily in small and rural parishes (Morehead/Prestonsburg KY; Belvidere, IL; Oregon, IL; Galesburg, IL). She served the bishop of Lexington as Campus Missioner. Her Diocese of Chicago service includes dean (Rockford Deanery); chair of the Total Ministry Task Force; congregations commission; interim priest and congregations consultant; and diocesan council. Now retired, she lives back on her family farm with her wife, Molly Lovelock, and has filled in as supply priest in Galesburg, Burlington (Episcopal and Lutheran churches), and Macomb. Joyce continued her health services interest by joining the board of the Henderson county rural health system for a two year stint. She joined Good Shepherd in 2015 and looks forward to being with the wonderful Good Shepherd family as their priest in the months to come.
The Bishop's Committee includes Lisa Allyn, Janna Haworth, The Rev. Dr. Joyce Beaulieu, Janie Torma, Tina Lantz, and Tom DePauw.