The Reverend Stephen Ashby

 ordained June 1, 2019 and a recent graduate of Bexley-Seabury Seminary, is excited to begin his first call to ordained parish ministry at Church of the Good Shepherd.

Steve was raised in the Episcopal Church. His parents, both priests, instilled in him at a very young age a strong sense of what it means to love his neighbor and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. During his childhood his family moved multiple times, giving him the experience of living in Lexington, Kentucky; Little Rock, Arkansas; Springdale, Arkansas; and Muskegon, Michigan. After graduating from high school in 2005, he went to the University of Kentucky where he studied music education with an emphasis in classical and jazz saxophone. After working in the field of education and as a private music instructor, Steve joined the Episcopal Service Corps and was placed at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland. It was during this year of service that he began to acknowledge the strong call to ordained ministry that he had always known was there. He served as seminarian at Christ Church in Oberlin and St. Luke’s in Cleveland.  His interests include the diversity of church music both traditional and contemporary, liberation theology, and Christian ethics.

Steve currently lives in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood with his wife, Emily, and their many pets. When not involved in church activity he enjoys hiking through the Metroparks, playing music with friends, reading literary fiction, and watching movies.

It is the season of Ordinary Time. 

“Ordinary time includes the Monday after the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, and the Monday after Pentecost through the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent. Ordinary time can be understood in terms of the living out of Christian faith and the meaning of Christ’s resurrection in ordinary life.”

(source: www.episcopalchurch.org) 

Give a Gift to Malachi House

We will be collecting items for Malachi House’s “Christmas in July” event.
It’s easy as:
1. Pick up a post-it or a shopping list at church (or click on the link below);
2. Shop for the item(s) ; and
3. Drop the gift off to church by July 31st!

http://malachihouse.org/wishlist/