“Unless the LORD builds the house; those who labor, labor in vain.”
LORD build our house we are helpless and hopeless with out You. Guide our leaders and equip those You have chosen with every resource they need to serve You and minister the transforming love of Jesus to our parish family and families in our community. In the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen
I was born here, in San Angelo, and graduated from Angelo State University in 1972. My first job was at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth as the assistant tennis pro. I felt the need to come back to San Angelo, after a year away, wanting to start fresh.
I have been a member of Good Shepherd since the mid 1970’s. Being a member of Good Shepherd has been truly been a blessing to me. It is a loving and caring congregation. The church has been there for me in difficult times and good times. I went through a divorce in 1995 and decided that marriage was probably not in my future. However, God had different plans for me! I met and married the love of my life, Katie, in 1998. She has grown to love Good Shepherd as much as I do.
Good Shepherd is a sprit-filled, God fearing church. It is a warm and welcoming church for all who enter. When you walk through those front doors, you feel the warmth and love in God’s house.
I am currently serving on the Vestry because I want to serve the Lord in the manner in which He has designed.
The church is on its way for great things. Working together, our outreach is being formed for exciting things as is our “In-Reach”, is working better in contacting the folks, within our church, who need help. I feel new excitement with folks asking what they can do in our church! We are moving forward and with our Lord and Savior our church has endless possibilities for the future! I AM EXCITED ✝
By the way…the job at Texas State Bank worked out well. As Executive Vice President, I am retiring in 2019 after 45 ½ years!
Glory be to God!
I was born in San Angelo. My family owned and operated a grocery store at Fort Concho from the 1920’s thru the mid 1970’s.
I was a fourth generation “only child”. I do have two half brothers to whom I am very close.
I moved to El Paso before my Freshman year in high school. I graduated from Ysleta High School and attended UTEP to study journalism. A year later I was married with a small son. I moved home to San Angelo and attended San Angelo Business College.
I went to work as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the City of San Angelo in 1987. I worked there until 1991. After that I worked in the medical-dental field until my retirement.
I joined Good Shepherd in 1995. Henry and I married in June 1997. He went through inquirers class and was received into the church shortly thereafter.
Our main ministry is the music. We feel that many people are touched at a very deep spiritual level through music and song. We have such talented people in our music group and our focus is to continue to build an even stronger music program to honor our Lord and be a bright spot at Good Shepherd.
I am proud to serve as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Lector and am very honored to have been chosen to serve on the vestry.
Billie Ruth Hodges
Just wanted you to know a little more about me. I am Billie Ruth Fish Hodges. I am a 33-year widow with 2 grown children. Matt and his family live here in San Angelo. My daughter and her family live in Washington DC. I have 8 great grandkids. I grew up in Ft. McKavett and went to school in Menard. I have been a member of the Good Shepherd congregation since 1980 or 81. I have served on the vestry several times in various capacities and on 3 search committees . I am a retired teacher with a masters degree in administration and have since worked with my son to help him build his business. I have also worked as a legal secretary, as a secretary at Texas A&M, as a certified bovine embryologist with my late husband who was a veterinarian and at various other endeavors. I am honored to serve on the vestry once again.