Clergy              & Staff

Our amazing and dedicated staff includes the best chaplain in the diocese! Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. We would love to hear from you!

The Rev. Joe Mitchell, Rector

Just your average Transformer-collecting, baseball-playing, theatre-loving, Star Wars-referencing priest from the coalfields of southwest Virginia. Read Father Joe's blog at


The Rev. Darby Everhard, Assisting Priest

Darby joins Good Shepherd after most recently serving as Interim Rector of St. Mary's in High Point. She brings more than two decades of ministry experience in the Diocese of North Carolina and the Diocese of Southern Ohio. She and her husband Tom live in Winston-Salem. 

Casey Mitchell, Chaplain

Our wonderful chaplain has over a decade of experience providing excellent pastoral care to young and old alike. She is always there to provide a listening ear and to remind you that you are a beloved child of God!

Martha Bristow, Parish Secretary & Administrator

From printing bulletins to scheduling appointments and coordinating calendars, Martha is the one who keeps things running smoothly at Good Shepherd! Her office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 2:30pm.


Jessica Blackwell, Director of Music 

A member of the Good Shepherd Choir for more than five years, Jessica brings a passion for music and love of God to her ministry, as she helps members of our adult and youth choirs, as well as our congregation, grow in their faith.

Lisa Johnson, Organist

We are blessed to be led by Lisa's musical talents on the organ and piano every Sunday. A fixture at many musical and theatrical events in Asheboro, Lisa is an amazing musician who has given over 10 years of service to God through her ministry at Good Shepherd!

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