Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd
Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd
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Ministry to the Homeless and Imprisoned
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Dr. Tom’s special guest this week is Episcopal Priest Denise Vaughn. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 1976 with a bachelor's in political science and minor in business. She earned her Master of Divinity from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, and today serves the 158-year-old Grace Episcopal Church in Chillicothe, Missouri, as rector (senior minister). She cofounded a residential homeless shelter in Chillicothe.

Rev. Vaughn also works in prison ministry. She writes: “The work of the priest is as a pastor and teacher; proclaiming by word and deed the Gospel of Jesus Christ; loving and serving the people among whom I work, caring alike for young, and old, strong and weak, rich and poor …”
You are invited to discover the battle to help the desperate being waged by people like Rev. Denise Vaughn, female Episcopal priest and frontline worker in spiritual social action.