Fr. Scott grew up in Concord, CA. Following high school, He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a full-time municipal fire fighter and police officer/detective until retirement in 2008. He graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2003 with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. He was ordained a Priest in the Anglican Church in 2005 after graduating from St. Michael’s Seminary with a Master of Ministry degree. He served At St. David’s Anglican Church in San Rafael, CA. as curate until 2005 after which, he began service at St. Luke’s. He lives with his wife Linda in Red Bluff. He has 2 daughters and 7 grandchildren.
Deacon Shepard was born and raised in Southern California, where he spent his formative years serving his local ECUSA parish and its rector as an acolyte in various capacities. Upon returning home to complete his college degree following three years in the Marine Corps – including sea duty in the Mediterranean during the 1967 Israeli Seven Days War and thirteen months in Vietnam – he found that the theological and liturgical underpinnings of ECUSA had changed to such an extent that he was uncomfortable returning to its ecclesiastical jurisdiction, leaving him “unchurched” for over twenty five years, until he found St. Luke’s and the Anglican Province of Christ the King (APCK) shortly after moving to Redding in 1995. Deacon Shepard became increasingly involved in parish and liturgical life at St. Luke’s as a lay member, subsequently commencing religious studies leading to ordination to the diaconate on December 11, 2011. He and his wife Connie have been married for over forty five years. They have one son, Paul III, an ordained Anglican priest. In addition to his clerical duties, Deacon Shepard is a licensed attorney, practicing as a corporate General Counsel.