clergy and staff
The rev. MeLissa Buono
Ordained in the Lutheran (ELCA) Church, Melissa has served Lutheran churches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island since 2002. Upon taking time off from her call to Word and Sacrament Ministry to raise her daughter, Melissa found a home at Church of the Good Shepherd and has served in a variety of roles in the parish. In 2007, and as a result of the Called to Common Mission concordat that exists between the ELCA and the Episcopal Church, Melissa was licensed to serve in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. She currently serves as Interim Priest at Church of the Good Shepherd. She lives in Acton with her husband John, their daughter, and golden retriever.
The Rev. Dr. Ruthann Savage-King
Ruthann Savage-King has served at Good Shepherd since the Fall of 2017, first as an intern and now as our Deacon. As a Deacon, Ruthann has two roles: one within the church where you’ll see her serving during worship, and one in “the world” where she works as a Human Factors Engineer for Raytheon Company. She finds there is a surprising amount of overlap among the skills she uses in these two roles. Ruthann married Cindy in 2007, and they very happily reside in Groton with their three dogs and two cats.
Laura Brock answers or refers all inquiries that come to the office. She coordinates space use at Good Shepherd for church business and community events or meetings. Laura also produces almost all the written material for Sunday services and the majority of communications such as the bulletins, Shepherd’s Fold insert, and weekly email newsletter.