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The Rev. M. Dow Sanderson, Priest-in-Charge
Good Shepherd’s Priest-in-Charge, Father Dow Sanderson served in full-time ordained ministry for more than 31 years, retiring as Rector of Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston in June of 2017.
Still eager to be helpful in ministry, Dow made his desires known to continue serving beyond retirement to Bishop Adams, and a few weeks later, began his work here. His general schedule is three mornings a week in office, and evening meetings and pastoral calls as needed. He celebrates and preaches every Sunday and has expressed that he is delighted to be here.
Dow and his wife Fiona have two grown sons, Noah (and his wife Sarah) and Nick, all of Charleston. Dow's mom Julia has also joined them in the Good Shepherd family. Dow enjoys reading, music, and being on and in the water. He is a private pilot, and he and Fiona love flying and sightseeing over the beautiful South Carolina coast.
Leadership @ ECGS
The Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
The Rev. M. Dow Sanderson
Mission Council Wardens
2018 Mission Council Members
Jo Bonnette (2020) - Home of Hope Link
Julia Brooks (2022)
Cornelia Castleman (2021) - Hospitality Chair & Link
Mark DeGarmo (2022)
Sandy Harvey (2021) - Liturgy and Music Link
Carolyn O'Brien (2022)
Jane Orenstein (2021) - Pastoral Care Link
Virginia Pennington (2020) - Christian Formation Link
Mark Thomas (2020) - Advocacy and Justice Chair & Link