Pastoral Council
The Good Shepherd Pastoral Council serves as a consultative committee that exists to assist and support the pastor, Fr. Jim Fox, and members of his staff in the accomplishment of the pastoral objectives. This includes assisting with identifying pastoral needs, advising the pastor on developing pastoral priorities, and implementing and evaluating pastoral programs. The Council encourages volunteerism and participation by the parishioners in the life and ministry of the Church.

The Parish Pastoral Council consists of nine members including one chair and a vice-chair. Members serve for a three-year term and may be named for one additional term. The Council meets monthly and as needed. Below you will find brief bios for all members.


James Arundel

Jim and his wife, Pat, have been parishioners at Good Shepherd for more than 20 years. They were very blessed when their daughter, Lyndsay, who is a trial lawyer in Denver, gave birth to their first grandchild, James Sidney, in July of 2016, and he was baptized by Father Fox shortly thereafter. Pat has in the past been very active in the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Jim was for many years the Vice Chairman of Kutak Rock LLP, a national law firm with a large office in Denver. He is looking forward to participating in the important work of the Pastoral Council, particularly relating to its support of Father Fox and the overall goals of the parish community.

Danielle Taro

Danielle, a parishioner at Good Shepherd for over 15 years, is married to her husband Nick. They have 2 children, Dan (19) and Nicole (18), who were fortunate to have attended Good Shepherd Catholic School. Their family has volunteered at the Pastoral del Amor orphanage for disabled children and adults in Merida, Mexico for 25 years. The Good Shepherd Community has been involved with the orphanage for over 10 years. Danielle’s family feels blessed to be a part of this welcoming and supportive community. Danielle is a bilingual speech pathologist for Denver Public Schools Child Find Team and works with preschoolers. She is committed to assisting families and children with special needs. At Good Shepherd, Danielle is a lector and extraordinary minister and participates in the women’s group, Walking With a Purpose.

Katey Dorweiler

Katey has been a member of Good Shepherd parish since 2014. Born and raised Catholic in Iowa, she attended catholic schools from kindergarten through high school. She now works as a physician assistant with a local orthopedic spine surgeon and is an alumni mentor for the University of Denver Health and Science programs. Katey has been part of the women’s Walking With Purpose group for the last 2 years and is a group leader. She enjoys swimming, triathlons and golfing in her free time. This is Katey’s first year on the Pastoral Council and she looks forward to learning more on how she can serve the parish and local community.

Vivian Mroz

Vivian has been a parish member along with her family (Susan, Matt and sister Izzi Mroz) for over 15 years, attending Good Shepherd School from 3rd-7th grade before her and her family moved to NY for 5 years. Even while in NY Vivian and her family always stayed a part of the Good Shepherd community. Spending 4 years at Jesuit University, Canisius College, Vivian graduated with degrees in criminal justice and political science with a minor in art history. While at Canisius Vivian spent her senior year helping Campus ministry and exploring her faith through Kairos. Through this growth Vivian wanted to contribute to the Parish that helped strengthen her faith and joined the Parish Council and she looks forward to helping Father Fox and Good Shepherd as a whole grow and strengthen as a Parish.

Gina Eberhardt

Gina and her husband, Jack, have been members of Good Shepherd parish for 4 years. They have two adult daughters that attend Good Shepherd, as well. Gina has volunteered as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister for the past 20 years at various churches in the Metro area. Gina is a volunteer for The American Red Cross and The Dominican Home Health Agency. This year will be her second year on the council. She looks forward to the next 2 years in assisting the council and Father Fox in reaching our goals and finding ways to welcome more people into our very special parish.

Russ Hartings

Russ and his wife, Julie Hartings, have been parishioners at Good Shepherd for 5 years. They have two children who attend Good Shepherd School; Everett (2nd) and Owen (1st). Born and raised Catholic in Ohio, he and his wife were active parishioners with their church in Chicago. He is a data and analytics consultant and is a Sr. Principal in the Denver office of Slalom. Russ looks forward to continuing his service on the Pastoral Council to focus on providing support to our pastor and our parish goals.

Nick Martin

Nick and his wife Kelli, have been parishioners at Good Shepherd since 2009. They have two children who attend Good Shepherd School; Mason (3rd grade) and Parker (2nd grade). He grew up in Littleton, CO and attended Mullen High School. Nick has worked in the medical device industry here in Denver for the last 12 years. His wife Kelli is actively involved in the school and the PTO. Nick loves to golf, travel and coach the boys in their sports. He looks forward to continuing my service on the Pastoral Council and as a extraordinary minister and hope to add value wherever possible to help accomplish the parish goals.

Jim Eby

Jim was baptized and went to grade school at St John’s. Jim and his wife Jean are both happy to be back at Good Shepherd where they were married and their son’s baptized. Jim is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual and enjoys skiing and tennis. Jim is active in the Serra Club and is on the finance committee for Seeds of Hope.

Tyler Stanley

Tyler and his wife Courtney have been parishioners at Good Shephard for just over 2 years. They joined together while dating, the Church became a foundation for their relationship, and the two were married there by Father Fox in August of 2020! Tyler is originally from Chicago where he grew up in a strong parish community and went to Catholic school from Pre-K through High School. Not to mention a loyal Chicago sports fan! He now works in Denver as a Medical Device Representative for Abbott where he assists with the implant and programming of pacemakers. His favorite hobbies include running, skiing, and discovering the best food in CO. This is his first year on the Pastoral Council and he is looking forward to making an impact by bringing a young adult perspective to the group.

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Good Shepherd Catholic Church
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