Church of the Good Shepherd

Committees / Boards

The Pastorate Committee

The Pastorate Committee is the apex body constituted for the administration of Church and its affairs. The C.S.I. Good Shepherd Church being part of the Church of South India, Madras Diocese has a Pastorate Committee for the administration of the Church and its activities. The Presbyter-in-Charge is the Chairman of the Pastorate Committee. The Members of the Pastorate Committee are elected/nominated for a biennium period. The Headmistress of the St. Ebba’s Girls Higher Secondary School and the Principal of the St. Ebba’s Matriculation School are Ex-Officio Members of the Pastorate Committee of our Church. The elected/nominated members of the Pastorate Committee are as follows:

S.No NAME ROLE MOBILE LANDLINE
1 Rev. T. Devaputhiran Presbyter in Charge and Chairman 9841279656 044 – 2811 2685
2 Rev. S. Emmanuel Presbyter
3 Mrs. P. Paripoorani Packiaraj Secretary 9941488961 9380354243
4 Mr. Nelson Chandrakumar Treasurer 9282115800
5 Mr. V. Narendra Babu Committee Member 9884087060
6 Mr. D. A. John Gideon Raja Committee Member 9840077207 8122217589
7 Mr. R. Mathew Christopher Committee Member 9841736814
8 Mr. R. Santhosh Jagan Raj Committee Member 9841206250
9 Mr. K. Sudhakar Immanuel Committee Member 9841075859
10 Mrs. E. Lilli Rani Committee Member 8939672808
11 Mrs. R. Mercy Rajasekar Committee Member 9150469001 9940337687
12 Mrs. F. Selvarosy Committee Member 9444657790
13 Mr. Alfred Joshua Wilson Committee Member 9884327652
14 Mrs. S. Esther Bhagyam Committee Member 9841240089
15 Mr. J. Samdoss Committee Member 9789017256
16 Mr. Sam Chandrasekar Committee Member 9444262838
17 Miss. Sheebha Rani Committee Member 9003240135

 

Pastorae Arbitration Board Members and Sub-Committees

Good Shepherd Church has done various constructions and development works both in the Church campus and also outside wherein it has sponsored and constructed many Village Churches apart from other works. For this purpose the Building Committee has been regularly constituted whenever each Pastorate Committee are formed. The members of the Building Committee are being nominated by the Pastorate Committee. The meeting of the Building Committee are regularly held and decisions are taken and recommended to the  Pastorate Committee for it to take a final decision. Though the recommendations of the Building Committee are advisory in nature, its recommendations are mostly accepted by the Pastorate Committee and are being implemented. The members regularly visit the construction site wherever it is, supervise the works and see that the works are carried out in a proper manner. The various members who have served in the Building Committee members have done yeoman service during their respective tenure. The members of the present Building Committee members are as follows:
  • Rev. T. Devaputhiran – Chairman
  • Rev. S. Emmanuel – Presbyter
  • Mrs. P. Paripoorani Packiaraj – Secretary
  • Mr. Nelson Chandrakumar – Treasurer
  • Mr. Stephenson
  • Mr. Yesu Thangaraj
  • Mr. Anandha Kathiron
  • Mrs. Mrs. Uma David
  • Mrs. Grace Asirvatham
  • Mrs. Mangalam Karunakaran
  • Mr. Asir Mathuram
  • Mr. Francis Koilraj
  • Mr. Thomas Jothy

 

Village Church Building Committee

Good Shepherd Church has done various constructions and development works both in the Church campus and also outside wherein it has sponsored and constructed many Village Churches apart from other works. For this purpose the Building Committee has been regularly constituted whenever each Pastorate Committee are formed. The members of the Building Committee are being nominated by the Pastorate Committee. The meeting of the Building Committee are regularly held and decisions are taken and recommended to the  Pastorate Committee for it to take a final decision. Though the recommendations of the Building Committee are advisory in nature, its recommendations are mostly accepted by the Pastorate Committee and are being implemented. The members regularly visit the construction site wherever it is, supervise the works and see that the works are carried out in a proper manner. The various members who have served in the Building Committee members have done yeoman service during their respective tenure. The members of the present Building Committee members are as follows:
  • Rev. T. Devaputhiran – Chairman
  • Rev. S. Emmanuel – Presbyter
  • Mrs. P. Paripoorani Packiaraj – Secretary
  • Mr. Nelson Chandrakumar – Treasurer
  • Mr. Rajaiah
  • Mr. Timothy

 

Scholarship Committee

Good Shepherd Church is in the forefront among all the Churches in the Diocese of Madras in helping the poor people to pursue studies and make them feel that the finance is not a hindrance to their academic prospects. For this purpose a Scholarship Committee are being regularly constituted whenever each Pastorate Committee are formed. The members of the Scholarship Committee are being nominated by the Pastorate Committee. The meeting of the Scholarship Committee are generally held during the start of each academic year and the decisions taken in the meeting are recommended to the  Pastorate Committee for it to take a final decision. Though the recommendations of the Scholarship Committee are advisory in nature, its recommendations are accepted by the Pastorate Committee and are being implemented. Though the Scholarship is confined only to our Church poor people but in some cases the bonafide request from other Church poor people and others are also being considered. We consider it as an honour to express that in the last four years the Scholarship amounts disbursed in each year has crossed more than a lakh of rupees. The various members who have served in the Scholarship Committee members have done yeoman service during their respective tenure. The members of the present Scholarship Committee members are as follows:
  • Rev. T. Devaputhiran  – Chairman
  • Rev. S. Emmanuel – Presbyter
  • Mrs. P. Paripoorani Packiaraj – Secretary
  • Mr. Nelson Chandrakumar – Treasurer
  • Mrs. Ivy Devaputhiran
  • Mrs. Pari Sheeba
  • Mrs. Geetha Paul

 

Evangelism Committee

The mandate of the Lord is being followed by the Good Shepherd Church. Many members of the Good Shepherd Church  are doing the work of evangelism in their own way and in different places. The Good Shepherd Church has also for this purpose has constituted a Evangelism Committee and nominated members to guide the church to actively involve in the field of evangelism.The Church regularly takes it’s members to some villages and does evangelism work. The present Pastor Rev. B. Devaprasad has made it a point to compulsorily visit villages atleast once in a month and has earmarked the third Sunday of every month for this purpose. The Pastor alongwith Pastorate Committee Members and some dedicated members regularly visit villages and form into little groups and pray, sing, preach in each house and also at all important junctions in the villages.The meeting of the Evangelism Committee are held whenever required and the decisions taken in the meeting are recommended to the  Pastorate Committee for it to take a final decision. Though the recommendations of the Evangelism Committee are advisory in nature, its recommendations are mostly accepted by the Pastorate Committee and are being implemented. The various members who have served in the Evangelism Committee members have done yeoman service during their respective tenure. The members of the present Evangelism Committee members are as follows:
  • Rev. T. Devaputhiran – Chairman
  • Mrs. P. Paripoorani Packiaraj – Secretary
  • Mr. Nelson Chandrakumar – Treasurer
  • Mr. E. Samson
  • Mr. Thilagaraj
  • Mr. Thomas
  • Mr. Jaipaul

 

Website Committee

Good Shepherd Church which is one of the oldest Churches in India wanted to capitalize and make use of the internet technology to bring to the whole world to know about our Church and it’s history. Further many of our Church members, their family members or their relatives who are now abroad can continue to maintain their relationship with our Church and get updated through this Website. For this purpose a Website Committee was formed and the Website Committee members in co-ordination with some experts have by their untiring efforts and hard work had collected many materials for it’s content before it’s launch on 1st of August 2010 and further have the responsibility to update for the future also. The members of the Website Committee are as follows:
  • Rev. T. Devaputhiran – Chairman
  • Mrs. P. Paripoorani Packiaraj
  • Mr. Nelson Chandrakumar – Treasurer
  • Mr. J Samdoss – Convenor

 

Orphanage Committee

The members of the Orphanage Committee are as follows:
  • Rev. T. Devaputhiran – Chairman
  • Mrs. P. Paripoorani Packiaraj
  • Mr. Nelson Chandrakumar – Treasurer
  • Mr. V. G. Narendra Babu
  • Mr. D. A. John Gideon Raja

 

Campus Maintenance Committee

The members of the Church Campus Maintenance Committee are as follows:
  • Rev. T. Devaputhiran – Chairman
  • Mrs. P. Paripoorani Packiaraj
  • Mr. Nelson Chandrakumar – Treasurer
  • Mr. Franklin
  • Mr. Immanuel Sudhakar
  • Mr. Mathew Christopher
  • Mrs. Alice Thomas