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. Church of the Good Shepherd, Mylapore 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 Triennium period. The Headmistress of the St. Ebba’s Girls Higher Secondary School is an Ex-Officio Member of the Pastorate Committee of our Church. The elected/nominated members of the Pastorate Committee are as follows:

S.No NAME ROLE MOBILE
1 Rev. G. Earnest Selva Durai Presbyter in Charge and Chairman 9962205407
044 – 2811 2685
2 Mr. Y. Bhuvanesh Kumar Secretary 9840156466
3 Mr. J. S. Samuel Jayapaul Singh Treasurer 9444542087
4 Mr. Milton Morris Aaron Committee Member 9884141428
5 Mr. D. A. John Gideon Committee Member 8122217589
6 Mr. V.P.M. Thilagaraj Committee Member 9444108097
7 Mr. E. Sughirson Vincent Committee Member 9840433741
8 Mrs. Rajini Kannan Committee Member 9176621955
9 Mrs. S. Sutha Rani Committee Member 9444451804
10 Dr. Mrs. Mangalyarkarasi Committee Member 9445064025
11 Mrs. Anitha Angelin Kiruba Committee Member 9884383838
12 Mrs. T. Nirmala Committee Member 9445779433
13 Mr. R. Charles Jebakumar Committee Member 9940515117
14 Mr. N. Eveson Chella Committee Member 9884823490
15 Mr. J. Fyodor Hermann Jacob Committee Member 9962848892
16 Mrs. Jhansi Rani Committee Member 9894202445

 

Pastorate Arbitration Board

The Pastorate Arbitration Board is constituted as per the constitution of the Diocese of Madras for the purpose of seeking redressal of greivances over any matter concerning the day to day administration of the Church or any dispute with the other members concerning the Church and Pastorate or in relation to the administration of the Church or its properties.
For this purpose a Pastorate Arbitration Board are being regularly constituted whenever each Pastorate Committee are formed. The members of the Pastorate Arbitration Board are being nominated by the Pastorate Committee and meet whenever required. The various members who have served in the Pastorate Arbitration Board members have done yeoman service during their respective tenure. The members of the present Pastorate Arbitration Board members are as follows:
  • Rev. G. Earnest Selva Durai – Chairman & Presbyter-in-Charge
  • Mr. Y. Bhuvanesh Kumar – Secretary)
  • Mr. J.S. Samuel Jayapaul Singh – Treasurer
  • Mrs. Sulochana Solomon (in the place of Late Dr. Mr. Bhakther Solomon)
  • Mr. Anandha Kathirone
  • Mr. Bhoomipalagan
  • Mr. Dhanapaul
  • Mr. S. Jayapaul
  • Mr. H. Prithviraj
  • Mr. B. Sekar
  • Mrs. R. Jayakumari Rajkumar
  • Mrs. Rebecca Raphael

 

Convenors

Men’s Fellowship : Mr. E. Stephen Christopher
Women’s Fellowship : Mrs. Shanthi Dhayalan
Sunday School Superintendent : Mrs. Jhansy Solomon
Youth Boys : Mr. Praveen kumar
Youth Girls : Mrs. Anitha Angelin Kiruba
Young Couple’s Fellowship :
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Mr. J. Fyodor Hermann Jacob &
Mrs. Divya Hermann
Tamil Sangam : Mrs. Nirmala Glaston
Choir Master & Organist : Mr. Roohan Williams

 
 

SUB-COMMITTEES:

 

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. G. Earnest Selva Durai – Chairman & Presbyter-in-Charge
  • Mr. Y. Bhuvanesh Kumar – Secretary
  • Mr. J. S. Samuel Jayapaul Singh – Treasurer
  • Mr. J. Milton Morris Aaron – Convenor
  • Mr. R. Jayaseelan
  • Mr. J. John Kannan
  • Mr. K. M. Sadhanandh
  • Mr. V.G. Narendhra Babu

 

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. G. Earnest Selva Durai – Chairman & Presbyter-in-Charge
  • Mr. Y. Bhuvanesh Kumar – Secretary
  • Mr. J. S. Samuel Jayapaul Singh – Treasurer
  • Dr. Mrs. Merlin Stephen – Convenor
  • Mrs. Nilophar Earnest
  • Mrs. Nandhini Sam
  • Mr. Johnson Dawson
  • Head Mistress St. Ebba’s Girls Higher Secondary School

 

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. G. Earnest Selva Durai – Chairman & Presbyter-in-charge
  • Mr. Y. Bhuvanesh Kumar – Secretary
  • Mr. J. S. Samuel Jayapaul Singh – Treasurer
  • Mr. Sam Chandrasekar – Convenor
  • Mr. Bhoomi Palagan
  • Mr. D. A. John Gideon
  • Mr. J. Joseph Dayalan
  • Mr. S. Devadhas
  • Mr. S. Jeyapaul

 

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. G. Earnest Selva Durai – Chairman & Presbyter-in-charge
  • Mr. Y. Bhuvanesh Kumar – Secretary
  • Mr. J. S. Samuel Jayapaul Singh – Treasurer
  • Mr. Sughirson Vincent – Convenor
  • Mr. Fyodor Hermann Jacob
  • Mr. Peter J. Asirvatham
  • Mr. C. Arun Jesudoss Stephen
  • Mr. L. K. Vijay