The Reverend Joe Mitchell has been the Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd since 2015 and was the first Priest, or any minister, in Randolph County, NC to hold a Pride Mass at our Parish . Father Joe has been active inthe Diocese on the Liturgy Committee, the Prison Ministry Committee, and Mission Resource Team.
He is self described as “just your average Transformer-collecting, baseball-playing, theatre-loving, pop culture-referencing priest from the coalfields of southwest Virginia.”
I call him Father Joe and he is the one who allowed the Holy Spirit to move through him as she continued to pull me back into relationship with the God of my understanding.Father Joe is an amazing preacher, gaining online views from across the pond…. Shout out to Tracy, and hewalks the talk of Jesus every day in everything he does.
Father Joe is adding to his repertoire in the Episcopal Church by answering his most recent call to become an Interim Priest at St. James in the Diocese of Central New York.