Jessica Riels

Director of Programs

Jessica joined the Good Shepherd staff in 2020, and currently serves as the Director of Programs. She oversees lifelong formation for parishioners of all ages and works alongside clergy and lay leaders to develop programs across both campuses that build a sense of community among parishioners.

Jessica is a trained Godly Play instructor, and it is through years of storytelling and wondering that she heard her call to step into full-time ministry. She leads a weekly bible study for mothers and is a member of the award winning church communications team.

Jessica lives in South Austin with her husband Greg, their two daughters, and ranch dog Scout.