Clergy and Staff of Good Shepherd
Rev. Linda Decker is an assisting priest and was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, attended college in Massachusetts, married in 1957 and went to England while her husband John studied for his doctorate in physics. In 1981, she was graduated from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a Master of Divinity degree. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Maui, where she has served as a pastoral counselor in various settings. After many years in lay ministry at Good Shepherd, she sought Holy Orders and in December 2010 was ordained to the priesthood. She is also a rancher in New Mexico and has published a book on Maui history.
John A. Hau’oli Tomoso, is our new assisting priest at Good Shepherd.
He is also executive director of Tri-isle Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.
Born and raised on Maui, Hau’oli earned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1975. He earned his M.S.W. from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 1977. He became a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) in 1981. Awarded a Teaching and Research fellowship in Public Administration at the University of Wyoming at Laramie, Hau’oli won the John P. Ellbogen Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for 1983. Since 1976, he has practiced as a Social Worker in various public, private and non-profit sector settings and methods. His most recently acquired practice modalities are in public health and resource development. He has maintained a private practice since 1985. He was ordained to the Priesthood on July 31, 2016. Married to Susan D. Tomoso (nee Brabeck) since July 9, 1977, they are parents of two and grandparents to three.
For administrative assistance, please contact the office staff at (808) 244-4656.
Cora Brown, Parish Secretary
Mondays - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Tuesdays - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Wednesdays - By appointment only.
Thursdays - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Fridays - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
For information about the Music program, please contact the Music Team:
Ferdinand Cajigal, Music Director (808) 276-5629 firstname.lastname@example.org