The history of good shepherd
Irene Allman is employed by the Diocese of Indianapolis as Director of the Purdue Episcopal Student Center (Canterbury House) at 129 Russell
The Rev. Ellsworth E. Koonz is called to be the Chaplain and Vicar off the Episcopal Church at Purdue University. The church took its name from the chapel at Canterbury House; “Good Shepherd”. The ministry was sponsored by the National Council’s Division of College Work, the Diocese of Indianapolis, and the Purdue Canterbury Association
Problems with the Federated Church Building lead to its sale (under Bishop Craine) and to the establishment of an endowment for the ministry. The church moves into offices in the Wesley Foundation Building, 435 W. State St., across from the Purdue Memorial Union
Good Shepherd’s vestry votes to move to a house owned by the Purdue Research Foundation at 545 Hayes St. in a response to proposed Methodist rent increases
Good Shepherd’s vestry votes to buy property at 610 Meridian St. from the Church of Christ Scientist in order to help grow and have a permanent home
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary!
Our history and character are typical of the last 50 years of Episcopal Campus Ministry in the U.S. We are somewhat left of center. Our doors are open to anyone. We attract many seekers. Come and see what we have to offer.