The Reverend Virginia Yochem
Gina was born in San Antonio but lived outside Marathon, Texas until the age of two when the drought of the 50’s caused the family to move back to San Antonio. Gina graduated from Saint Mary’s Hall in 1969, and the University of Texas in 1974 with a B.A. in History. She attended the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, earning a Master of Arts degree in pastoral counseling in 2002 and a counseling license in 2006. She entered the Junior class at Iona School for Ministry in 2007. After working as volunteer coordinator at the San Antonio Zoo and museum educator at the Institute of Texan Cultures, Gina began a 10 year career in hospice as director of volunteers, bereavement counselor and finally as chaplain. She moved to Goliad in 2004 as a chaplain for Hospice of South Texas. Two grandparents had been born in Goliad so the move seemed like coming home. Gina is currently in practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Gina was baptized and confirmed at Christ Church, San Antonio. She became a member of the Church of Reconciliation in San Antonio and made her Cursillo in 1995. Ministries included usher, altar guild, lay reader, Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor and leader of Community of Hope. Gina’s faith is founded in family, time spent in the mountains near Big Bend, hymns sung daily in chapel at Saint Mary’s Hall, Cursillo and Centering Prayer. Gina’s two grown children, Virginia and Richard, live in San Antonio. Virginia was ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Reed on June 10, 2010 and to the Priesthood by Bishop Lillibridge on December 12, 2010.
The Reverend Gary D. Gooch
Gary graduated from Oklahoma State University 1957 and 1967 with BS and MS in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Phillips Petroleum Company as a Process Development Engineer, then Senior Engineering Analyst in their computing department. Then he served in the US Air Force as a weather officer and forecaster, discharged with rank of Captain, USAFR. Graduated from Nashotah House 1974 Cum Laude. Gary was ordained Deacon 6/22/74 and Priest 12/21/74 by Bishop Chilton Powell of Oklahoma. He served as Curate at Grace Church, Muskogee, OK, as Vicar then Rector of St. Andrew’s, Broken Arrow, and as Pastor of All Saint’s Nova Cluster and vicar or rector of the four cluster churches in Pittsburg, KS, Ft. Scott, KS, St. Mary’s, Galena, and St. Stephen’s Columbus. Gary retired in 1996 (Diocese of Kansas) and moved to San Marcos, TX. Began working with Partners In Ministry in 1997, continuing to date.
The Reverend “Amma” Bonnie Reeves
Bonnie graduated from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in 1992 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Accounting. She earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant in 1993 and completed her Master’s in Business Administration in 1998. After working in private industry for over 20 years, Bonnie felt called to ordained ministry. She attended the Iona School for Ministry, completed her fieldwork at Trinity Episcopal Church in Victoria, TX, was ordained in June 2016 and currently serves as a missioner for Partners in Ministry. Bonnie is married to Don Reeves. They have one son, William Reeves who is married to Deann, and have two grandchildren, Rebecca and Douglas.