Clair Good – Senior Pastor
Clair Good is excited to be joining Waynesboro Mennonite Church. He comes as an experienced pastor and church planter in the USA and has spent many years as a missionary/develolpment worker in D.R. Congo, and Kenya. Clair says, “One of the most exciting things about Waynesboro Mennonite Church is summed up in its tag line. Imperfect people reflecting God’s love. I anticipate all of us walking toward Jesus as our lives are changed in spite of our imperfections. I am impressed with the gift of open hospitality in the church and the ability to embrace people.”
I moved here to Waynesboro in 2012 from Broadway, VA with my wife and 2 children. The town of Waynesboro has quickly found a special place in our heart, the church has welcomed us, and we have a special appreciation for our church family here.
I attended Eastern Mennonite College and Seminary, graduating with a BA in music, BS in camping, recreation and youth ministries, and a MA in church leadership.
One of the most unique experiences in our families life was church planting in Bari, Italy for ten years. We learned to speak Italian, to love Italian food, soccer, and culture. When I am not involved in church activities you will probably find me enjoying time watching sports, in the woods hunting or hiking, hanging out with friends, along the river fishing, or in my backyard gardening.
My wife, (Sharon Rose Keeler) Arbaugh and I are parents of four adult children, Joseph (and wife Madelyn), Benjamin, Jonathan , and Kate.
I was born in Lancaster PA, in 1961 and grew up in the Mennonite mission church at Schuyler (Walton’s Mountain, South of Charlottesville), VA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries and Minor in Business Administration, Eastern Mennonite University, 1987
I was ordained to ministry by Virginia Mennonite Conference, 1992 and have served in Youth Ministry and then Minister of Missions at Waynesboro Mennonite Church for twenty years. For ten years I served in Missions in Haiti (church planting and community development.)
For the past twenty years, my employment has been with New Horizons Enterprises (owner), commercial contracting firm building restaurants in central and northern VA.
Family and friends, Bible Study & “life discussions.”
Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad volunteer
travel & missions