Our Leadership

Clergy & Vestry



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Tom Warren


Office: 252-523-6146

Tom began service to St. Mary's Church as the Rector in February, 2018, after having been the Assistant Rector since August, 2011. He grew up in Cheverly, MD and moved to Snow Hill, NC as a teenager. After finishing high school at Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston, NC, he attended the US Coast Guard Academy and graduated with a B.S. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. His active duty Coast Guard career included duty as an engineer on a polar ice breaker in Seattle, WA and an environmental response officer in Elizabeth City, NC. He currently serves as a reservist drilling in Norfolk, VA.  In 2008, he and his wife, Holly, moved to Durham, NC where he attended Duke Divinity School (M.Div. 2011 with certificate in Anglican Studies) and she completed medical residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Tom was ordained a deacon in June of 2011, and a priest in February of 2012. He and Holly have two sons, Jude and Mason, and together they enjoy cooking (and eating!), being in the outdoors, and fellowshippin' with friends and family.

Clergy & Vestry

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Greg Smith

Assisting Clergy

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Jess Edwards

Vestry Class of 2024, Senior Warden; Capital Campaign Committee Chair; Long Range Planning Committee Member

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Jim Purnell

Vestry Class of 2025; Jr. Warden; Long Range Planning Committee Member

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Corey Fader

Vestry Class of 2026; Treasurer of the Vestry

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Andrew Duppstadt

Vestry Class of 2025; Clerk of the Vestry; Christian Formation for Children/Youth Committee Chair

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Rob Bizzell

Vestry Class of 2024; Finance Committee Chair

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Jo Parrott

Vestry Class of 2024; Long Range Planning Committee Member

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Ginny Wade

Vestry Class of 2024; Fellowship Committee Chair

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Bonnie Holton

Vestry Class of 2025; Personnel Committee Chair

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Anne Lindley

Vestry Class of 2025; Pastoral Care Committee Chair

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Richard Crumbacker

Vestry Class of 2026; Christian Formation for Adults Chair; Long Range Planning Committee Member

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Randy Spaugh

Vestry Class of 2026; Outreach Committee Chair

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Kay Turner

Vestry Class of 2026; Worship Committee Chair

Lay Ministry Staff

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Lori Kelly

Parish Administrator


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Sylvia Wall

Interim Choirmaster and Organist


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Liz Hengst

Ministry Coordinator for Youth and Their Families


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Sherry Tanner

Communications Director


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Jim Godfrey

Executive Director of Mary's Kitchen