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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Stuart Stroud

Vestry Class of 2021, Senior Warden

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Jimmy Ballard

Vestry Class of 2021, Junior Warden

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Sam Gilmore

Vestry Class of 2021, Pastoral Care Chair

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Jessica Shimer

Vestry Class of 2021, Outreach Chair

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John John

Vestry Class of 2022

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Scott Turik

Vestry Class of 2022, Finance Chair

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Dee Warner

Vestry Class of 2022, Administration Chair

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Harry Wooten

Vestry Class of 2022, Congregational Vitality/Fellowship Chair

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Skip Greene

Vestry Class of 2023

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Audra Haddad

Vestry Class of 2023, Clerk of the Vestry, Christian Formation (Adults) Chair

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Vicki Kennedy

Vestry Class of 2023, Worship Chair

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Pam Mazingo

Vestry Class of 2023, Christian Formation (Youth) Chair

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Jon Sargeant


Lay Ministry Staff

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Lori Kelly

Parish Administrator


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Liz Hengst

Ministry Coordinator for Youth and Their Families


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Sharon Veitch

Organist & Choirmaster


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Sherry Tanner

Communications Director


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Jim Godfrey

Executive Director of Mary's Kitchen