Our Leadership

Clergy & Vestry

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P.C. Barwick

Vestry Class of 2018, Senior Warden

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Walter Poole

Vestry Class of 2019, Junior Warden

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Judith Reese

Interim Rector

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Tom Warren

Assistant Rector

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Tom has been the Assistant Rector at St. Mary's 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 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.

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Stuart Lindley

Treasurer

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Becky Darst

Vestry Class of 2018, Clerk & Outreach Committee Co-Chair

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Jon Sargeant

Vestry Class of 2019, Search Committee Chair

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Earl Harper

Vestry Class of 2017, Finance Committee Chair

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Mark Herring

Vestry Class of 2017, Administration Committee Co-Chair

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John John

Vestry Class of 2017, Christian Formation Committee Chair (Adults)

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Sandy Shimer

Vestry Class of 2017, Congregational Vitality Chair

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Clifton Carey

Vestry Class of 2018, Worship Committee Chair

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Dee Warner

Vestry Class of 2018, Administration Committee Co-Chair

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Ron Albertson

Vestry Class of 2019, Outreach Committee Co-Chair

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Juliet Barrus

Vestry Class of 2019, Pastoral Care Committee Chair

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Lay Ministry Staff

Lori Kelly

Parish Administrator

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Sharon Veitch

Minister of Music

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Shelly Yarbrough

Children's Minister

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Shelly graduated from Meredith College with a BA in English and a concentration in communications. She has a Master's Degree in English from UNCW and is a certified teacher for both high school English as well as elementary education. Shelly has over 15 years of experience teaching people from preschool through adulthood in the areas of English as well as religious education. She currently works with her husband as executive office assistant of the family business, Yarbrough Financial Services, Inc., located in New Bern and Greenville, NC. Shelly has a deep love of language and creativity as well as the beauty of nature, so she strives to experience these things as often as possible. Shelly uses her past experiences at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, NC and at Christ Episcopal Church in New Bern, NC, to bring energy & creativity to Christian Formation programs at St. Mary's, breathing new life into the religious experience of today's young people. More and more, she finds the favor returned through hugs, smiles, and joy from St. Mary's youth.

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Heather Wentz

Nursery Staff

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Jim Godfrey

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