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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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Jon Sargeant

Vestry Class of 2019, Senior Warden, Adult Christian Formation Committee Chair

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Walter Poole

Vestry Class of 2019, Junior Warden

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Billy Page


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Whitney Grady

Vestry Class of 2020, Clerk, Youth Christian Formation Committee Chair

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Juliet Barrus

Vestry Class of 2019, Pastoral Care Committee Chair

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Jim Purnell

Vestry Class of 2019, Congregational Vitality-Fellowship Committee Chair

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Jess Edwards

Vestry Class of 2020, Finance Committee Chair

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Gerry Fox

Vestry Class of 2020

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Jo Parrott

Vestry Class of 2020, Worship Committee Chair

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Jimmy Ballard

Vestry Class of 2021

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Sam Gilmore

Vestry Class of 2021

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Jessica Shimer

Vestry Class of 2021, Outreach Committee Chair

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Stuart Stroud

Vestry Class of 2021, Administration Committee Chair

Lay Ministry Staff

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Lori Kelly

Parish Administrator


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Sharon Veitch

Minister of Music


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Sherry Tanner

Communications Director


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Jim Godfrey

Executive Director of Mary's Kitchen


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Heather Wentz

Nursery Staff