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Delana Vickers
Admin Assistant-Children's Ministry
Phone336-723-1621 x244

Favorite Scripture: 1 John 3:1 “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God.” I grew up in the northern part of Stokes County, which is

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Delana Vickers

Admin Assistant-Children's Ministry

Favorite Scripture: 1 John 3:1 “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God.” I grew up in the northern part of Stokes County, which is home to beautiful Hanging Rock State Park. I

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Karen Law
Custodial-Children's Ministry
Phone336-723-1621

Favorite Scripture: Psalms 37:4-5  “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make

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Karen Law

Custodial-Children's Ministry

Favorite Scripture: Psalms 37:4-5  “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication

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Jeanne Nifong
Lead Administrative Assistant
Phone336-723-1621 x234

A favorite scripture verse:  1 Corinthians 13:4-5  “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is

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Jeanne Nifong

Lead Administrative Assistant

A favorite scripture verse:  1 Corinthians 13:4-5  “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it

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James Ruffin
Custodian
Phone336-723-1621

Favorite scripture is John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. I am

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James Ruffin

Custodian

Favorite scripture is John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. I am from Wilson, NC.
Favorite place to be is

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Johnson Waterer
Director of Middle School Ministries (6th-8th Grade)
Phone336-723-1621 x239

A favorite scripture: Romans 8:38-39, For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor

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Johnson Waterer

Director of Middle School Ministries (6th-8th Grade)

A favorite scripture: Romans 8:38-39, For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able

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Karl Pandorf
Facilities Manager | Network Administrator
Phone336-723-1621 x286

Favorite Scripture: Hebrews 13:2 – “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” I’m from Hopkinsville, Ohio which

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Karl Pandorf

Facilities Manager | Network Administrator

Favorite Scripture: Hebrews 13:2 – “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” I’m from Hopkinsville, Ohio which is familiarly known as “Hoptown”. My favorite place

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Wilson Barnhardt
Kitchen Staff
Phone336-723-1621

Favorite Scripture: Luke 21:2 – “As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.  ‘Truly

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Wilson Barnhardt

Kitchen Staff

Favorite Scripture: Luke 21:2 – “As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins.  ‘Truly I tell you,’ he said, ‘this poor widow

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Michael Dodds
Director of Worship, Music & Arts
Phone336-723-1621 x288

A favorite verse is “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.”  (Psalm 145:8)  I have a very international background, having grown up as the son of

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Michael Dodds

Director of Worship, Music & Arts

A favorite verse is “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.”  (Psalm 145:8)  I have a very international background, having grown up as the son of medical missionaries in the eastern jungle of Peru. 

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Marge Hancock
Kitchen Coordinator
Phone336-723-1621 x237

Favorite Scripture: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” I’m from Michigan, which is famous

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Marge Hancock

Kitchen Coordinator

Favorite Scripture: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” I’m from Michigan, which is famous for giving us the automobile. My favorite place

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Melinda Miller
Director of Children's Ministry (Birth-PreK)
Phone336-723-1621 x233

A favorite scripture verse: Philippians 4: 6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  I grew up in Kingsport,

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Melinda Miller

Director of Children's Ministry (Birth-PreK)

A favorite scripture verse: Philippians 4: 6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  I grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee. I love to spend time someplace sunny!

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Robert Manning
Supervisor for Custodians
Phone336-723-1621

Favorite Scripture: Matthew 6:33  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I’m from Winston-Salem. My favorite place to be is in

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Robert Manning

Supervisor for Custodians

Favorite Scripture: Matthew 6:33  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” I’m from Winston-Salem. My favorite place to be is in my Secret Place (my closet).

Bob Gassett
Technical Director
Phone336-723-1621
Bob Gassett

Technical Director

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Ann Marie Sears
Director of Communications
Phone336-723-1621 x289

A favorite scripture verse: 2 Timothy 1:9 “He has saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.

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Ann Marie Sears

Director of Communications

A favorite scripture verse: 2 Timothy 1:9 “He has saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ

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Davin Thomsen Tang
Director of Youth Ministries & High School (9th-12th Grade)
Phone336-723-1621 x285

I grew up in Danville, California – a small town in the suburbs of San Francisco. I have been serving on staff in youth ministry for over a decade and have received

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Davin Thomsen Tang

Director of Youth Ministries & High School (9th-12th Grade)

I grew up in Danville, California – a small town in the suburbs of San Francisco. I have been serving on staff in youth ministry for over a decade and have received a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Palm

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Nick Teeter
Tech Assistant
Phone336-723-1621

My favorite scripture is Romans 1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew,

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Nick Teeter

Tech Assistant

My favorite scripture is Romans 1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. I was born in

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Amy Hodges
Youth Ministry Administrator
Phone336-723-1621 x247

My favorite scripture verse is Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;

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Amy Hodges

Youth Ministry Administrator

My favorite scripture verse is Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right

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Teresa Bobo
Administrative Assistant for Missions and Discipleship
Phone336-723-1621 x238

Favorite Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your

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Teresa Bobo

Administrative Assistant for Missions and Discipleship

Favorite Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and

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Reverend Amy Carlan
Associate Pastor for Discipleship
Phone336-723-1621 x286

A favorite scripture verse: Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. I’m

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Reverend Amy Carlan

Associate Pastor for Discipleship

A favorite scripture verse: Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. I’m from The Dalles, Oregon. It’s famous for delicious

Reverend Dr. Peter Barnes
Senior Pastor
Phone336-723-1621

A favorite scripture verse: Mark 10:45, which says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for

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Reverend Dr. Peter Barnes

Senior Pastor

A favorite scripture verse: Mark 10:45, which says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” I love this verse because it’s the

Reverend Tim Norton
Associate Pastor for Missions
Phone336-723-1621 X235

My favorite Scripture verse is Mark 1:11 which were words God the Father spoke to the Son Jesus: “And a voice came from heaven ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you

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Reverend Tim Norton

Associate Pastor for Missions

My favorite Scripture verse is Mark 1:11 which were words God the Father spoke to the Son Jesus: “And a voice came from heaven ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’” It strikes me that

Reverend Heather Thomsen Tang
Associate Pastor for Worship, Music & Arts
Phone336-723-1621 x230

I am drawn to the words of Isaiah, who speaks hope and comfort to a suffering people; to the powerful picture of Jesus as the light and life of the world presented

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Reverend Heather Thomsen Tang

Associate Pastor for Worship, Music & Arts

I am drawn to the words of Isaiah, who speaks hope and comfort to a suffering people; to the powerful picture of Jesus as the light and life of the world presented in John; and to Paul’s encouragement to the

Reverend Mike Horne
Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
Phone336-723-1621 x225

A favorite scripture verse: Philippians 2:6-8 “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a

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Reverend Mike Horne

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

A favorite scripture verse: Philippians 2:6-8 “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”I’m from Winston-Salem,

Kendra Norton
Pastoral Resident
Phone336-723-1621 x245

I am from Wapakoneta, Ohio, the hometown of Neil Armstrong. My favorite place to be is either lacing up my sneakers for a run or sipping coffee in a cafe. A favorite

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Kendra Norton

Pastoral Resident

I am from Wapakoneta, Ohio, the hometown of Neil Armstrong. My favorite place to be is either lacing up my sneakers for a run or sipping coffee in a cafe. A favorite scripture is Isaiah 61:1-4.

I LOVE CATS!

Elms Allen
Parish Visitor
Phone336-723-1621 x287

Dr. Allen and his wife Harriet have been long-time members of First Pres, and Elms had a long and illustrious career in Winston-Salem as an oncologist, hospital administrator, and development officer with

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Elms Allen

Parish Visitor

Dr. Allen and his wife Harriet have been long-time members of First Pres, and Elms had a long and illustrious career in Winston-Salem as an oncologist, hospital administrator, and development officer with the Novant Heath Center. This is the third

Tamika Jackson
Bookkeeper
Phone336-723-1621 x223

Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a

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Tamika Jackson

Bookkeeper

Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. I was born and raised in Silver

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Tina Davis
Financial Assistant
Phone336-723-1621 x226

A favorite scripture is Isaiah 40:31 “… but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,

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Tina Davis

Financial Assistant

A favorite scripture is Isaiah 40:31 “… but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” I

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Susan Orgain
Organist
Phone336-723-1621 x241

Favorite Scripture Verse: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”I’m from Holland, Michigan which is famous for Tulip Time, its Dutch heritage, and the Lake Michigan

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Susan Orgain

Organist

Favorite Scripture Verse: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”I’m from Holland, Michigan which is famous for Tulip Time, its Dutch heritage, and the Lake Michigan shore.One of my favorite ways to spend time

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Ronda Lineback
Front Desk Receptionist
Phone336-723-1621 x221

Favorite Scripture:  Proverbs 3: 5-6  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your path straight.”

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Ronda Lineback

Front Desk Receptionist

Favorite Scripture:  Proverbs 3: 5-6  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your path straight.” My favorite place to spend time is at

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Blaire Spencer
Lead Administrative Assistant
Phone336-723-1621 x222
Blaire Spencer

Lead Administrative Assistant

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Michelle Collins
Director of Hospitality & Outreach
Phone336-723-1621 x243

I’m from Wilmington, NC. I’d say it is most famous for being the place where Michael Jordan and Jason Roy grew up. Also, it happens to be a lovely tourist attraction with

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Michelle Collins

Director of Hospitality & Outreach

I’m from Wilmington, NC. I’d say it is most famous for being the place where Michael Jordan and Jason Roy grew up. Also, it happens to be a lovely tourist attraction with a beautiful and historic downtown, Carolina and Wrightsville

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Amber Bryant
Director of Children's Ministry (K-5th Grade)
Phone336-723-1621 x236

I was born and raised right here in Winston-Salem, N.C. I graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in English and have spent the last 13 years teaching high school English and journalism

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Amber Bryant

Director of Children's Ministry (K-5th Grade)

I was born and raised right here in Winston-Salem, N.C. I graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in English and have spent the last 13 years teaching high school English and journalism at Reagan High School. I am married to

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Chuck Hobbs
Business Administrator
Phone336-723-1621 x227

A favorite scripture verse: Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to

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Chuck Hobbs

Business Administrator

A favorite scripture verse: Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is –

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Greg Collins
Tech Assistant
Phone336-723-1621

A favorite verse of mine is Jeremiah 29:11 – “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to

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Greg Collins

Tech Assistant

A favorite verse of mine is Jeremiah 29:11 – “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” I am

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Will Edwards
Interim Director of Worship, Music & Arts
Phone336-723-1621 x230

Favorite Verse is from Romans 5:3-5: Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. ... Read More

Will Edwards

Interim Director of Worship, Music & Arts

Favorite Verse is from Romans 5:3-5: Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us