Staff

Music Director

Danita Barnes

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Danita Barnes became Music Director in June, 2014. She serves as organist, choir master, and director of music.

A lifelong resident of Roanoke Rapids, Danita has always been involved in church music.  She began by playing piano for Baptist Sunday School classes at the age of 10 and substituting for the organist and pianist when she was a teenager.

She received her Bachelor of Science at Meredith College, Raleigh, NC in Business Administration, while studying piano and organ with staff musicians, privately.

Following 16 years of instruction, Danita further refined her organist skills under the instruction of Dr. Charles Rachow, a retired organ professor at Barton College in Wilson, NC (and former organist at Methodist and Episcopal churches).
 
Prior to joining the staff at All Saints’ Danita had been employed as a church musician for 19 years, playing the organ and; directing both the children’s and the hand bell choirs.

Danita and her husband Bobby, have three grown daughters,two grandsons & a grand daughter; and recently retired from the furniture business.  Additionally, Danita teaches a full studio of piano students and Kindermusic.

 




Rector

Sonny Browne

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The Vestry of All Saints Episcopal Church called the Reverend Joseph Malcolm (Sonny) Browne, III as the new Rector and spiritual leader of our congregation. Reverend Browne most recently served as Canon for Diocesan Life in the Diocese of East Carolina.  Prior to his work at the Diocese of East Carolina, Reverend Browne served as Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Chocowinity, NC for 12 years. Sonny is originally from Roxobel in Bertie County.

Reverend Browne received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in 1999; his Master of Arts in Teaching from UNC in 2001 and the Masters of Divinity, Theology Degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2004. Additionally, Reverend Browne is fluent in Spanish.

Chris Lehman, Senior Warden of All Saints Church, stated, “In the Vestry’s extensive interview process with Reverend Browne, we were impressed by his passion for the Ministry, his love for people and his value of the Episcopal Liturgy. The Vestry was also very impressed with Reverend Browne’s intelligence, his unassuming manner, and his straightforward communication style”.

He began his service at All Saints on January 1, 2020.  




Parish Administrator

Susan Molina

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Susan has been with All Saints since 2017. She comes with a background in office management. She worked as a Church Administrative Assistant for six years and managed the local newspaper office for three years. She enjoys spending time outside with her family and her dogs.  




 
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