Vestry

Meet Our Vestry 


The Vestry is the elected parish council.  Members of the Vestry are elected by the parish at the Annual Meeting.  They must be regular in attendance at worship, Confirmed, and known (only to the Parish Treasurer) as contributors.  The Vestry members are legally, financially, and spiritually responsible for the well-being of the parish church.

Dukie Barner - Clerk

I was baptized, confirmed, and married in Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, McKenney, Virginia. David and moved to Yorktown, Virginia and became active members of Grace Episcopal Church. We retired and moved to Lake Gaston and joined All Saints Episcopal Church in 2010. have not served on a formal committee but have helped with our food pantry program, assisted in coffee hour and set-ups for parish hall functions, and worked in kitchen detail for pancake dinners and our lunches after Sunday service. have donated my art for our silent auction and winter gardens for our bazar.

As a vestry member I plan to help carry out the visions and needs of our congregation and community through the joint work of the laity and our clergy. I hope to encourage a continued creative process with flexibility for new ideas while still holding strong to our Church’s traditions.

 

Carl Burke - Junior Warden

Carl has been a member of All Saints' since 2008. He has enjoyed being active in choir, handbells, and bible study. Carl is a former vestry member, and former Senior Warden. He currently serves as Junior Warden. Carl is a museum professional and is the Site Director for Historic Halifax State Historic Site. He holds a BA in History from East Carolina University and an MBA from Methodist University. Carl is dedicated to inclusive history and telling stories that have often been neglected.

 

Scott Harris

I was born and raised in Roanoke Rapids; and educated in Roanoke Rapids School District, although moved before graduation, and graduated from West Point High School, West Point, VA. Where I met Betty Rodman who became my wife 6 years later.  

College Education: B.A. Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA; M.B.A., Darden School, University of Virginia.

Growing up, I attended First United Methodist Church and was very active in Boy Scouts of America earning Eagle Scout and God and Country Awards, attended Philmont Scout Ranch and 3 Boy Scout Jamborees.

Church life:

After marriage I started attending the Episcopal Church and was confirmed by Bishop Alexander, Bishop of Upper South Carolina at Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC. Not long after that we moved to a much smaller town in SC with a very old historic Episcopal Church, Barnwell, SC. Due to it's size and need for help, I became very active and was elected to the Vestry of Church of the Holy Apostles' and also served as Licensed Lay Reader, Junior Warden, and Senior Warden.

I moved back to Roanoke Rapids with Betty and two sons; Scott and John in 1984 and transferred membership to All Saints. At All Saints, I have served on the Vestry two previous terms and as Junior Warden.

Business Affiliation:

I worked with Milliken and Co. (largest privately owned textile co. in world) in Spartanburg, SC and Barnwell, SC for 8 years and have been with Wells Fargo Advisors and it's previous companies for the past 36 years as a Branch Manager and Financial Advisor.

 

Chris Lehman

I grew up in Roanoke Rapids and have spent my childhood and most of my adult life attending All Saints’. Following high school graduation, I attended UNC Chapel Hill. During our time there as students, Sandy and I were married at All Saints’. We have two grown daughters, both of whom were also married at All Saints’.

I began serving on the Vestry in the early 1980s and I have had the honor of being both Junior and Senior Warden over these years. A highlight of my Vestry experience was serving as Senior Warden at the time Rev. Sonny Browne became our Priest.

Along with being on the Vestry, other areas of church interest and participation are singing in the choir, working in the church gardens, and serving as a Worship Leader.

My formal education is from UNC Chapel Hill where I received a BS in Pharmacy, Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy. I have been practicing Pharmacy since 1969, almost forty years of which I spent as Director of Pharmacy at Halifax Regional Medical Center (now Vidant North).

Sandy and I are in our 54th year of marriage. We enjoy spending time at the beach, seeing children and grandchildren when possible, and doing yard and garden work at home and at church. We also enjoy our standard poodle, Gabriel.

I welcome this opportunity to serve on the Vestry of All Saints’.

 

Malena Maradiaga

Honduras is my country of origin. My husband Gerardo and I have three grown children, an 8 year old grandson and a 3 year old granddaughter. I practiced medicine for ten years, until the mid 1990’s when we choose to move to the mid USA. In 2002 we became members of ASEC.

I enjoy cooking, gardening, reading, traveling and crocheting. I have worked as a volunteer in several nonprofit organzations / projects here as well as in Honduras.

What do I feel I bring to the Vestry?  A desire to learn.  An open mind.  A different perspective

 

Wilhelmina Rae Mitchell

I was born, raised and still live on a farm in Tillery, North Carolina. I retired from the Greensville County School System in Emporia, Virginia on July 1, 2013. I enjoy retirement - my days are filled with reading, computer browsing, Zoom meetings, meal preparation and playing with my dog, "Sir Henry". Patricia Barnes invited me to attend All Saints with her one Sunday and immediately I felt I belonged in this church. I joined in 1982 and have served joyfully in the choir and currently am Chairman of the Worship Committee and a new Vestry member having served one term previously.  I want to be an active member to continue and advance our standing as a beacon of hope in our area, a church accepting of all who profess their faith. I am proud of the focus on inclusion, understanding racism and community. I want to be a part of encouraging our church and the Roanoke Area to the full realization of the Beloved Community.

 

Kathy Mitchell

Kathy is a member of the Garden Committee and Altar Guild.  

 

Mike Scott - Senior Warden

Cathy and I have lived in Roanoke Rapids for 28 years and have been members of All Saints since 2008. Our greatest attraction to all Saints is the sense of family and community exhibited by our fellow members and worshippers. Having owned and operated two small businesses in Roanoke Rapids over the past 30 years I have gained the invaluable experience of working with people from all parts of life. I believe that I can contribute to the All Saints Vestry via my business background and logical approach to business and life.

With the experience of serving previously on the All Saints Vestry and as Junior Warden, I believe that working with the other Vestry members and Church family we can meet our challenges and continue to move the Church forward.

 

Joanne Parrott

I was born and raised in Halifax County and attended school there. I am a graduated from The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.  I was raised Baptist. My son, KC & his wife Caitlin live in Leland. My godson, Jason Wright & his wife Stephanie have one son, Paul,  and they are the owners of  Red Rabbit Coffee in town. I worked for the Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District for 36 years and I am now retired. I joined All Saint’s’ Episcopal Church in 1996. I have served 2 previous terms on the Vestry at All Saints. I am active member at All Saints where I serve on the Altar Guild, Outreach, Worship, Parish Life and Kitchen Committees. I am currently also a Lay Eucharistic Minister and a Lector.

I found my religious beliefs upheld in the Episcopal Church & strive to uphold the church in return.  

 

 
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