Clergy and Staff
The Rev. Lawrence Womack, Rector
Born in Indianapolis, IN, Father Lawrence received a B.A. from Wabash College in Biology and an M.A. in Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While working on his doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins, he answered the call to ministry. He received his M.Div. in 2003 from Bexley Hall Seminary of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York, and was ordained to the priesthood in January 2004.
Prior to accepting the call to St. Anne's, Father Lawrence was Associate Rector at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Charlotte, NC, a position he held since 2006. From 2003-2006, he was concurrently the Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Assistant to the Rector at St. James Episcopal Church, in Baltimore, MD. Father Lawrence and his wife, Sharita, are the proud parents of three children.
His ministry at St. Anne's began on March 7, 2011. Click here for a Letter from the Rector.
To see an article on Father Lawrence in The Chronicle, click here to access The Chronicle's website, then click the Archive box (upper right corner). Click on the June 16, 2011 edition. Go to Select a Page and drop down to B3, then B6.
The Rev. Nancy Vaders, Deacon
Nancy received her B.A. from the University of Tennessee, where she studied Art History, Religion, and Photography. Driven by her passion for working with the aging, she received her M.Div. from Duke University Divinity School in 2006. She has since worked as a clinical chaplain for hospitals, hospices, and long term care facilities, with a focus on helping others with end-of-life circumstances.
She was ordained to the Diaconate in February 2012, and is currently a Chaplain for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, North Carolina. Nancy and her husband, Mark, are the proud parents of one daughter, Audrey.
David Pegg, Director of Music
David Pegg is Minister of Music at St. Anne's Episcopal Church and conductor of the High Point Community Chorus.
David received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has done advanced studies at the University of Oklahoma, University of Iowa, University of Hartford, and Westminster Choir College. He is the former conductor of the Bel Canto Company, a professional choral ensemble of Greensboro, NC, which he led for 19 years. He has served on the faculties of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, High Point College (University), Kent State University, and Salem College. For 17 years he served as Director of Music and the Arts at Centenary United Methodist Church of Winston-Salem.
David has been a choral clinician and adjudicator for numerous workshops including the North Carolina All-State Chorus and Honors Chorus, Kentucky All-State Chorus, and Indiana All-State Men's Choir. His choruses have sung on programs of the Music Educators National Conference, southern division conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.
In 2004, he received the Lara Hoggard Award for Distinguished Service in Choral Music in North Carolina from the North Carolina state chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
Dr. Mark Biggam, Parish Administrator and Web Administrator
D.M.A. University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (2001)
M.M. - Ohio University (1983)
B.M. - University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (1981)
Mark has been Parish Administrator for St. Anne's since 2002. As Parish Administrator, he serves in various financial and clerical capacities, including the contact person for this website. Also, he is a freelance musician and music teacher in the Piedmont Triad Area.
Jennifer Smith, Director of Child Care Center
Early Childhood Education Certificate, Forsyth Technical Community College
Early Childhood Administrative Credential Certificate, Forsyth Technical Community College
Early Childhood Education Credentials 1 and 2, Forsyth Technical Community College
Jennifer has been on the Child Care staff since January 2002, serving as teacher, administrative assistant to the director, assistant director, and currently serves as Director. Jennifer is married with 3 children. Outside of the Center, Jennifer enjoys watching her son play sports, gardening, and relaxing at the lake.
Molly North, Organist
M.M. - Master of Sacred Music, Boston University, School of Theology
B.M. - Randolph-Macon Women's College
B.S - Business Administration in Accounting, CPA
Member - American Guild of Organists
Molly North received a Bachelor of Music degree from Randolph-Macon Women's College where she studied organ with Roger Cole. She won the VA, MD American Guild of Organists' regional student competition her senior year and competed in the national contest the following year in Colorado. She studied organ with Max Miller at the School of Theology of Boston University (double degree in music and theology) and completed a Master of Sacred Music degree. She was the accompanist for the Seminary Singers while there and toured with them.
She has served at several churches as organist/music director: South Kent Congregational Church, CT; St. John's Episcopal Church, Dallas, TX; Redeemer Lutheran Church, Shreveport, LA; and Walnut Hill UMC, Dallas TX; She also taught music education at South Kent School for Boys, South Kent, CT, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX; and St. Mark's Episcopal School, Shreveport, LA.
Molly has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Accounting, a CPA license, and has worked at real estate companies and in the federal government as an accountant and asset manager. She is delighted to be back in the church music field at St. Anne's. She is a member of the American Guild of Organists, and has a special interest in hymnody and improvisation.