The ministry of a priest is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as pastor to the people; to share with the bishop in the overseeing of the Church; to proclaim the Gospel; to administer the sacraments; and to bless and declare pardon in the name of God.
The ministry of a deacon is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as a servant of those in need; and to assist bishops and priests in the proclamation of the Gospel and the administration of the sacraments. - BCP p.856
The Rev'd Andrew CannanRector
Andrew appreciates the diversity of the journeys that bring people to find a home at St. Paul's. He was baptized a Methodist, majored in religious studies at a Baptist university, married a Presbyterian, received a Master of Divinity as a Devil (the blue, basketball-crazed variety), and was ordained in a congregationalist church prior to finding his way as an Episcopal priest. "I was drawn to this strange Church that accepted the messiness of life and embraced it with grace and dignity. That sounded like a place where I could learn to live with God. That and I was always wanted to dress like Johny Cash.” In their downtime, Andrew and his wife, Ashley, enjoy East Carolina evenings in the backyard with their sons. On days off, he likely won’t be found fishing a remote section of the Eastern Pamlico that he is reluctant to disclose.
The Rev'd Skip WalkerAssociate Rector
Skip has been serving as Associate Rector at St. Pauls since 2020. He is a graduate of Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music and is currently a Doctoral student at Sewanee School of Theology. In addition to serving at St. Pauls, Skip is also an accomplished Jazz musician. You can read more about Skip at his website.
The Rev'd Deacon Bobby WeatherlyDeacon
Bobby Weatherly was born and baptized Presbyterian in Pontotoc Mississippi and lived in Mississippi for his first 71 years. After leaving Mississippi, St Paul’s found him wandering around Greenville looking for a spiritual home. He majored in business and finance at Mississippi State University and worked for an electric utility company serving western MS, moving 7 times in 13 years when his wife Dannie said, “enough moving”. Bobby and Dannie are likely the only couple to move to Port Gibson, MS twice. In 1981, Bobby began a new career of financial planning and investment advisory services located in Vicksburg, MS where Dannie and Bobby lived until moving to Greenville in June 2017. They love spending time with their daughter, grandson, son, and daughter-in-law exploring North Carolina, especially the outer banks. Bobby's recreational interests include swimming and fly fishing when not spending too much time playing online bridge. On Jan. 4, 2003, he was ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Mississippi for the work of servant ministry with all the baptized in this crazy church and beyond.
The Rev'd Drew BakerPriest Associate
The Rev. K. Drew Baker, M.D. was raised in Vienna, Virginia. He received a B.S. in French and Biology from Hampden-Sydney College and then a M.D. degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University and a M. Div. degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He has served parishes in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and Maine over the past two decades and has also done medical mission work throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. Drew is very grateful to be part of the ministry team at St. Paul’s. He especially enjoys pastoral care and working with the youth and young adults and families. Drew enjoys spending time with his rescue golden retriever, Emme Joy, traveling, reading mysteries, and exercising.
The work of the dedicated staff at St. Paul’s is to facilitate and support the ministries of parishioners in key areas of concentration throughout the life of our parish. They oversee areas such as music and Christian formation; they manage day-to-day financial operations; they exercise care for the upkeep of our facilities; and they support communications and the clergy.
Margaret BrooksOffice Manager
"I have had the pleasure of serving as office administrator since just prior to Pentecost 2015. Keeping up with church information and documentation in the form of weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters, parish records and providing whatever support I can offer to the army of church volunteers, especially our Desk Volunteers fill my work days. I love the people of St. Paul’s who touch my life every week.
My husband Brad and I got married in 1987 at St. Paul’s, Edenton, started our family in Rocky Mount but moved to Greenville when our children, Rob and Abbe, were in elementary school. The kids are grown so Brad and I now enjoy grandparenthood and the continued joys of our dogs. You may know one of our dogs, he is a regular volunteer in the office, Duncan, our Cavalier King Charles spaniel."
Vance DunnWeekday Sexton
Vance Dunn is our weekday morning sexton. Vance comes to us from Kinston where he resides with his wife of 43 years, Tina. Vance retired from Dupont and keeps himself active as a part-time pastor at a Disciples of Christ church as well as tending to the various maintenance, custodial and set up needs at St. Paul's.
Hannah HutchensDirector of Youth Ministries
Hannah Hutchens is the Director of Youth Ministries here at St.Paul's. Hannah leads and coordinates our youth activities, primarily EYC on Sunday nights. Hannah is very excited to grow the amazing youth program here at St. Paul’s. She is a proud graduate of ECU, where she received a degree in Psychology with a minor in Alcohol and Drug Studies. Go Pirates! When she is not hanging out here on Sundays she likes to spend time with her two cats curled up on the couch with a good book.
Gretchen HvastkovsPreschool Director
Gretchen Hvastkovs grew up in California and attended college in Wyoming. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wyoming in Family and Consumer Sciences. After college, her family relocated to Connecticut before settling in Greenville. Gretchen and her husband are very active with their three children. Prior to moving into the director position, Gretchen was the lead teacher in the two year old room. She looks forward every day to playing, learning, and growing with St. Paul’s Preschool family.
Dianne JenkinsDirector of Operations and Finance
Dianne Jenkins has served as Director of Operations and Finance at St. Paul’s since November 2010. She has nearly 25 years of experience in church finance and 35 years of experience in the general financial industry, including work with the US Navy, the computer industry and with a corporate nursing facility.
Dianne has been married to her husband, Chris, for 37 years. He is a Methodist minster and Executive Director of the non-profit “Hope Restorations” in Kinston. They enjoy their home time with their toy Yorkie, Izzy, and love a chance to travel, go to the beach, go boating or spend time with their grandson.
Dianne loves her work and the people of St. Paul’s. Please feel free to contact her with questions or concerns regarding facility use, event planning, building and grounds, pledges/contributions, or any financial questions.
Juniper "Jay" LaNunziataDirector of Christian Formation, Digital Communications
Juniper “Jay” LaNunziata is the Director of Christian Formation at St. Paul’s, which means that they are responsible for the Sunday morning programming for children and youth, including our Christian formation hour (known elsewhere as Sunday school) and Godly Play, a Montessori-based Christian formation program for children that occurs during the first part of the 10:30 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist, with children returning to the main service during the Peace. Jay loves to bake bread, drink boba tea, and go geocaching. (Have you found the geocache they placed on St. Paul’s campus yet?) Jay attended Mid-Atlantic Christian University and received a Bachelor of Arts in both Cross-Cultural Studies and Bible.
Jay is also responsible for our digital communications at St. Paul’s, publishing our Wednesday and Saturday newsletters and managing our website and social media.
Daniel ShirleyInterim Director of Music
Dr. Daniel Shirley is delighted to serve as interim Director of Music at St. Paul’s. A professor of voice and opera at the ECU School of Music, Daniel has performed opera, concert works, and musical theater across the United States and Europe. He has been involved in the music ministries of Episcopal parishes for the past 20 years. He and his wife Caitlin live in Greenville, and all three of their kids attended (or currently attend) St. Paul’s Preschool.
Jonghee YoonCathee Jean Huber Organ Scholar
Jonghee Yoon is the Cathee Jean Organ Scholar at St. Paul's, having joined us in 2021. She is pursuing her Master's degree in Sacred Music and Organ Performance at ECU. In addition to her passion for the organ, Jonghee also plays harpsichord and violin. She graduated from EWHA Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea. Jonghee likes to ski, snowboard, take pictures, and she especially likes to play with Margaret Brooks's dog, Duncan.
A vestry is what other churches might call a "Church board." The members of St. Paul’s vestry are elected by the parish for rotating three-year terms. The vestry helps define the mission of the Church, supports the Church's mission by word and deed, ensures effective organization and planning, and oversees the resources and finances of a parish. The vestry appoints a treasurer and a clerk from the congregation, in addition to working with the Bishop to call a Rector, a priest and pastor who sits as an ex-officio member of the vestry.