Our Leadership

St. Paul’s clergy, staff and vestry comprise our leadership. An organizational chart that shows our internal structure, is here.

The Rev. Canon Caleb J. Lee Called to St. Paul’s

The Reverend Canon Caleb J. Lee was called to St. Paul’s in May of 2021. His ministry will begin on August 1, 2021.

“I am fascinated by your rich and diverse history. In particular, I am inspired by the last decade of your common life, where it seems you have grown into something new. I am drawn to your fine liturgy and music and look forward to building upon the solid foundation that has been laid. Speaking of building, I am ready to discern with you about the future of your building as well as seek new opportunities for formation of all ages and outreach to the community.”

He comes to us from Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, S.C., where he serves as Canon Precentor and is currently the President of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of South Carolina. Before his work in South Carolina, Caleb served as a Priest Associate at St. Paul’s in Beaufort, N.C.

Transition

In the transition between the departure of St. Paul’s clergy on May 31 and the arrival of the Rev. Canon Caleb Lee on Aug. 1, supply clergy will be serving at both Sunday Eucharists. Louise Buck has been hired temporarily for part time office work.

She, along with Diane Matz Kane, our financial officer, are providing morning office hours, Monday-Thursday. In case of a pastoral need or emergency, please contact me at 252.268.1547 or teresabsinger@gmail.com. I have secured local supply clergy to minister to these needs in the absence of full-time clergy. 

God loves us. God will keep us, even if and when things look and feel different than they did before. And “all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.” 

Be the light!
Teresa B. Singer, Senior Warden

The Rev. Richard Banks

Priest Associate

“To be a fellow sojourner in a community of faith,” is how the Rev. Richard Banks, priest associate, defines the purpose of his ministry. “Most people regard priests as ‘finished products’ but we clergy know that we continue to grow in knowledge and faith through the weekly cycle of prayer, preparation for worship including preaching, and translating faith into works as we seek to minister to those in need.”
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A native of northeast Ohio and later raised in Virginia, Fr. Richard spent 20 years in inner-city ministry as a lay person in the Dioceses of North Carolina and Maryland. Married for over 30 years to Barbara Ellington-Banks, her career as a Foreign Service Officer took them abroad to Belize, Jamaica and Guatemala. As a priest for over 20 years, he has served parishes in Guatemala City, northern Virginia, New Orleans, and most recently Mexico before moving to Wilmington. He is fluent in Spanish.

Fr. Richard studied at Virginia Commonwealth University and the National Institute for Lay Training, and holds degrees from the University of the West Indies and the United Theological College of the West Indies. He spent two summers in the Doctor of Ministry program at The Virginia Seminary.

His son Colin lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Jill. Daughter Alison lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with husband Adam and their two small children. Both of his parents and three siblings live in Richmond, Virginia, with their families.

Clergy Corner

From Our Rector-Elect

From Our Rector-Elect

Dear Good People of St. Paul’s, Transitions are all around us. Just last week I attended an array of events which marked the end of the school year for my children. Parents and grandparents are attending ceremonies of all kinds as the academic year comes to a close....

Thank you

Thank you

All that is left to say is “thank you.” Thank you for being a blessing to me, to the church, to this community, and to the world. Thank you for your prayers, faithful stewardship, kindness, generosity, and yes, even for your criticism (through which I have learned...

St. Paul’s Has Our Next Rector

St. Paul’s Has Our Next Rector

Thanks be to God!  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has called our next rector!  Please see the YouTube link below to hear this exciting news: https://youtu.be/2hZCrE7dui0 Be the light!Teresa B. SingerSenior Warden

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Ronnie D. Wise

Organist, Director of Music

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Richard Rhoads

Assistant Director of Music

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Parish Administrator

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Diane Matz-Kane

Financial Secretary

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Walter Alonzo

Handyman

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Bob Crafts

Technology and Communications (Volunteer)

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Bryce O'Dell

Technology Assistant (Volunteer)

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Laurie Pierce

Children's Minister (Volunteer)

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Ellen Weig

Archivist (Volunteer)

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Teresa Singer

Senior Warden, Facilities Team

teresabsinger@gmail.com

Tom Sramek

Junior Warden, Facilities Team

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Layne S. Dupree

Facilities Team

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Ruth Gates

Facilities Team

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Angela Green

Facilities Team

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Matt Langley

Human Resources Team

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Steve Martin

Stewardship Team

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Joan Rosco Miller

Human Resources Team

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Sally Pope

Human Resources Team

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Rhonda Stroud

Stewardship Team

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Meaghan Thomas

Human Resources Team

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Merry Ann Wright

Stewardship Team

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Judy Wilson

Treasurer

Brenda Cunningham

Clerk