Ginny Wilder, Rector
When you think about who a typical clergyperson is, I am the least likely person to show up on the list. I grew up in the Episcopal Church, and left organized religion in my 20s specifically because the church had some work to do around welcoming people in the LGBTQIA community. In my 30s, I was ready to come back to the church and heal. In my wilderness years, I spent my weekends playing music in bars, clubs, and festivals, touring up and down the East Coast. What I didn’t know at the time was that even playing in bars would somehow prepare me for being a priest.
Here’s the truth: we are all walking our own spiritual journey. Every single one of us is a beloved child of God, and there is nothing we can do, say, think, or feel that will ever make God stop loving us. How we choose to respond to God’s love is up to each of us. I chose to respond by answering the call to serve in an ordained capacity. Maybe you will choose to respond to that love by offering your gifts in our worship, in our ministry, in our work for justice, and in our desire to be the hands and feet of Christ in this beautiful and broken world as we become beloved community. If you ever want to talk about your spiritual journey, your call, and/or using your gifts to love God and love our neighbor, please know that I am here for that conversation. And speaking of conversations, I prefer to be called Ginny instead of reverend or pastor. Thanks!
When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Barbie, and our two rescue dogs Riley and Martin. You can find me out hiking, fishing, gardening, playing music, or riding my super cool Elliptigo bike. My favorite place to be is by the firepit in the evening, telling stories.
Terry Hicks, Director of Music and Organist
Terry earned his bachelor’s degree in music and his master’s degree in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has taught choral music for almost 30 years. Prior to his 2016 return to FCDS (Terry was originally hired by Headmaster Gordon Bingham), he taught choral music at R.J. Reynolds Arts Magnet High School since 1990. He developed an extracurricular show choir, a gospel choir, and a capella ensembles and served as stage and music director for the school’s musicals. Terry chaired the Performing Arts Department from 1993-1997 and from 2001-2007 and was a certified mentor teacher from 2005-2013. Terry is extremely active on the Winston-Salem music scene. He has been the St. Anne’s Organist since August, 2022. He is a volunteer rehearsal accompanist for the Winston-Salem Mozart Club’s annual production of Handel’s Messiah and he has produced the A Capella Jam for Hope from 2005-2015 to raise funds for charities through music. During his career, Terry has received numerous accolades. He won the 2015 ECHO Award for community building from the Winston-Salem Foundation; and the Yale University Distinguished Music Educator Award in 2009.
Mary Kroohs, Deacon
My relationship with the St Anne’s community began in late 1974 when my family was warmly
welcomed one Sunday morning. We knew we had landed in a church family that was grounded
in the love of Christ and in service to the world. The St. Anne’s community raised me up for my
eventual ordination to the diaconate in May 1991.
I served as a deacon in various churches until April 2018, when I was assigned to St. Anne’s. It
felt like I was returning home! Since ordination, my ministries outside the church setting have included volunteer chaplaincy at hospitals and nursing homes, volunteer grief counseling, and tutoring elementary school students. When employed as a physical therapist (until late 2019), I experienced working in several different settings.
In 2019, food insecurity of our neighbors became the primary focus of my diaconal ministry. I am grateful for the generous support that the St Anne’s community offers the food pantries.
I have three adult daughters and five grandchildren. When I’m not hanging out with them, my favorite leisure activity is hiking or going on long wandering walks.
Mark Biggam, Parish Administrator
Mark has been Parish Administrator for St. Anne’s since 2002. As Parish Administrator, he serves in various financial and administrative capacities.
Mark is also a musician and wears a variety of musical hats as a performer, composer and teacher. He studied oboe in high school at UNCSA and continued his training in Ohio, earning a doctorate at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Currently, he is a freelance musician in North Carolina, performing with the Piedmont Wind Symphony and other orchestras and chamber groups.
As an instructor of music theory, history, music technology and music appreciation, Mark has taught at Cincinnati-College of Music, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and at Forsyth Technical Community College. He also enjoys teaching in his modest oboe studio in Winston-Salem, and is proud of his students who consistently win statewide competitions and auditions.
Vestry Nominations for the class of 2026:
Our newly appointed 2022-2023 Vestry members and other officers are as follows:
Stan Meiburg, Senior Warden (Class of 2024)
Carmen Caruth, Junior Warden (Class of 2024)
Alvie Dove- Ali (Class of 2023)
Erik Ekstrand (Class of 2023)
Corinne Groves (Class of 2025)
Darryl Hammill(Class of 2023)
Bob Poehling (Class of 2025)
Bart Trescott (Class of 2025)
Donna Williams (Class of 2024)
Bob Hoover, Treasurer
Chris and Laura Pallavicini, Co-Clerks
St. Anne’s Vestry includes nine elected members who serve three-year terms on a rotating basis. A clerk and treasurer hold non-elected positions. New Vestry members are elected each year during the annual meeting held on the 3rd Sunday of September.
St. Anne’s Vestry being commissioned for the new year of service.
VESTRY COMMITTEE LIASONS
Ginny Wilder Stewardship
Stan Meiburg Finance
Carmen Caruth Outreach
Alvie Dove-Ali Welcoming/Neighborhood Bridge Building
Erik Ekstrand Pastoral Care
Corinne Groves Formation
Darryl Hammill Technology
Bob Poehling Liturgy
Bart Trescott Buildings and Grounds
Donna Williams Bread and Blessings
To learn more about our Annual Meeting, please click here.
Click here for the 2022 Annual Report.