Clergy & Staff

January 13th  Holy Eucharist : The Rev. Thomas Joyner

January 20th Holy Eucharist: The Rev. Thomas Joyner

January 27th Holy Eucharist: The Rev. Stephen McWhorter

February 3rd Holy Eucharist: The Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers


Peg Thompson

Director of MusicIMG_0725

Peg holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Alabama in Organ Performance and a Master of Music degree from The University in Music Composition. She did graduate work in choral conducting with Fred Prentice and Sandra Willetts.

Peg grew up in Gadsden, Alabama. She felt the call to music ministry while in high school and has been a church musician for over thirty years. She has served various churches as organist, choir director, handbell director, and Director of Christian Education. She has directed children’s, youth, and adult choirs. She began handbell programs for all ages at several previous churches. One of her passions has been to encourage church members to participate in worship through music.

As a composer, Peg’s music is varied. Her Four Dances for Orchestra was premiered by The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra in 1989. She has written vocal and choral music along with various chamber music works. Her handbell music is performed throughout the country and has been featured at several handbell festivals. She has developed a series of books for beginning ringers entitled Handbells Are a Handful of Fun!

One of her recent projects was a Christmas CD: Nowell! Carols of Christmas Joy – Piano and Instrumental arrangements by Peg Thompson. The arrangements blend classical, folk, and jazz styles.

Tara Portneytara

Parish Administrator

Tara has a Bachelor Degree in Secondary Education-Social Sciences from the University of Alabama.  She spent four years as a high school history teacher, followed by five years in human resources for a general contractor. Tara is married to Jason and has a nine year-old son, Nicholas.

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