2018 VESTRY CLASS NOMINEES

 
 
Joan Bates

JOAN BATES     
     I have been married to my husband John for 15 years. We have two daughters Sydney (11) and Elizabeth (13). I grew up in the Episcopal church and went to an Episcopal school through the 8th grade. My husband grew up in the Baptist church. We had an Episcopal wedding in the mountains. We received premarital counseling at St. Timothy’s and our daughters were baptized here as well.
     Early in our marriage we were not avid church goers. Things changed when Elizabeth was five and she asked me why we never went to church. Humbling to be called out by a five-year-old. Since my husband and I had different church upbringings, I began looking for a “neutral territory” church where we could go as a family. I tried several different churches, but none of them felt like home to me until, I returned to St. Timothy’s in the spring of 2015. At that time, my husband and I decided to attend separate churches so we each could receive the spiritual fulfillment that spoke most deeply to our hearts.
     As a mom, I feel that it is important to show my girls how to be engaged in a church community. It is also important to me that I try to instill in them a spirit of service. I started volunteering here at St. Timothy’s in the overflow shelter during the 2015-2016 season as an overnight volunteer. I fell in love and now I am in my second-year volunteering as facility greeter. I have also been involved in children’s formation as a parent volunteer, the Costa Rica mission and serve as a Lay Eucharist Minister (LEM). My daughter Sydney serves as an Acolyte.
     I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and doing more this year. Why? The answer is simple, because I love this place. I have a strong commitment to this community. This is my church home.

 
Margaret Blair

MARGARET BLAIR
I was baptized in the Episcopal church and have been involved in the church all my life. I have taught Sunday school, served on alter guild and been on 2 different vestries.  I think the way we do worship at St Timothy’s has added much to the growth of my spiritual journey. Over the last 2 years I have been the clerk for the vestry and have been impressed with how well the group works together. I have seen God do amazing things and I would like to do whatever I can to be part of what God is doing here at St Timothy’s.  

 
Ginger Cahoon

GINGER CAHOON
Hi, my name is Ginger Cahoon. I grew up in the Baptist Church. I was Baptized when I was 12 and was very involved in the church growing up. When I went to college, my spiritual life went to the side. In 2008, I found my way to St. Timothy’s. In 2009 I was confirmed into the Episcopal Church. During my time at St. Timothy’s I have taught Godly Play. I serve on the Altar Guild and Wednesday night Dinner Team. I have also served as Co-President of ECW. This year, I have branched out and am now serving as an acolyte and teaching youth. During my time here at St. Timothy’s I have grown spiritually in regular attendance at the 9:00 AM service and through attending small group study on Wednesday evening and Sunday morning. St. Timothy’s is a huge part of my life and I would be honored to serve on the Vestry and help decide where we go from here.

 
Becky Johnston

BECKY JOHNSTON
I am a wife to Dan, mom to Elizabeth (11) and Julianna (almost 5), director of The Abraham Project, office supply connoisseur, Tarheel lover, and native of Asheville. I’ve been in the Church as long as I can remember- and been at this church for 2 years. I found St. Tim's through the shelter, fell in love with the services that very next Sunday, and fell in love with these people shortly thereafter. Church leadership has been in my heart since 1992 (a longer story for another day that involves a high school romance and God’s Call on my life.) It’s been my joy to serve alongside you with TAP and to recently revise the hospitality ministry. I would love to be a part of the new Vestry class.

 
Dwayne McFerrin

DWAYNE MCFERRIN
My wife, Amy, and I found St. Timothy’s in 2003 while searching for a church home and felt at home since the first Sunday we visited. We now have two wonderful daughters, Ella (13) and Katie (12), who love St. Timothy’s as much as we do. St. Timothy’s has been the most influential element to the development of my faith. I was baptized at St. Timothy’s on the Easter Vigil 5 years ago and was blessed to be confirmed by Bishop Monterroso while on a mission trip to Costa Rica. I have observed how intentional adoration of Jesus Christ and sound formation of his life and teachings can truly transform lives. I feel an increased energy and excitement within our church and would love to be a part of the leadership to discern God’s call for St. Timothy’s and how he would have us to show Jesus Christ’s love to our community.
 

 
Tom White

TOM WHITE
     I am a cradle Episcopalian and have been active in the life and mission of St. Timothy’s since I moved to Winston-Salem as a young adult five decades ago. My life has taken several unexpected turns over these years, but my church has been a stabilizing presence through it all, a comforting yet challenging force. It has provided me opportunities for participation in worship and in service to others outside our walls which have greatly enriched my life.
     Over the years I have served on the vestry, as a Sunday school teacher, and on the Stewardship and Outreach committees. I am currently a LEM, a member of the Costa Rica mission team, and an overnight volunteer for the Women’s Overflow Shelter.
     Bonnie and I will celebrate our 36th Anniversary this month. We have three married children living out of town and four awesome grandchildren. I currently manage two parking garages downtown for a private company.