The Rev. Stephanie Yancy began her ordained ministry in the Diocese of Maryland. She moved to the Diocese of North Carolina in 2013 to be the interim rector at St. Luke’s in Durham. She stayed in the area and became the vicar of St. Titus’ in 2015. In 2019 she was proud to become the rector of St. Titus’ when the congregation returned to parish status. She is a graduate of Cornell University and of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. She and her husband Spike are the parents of two adult children and the grandparents of Joshua, an acolyte at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta and a budding entertainer.
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The Reverend Sarah Woodard serves as Deacon at St. Titus’. In her professional life, she is employed in Human Resources for the Duke Health System and serves as Episcopal Chaplain for Duke Hospital. Her interests are varied with focus on pastoral issues, hospitality and knowing our neighbors. Community outreach includes C.C. Spaulding Elementary School, North Carolina Central Campus Ministry and food distribution with El Buen Pastor. She is married to Mike Woodard.
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Philip Zoutendam is a 2020 graduate of Duke Divinity School, where he was a member of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies. He lives in Durham with his wife, Erin Risch Zoutendam, who is completing her PhD in church history at Duke. Philip was born and raised in East Texas, learning a deep love for Scripture and personal discipleship from his parents and his Baptist Sunday School teachers. He was received into the Episcopal Church after moving to Michigan, and joins the long line of ordinands raised up by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids. Since moving to North Carolina in 2017, Erin and Philip have been members of Church of the Holy Family in Chapel Hill, where Philip served as a seminarian. He also completed field education at the Orange County Correctional Center in Hillsborough and St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Strasbourg, France. He was ordained to the transitional diaconate on June 6, 2020 and to the priesthood on January 15, 2021.
A proud native of the Tar Heel State, Susan began playing the piano in her home church in Lillington at the age of 10 and has been involved in church music ever since. She has served area Episcopal, Baptist, and Methodist churches as choir director or organist, and has taught music in the Wake and Durham County Public School systems. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Meredith College, a Masters of Music from UNC-Greensboro, and the Bishop’s Diploma in Church Music from the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Though raised Baptist, she has been a happy Episcopalian for more than 40 years, being drawn especially to the beauty of the Episcopal liturgy. Susan lives in Hillsborough with her husband, Chuck, who is also a church musician, and their cat, Malu.
Jack and his family have been a part of the St. Titus parish since moving to Durham in 2019 so his wife, Amy, could begin a Masters of Divinity degree at Duke. He is an English teacher and teacher trainer by profession, with a PhD in Composition and Applied Linguistics and a masters degree in TESOL. He was born in Ohio and has lived in Georgia, Vietnam, California, Arkansas, Washington, and, most recently, Indiana. When not serving as the parish administrator, Jack takes care of his two children, writes, and works as a freelance editor.
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Donna Smith is an experienced Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) catechist with certificates for CGS Levels 1 and 2. Donna served as a catechist at St. Mark’s in Roxboro and St. Philip’s in Durham before coming to St. Titus’. Donna holds an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School. Donna is a long-time friend of St. Titus’, having married her husband, the Rev. Dr. Harmon L. Smith, Jr., at St. Titus’.