Clergy & Staff

The Rev. Dr. Alicia Alexis

Interim Rector

The Reverend Dr. Alicia Alexis is a resident priest in the Diocese of North Carolina. She has served in positions as rector, associate, and intentional interim rector roles.

Alicia was born in Trinidad, West Indies and relocated to the United States in 1968 and later became a United States citizen.

She holds a Bachelors of Science Nursing degree (Salem State College), a Master’s in Theology degree (St. Mary’s Seminary and University), a Master of Divinity (Bexley Hall/Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School), and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary.

Alicia was ordained to the diaconate in June 2006, at Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, Maryland by the Rt. Rev. Bishop John Rabb, and to the priesthood in March 2008 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace, Maryland by the Rt. Rev. John Rabb.

Alicia enjoys reading, writing, exercising, taking boxing classes, watching old movies, spending time with nature and her daughter, Mary Coombs, who lives in Olean, New York.

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The Rev. Sarah Woodard


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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Kaye Saunders

Parish Administrator

Ms. Kaye Saunders is a career church musician currently serving part-time at St. Luke’s, Durham, where she is responsible for all their choirs and church music programs.  Prior to serving at St. Luke’s, she served at Trinity (formerly Episcopal) Church in Myrtle Beach, SC. She has a degree from Columbia College, Columbia, SC. 

She also has extensive administrative experience gained during Covid while promoting music video editing, piano, organ and voice lessons. Kaye is responsible for the wonderful group video for the Pauli Murray service in June, 2021.

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