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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Mawethu Ncaca recently completed a one year curacy at St John’s Wake Forest. He was born and raised in South Africa, where he did a Master’s of Philosophy (Religion and Culture) at Stellenbosch University. Mawethu and his spouse (LisaNoelle) and twelve and ten-year-old sons, moved to North Carolina six years ago to be closer to his wife’s family. His in-laws are recent Yankee transplants to North Carolina. In addition to being a brother, son, and was recently ordained transitional deacon in the Diocese of North Carolina, Mawethu enjoys spending his spare time running marathons and coaching his sons’ soccer team.
Catechist, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
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’.
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 Master 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 master’s 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.