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Announcing Our New
Diocesan ECW Board Members

President - Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon has been serving as the Interim President of the Diocesan ECW since November, 2015, before her election as President in November, 2016. She has been a communicant for forty plus years at St. Mary’s, High Point. At St. Mary’s she proudly serves as a Stephen Minister, a Eucharistic Visitor, a member of Senior Altar Guild, a member of St. Anne’s Chapter and a Greeter. Her ministry also includes delivering food to Open Door Ministry.

On the Diocesan level she is a part of the Botswana Companion Link Committee and a part of the Bishop Transition Team. She is a retired educator of thirty-four years, past President of Guilford County Association of Educators, member of Greensboro-Guilford North Carolina Retired School Personnel and President of Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. A mother of two grown daughters, Kathleen who lives with her husband Tim in Fort Worth, Texas and Christine, who with her husband Jarod and their three children live in Northern California.

Mary can be reached at president^ecw-nc#org.


Vice-President - Carolyn Townsend

Carolyn Townsend was born and raised in Riverside, CA. She moved to Durham, NC in 1964 where she worked in patient care at Duke University. Later she moved to public health nursing where she served as Regional Nurse Consultant and Program Coordinator with the Division of Public Health until retirement in 2006. She became confirmed as an Episcopalian in 1989 at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Durham, NC. She later transferred to St. Batholomew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, NC, where she is an active member of ECW and is currently serving as secretary. She participates as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, Altar Guild Sector, member of Mary and Martha Chapter of the DOK. She currently serves as Chair of the Durham Convocation.

Carolyn can be reached at vicepresident^ecw-nc#org.


Treasurer-Elect - Kathy MacLeod

Kathy MacLeod, a retired chemist and quality auditor, joined the Diocesan ECW Board in January 2012 as the Raleigh Convocation Chair. She is a past ECW President of Good Shepard Episcopal, Raleigh, NC, where she has been a member since 1971. She served on the vestry twice and is a veteran Sunday school teacher. Since 2014 she has served on the ECW Diocesan Board Finance committee and has also headed the committee formed by the ECW Diocesan Board in 2015 to revise the constitution and bylaws.

Kathy can be reached at treasurerelect^ecw-nc#org.


Director of Church Periodical Club - Patricia Barnes

Patricia Barnes is a parishioner of All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Currently serving on the Altar Guild, Acolyte Master, Lay Reader, Chalice Bearer, Outreach Committee and Church Periodical Club and President of the Order of the Daughter of the King.

Past participation at the Diocesan level: Youth Commission for the Diocese, Diocesan Church Periodical Club, and Historic Properties Commission. Patricia is a retired secondary instructor, serves as a member of Halifax County Arts Council Board, Let’s Read Youth Group-Scotland Neck Library and Meals on Wheels in Roanoke Rapids.

Pat can be reached at CPC^ecw-nc#org.


Missions Coordinator - Mary Scholle

Mary Scholle is a lifelong Episcopalian. She has served in several parishes as a Sunday School teacher, youth group leader, vacation Bible school teacher, and Lay Eucharistic Minister. At St. Bart’s she has been a Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher, the social concerns committee chair person, member of ECW, DOK, Altar Guild, and the Vestry. She is pleased to be the ECW Missions Coordinator. “I would like to help serve the diocese following our parish mission statement to seek, serve, and share Christ with all people, throughout the Diocese and world. Supporting missions becomes an example of this.”

Mary can be reached at missions^ecw-nc#org.


Coordinator of United Thank Offering - Barbara Longmire

Barbara Longmire was born and raised in Raleigh, NC, and has lived in North Carolina her entire life. She and her husband have lived in Durham since 2002, and have attended St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Durham since 2008. Through her friend, the late Wynn Cherry, she became involved with the St. Luke’s ECW in 2013. From Barbara: “I look forward to the opportunity of serving this wonderful Diocese as the United Thank Offering Coordinator for the Diocese ECW.”

Barbara can be reached at UTO^ecw-nc#org.


Lex Mathews Scholarship Fund Coordinator - Heidi LeCount

Heidi LeCount joined Good Shepherd after moving to Raleigh in 2000. While at Good Shepherd she has served as an usher, participated in families with young children dinners and events, assisted with the annual Christmas Pageant, provided gifts for the church angel tree, participated in outreach activities such as providing meals for new parents, participated several times in the annual chili cook-off and coordinated a “watch party” for Bishop Curry’s installation where more than 70 parishioners gathered for a pot luck meal and fellowship.

Heidi has a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education and a Masters degree in College Student Personnel Administration. Currently she serves as the Director of Residence Life at Meredith College where she has been for 17 years and has worked more than 25 years in higher education. Heidi says being able to directly impact students and support their needs while they are in college has been very rewarding for her. She has served on the Lex Matthews Scholarship Fund committee for two years. Serving now as the Lex Mathews Scholarship Fund Coordinator will be a natural blend of her church involvement and professional career.

Heidi has a 9-year old son who has grown up at Good Shepherd. She enjoys crafting, working on home improvement projects, traveling, visiting local attractions, and biking.

Heidi can be reached at lexmathews^ecw-nc#org.