rev. mary apicella, pastor

Mary grew up in nearby Marion, NC. Most recently she has pastored a blended congregation associated with the American Baptist Churches, USA and United Church of Christ in Connecticut. While there, she also served on an Interfaith Council which planned and coordinated community events. Mary is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Boston University School of Theology and graduated magna cum laude from both. An ordained American Baptist pastor, Mary is committed to the work of inclusion, justice, and creating God’s beloved community by following the example of Jesus’ way of ministering: telling stories, asking questions, and embodying God’s love.

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Annette Hudson, Church accompanist

After growing up in Dallas, North Carolina, Annette earned a Bachelor of Music from Appalachian State University and a Master of Music Education from Western Carolina University. She is a retired music specialist with the Henderson County Public Schools.

She sings in the Carolina Concert Choir and plays viola in the Blue Ridge Orchestra. Annette also was the chairperson of the Site Committee when Providence purchased their current ministry site on Oakland Street.