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Meet Our

 MINISTERS AND STAFF

Timothy Peoples

Senior Minister

A native of Jones, Oklahoma, Timothy attended Adrian College where he received his B.A. in Religious Studies before earning his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University School of Divinity. Prior to his current role as Senior Minister at Emerywood Baptist Church, Timothy served churches in Michigan, Connecticut, and Texas. When he’s not chasing around his horse-size dog, Frankie, you can find him searching for the best pie with his wife Valerie Lott. 

“The beauty of this calling is people continue to allow me in their sacred spaces, whether moments of suffering or joy.  There is no other vocation that allows me to journey with another from birth to death.  It is only through ministry where you can experience the Spirit move, guide and mature a diverse body of people into a beautiful community, carrying out the mission of God.”

Caleb Foust

Minister with Students and Missions

Born in Louisville, KY and raised across most of the southeastern US, Caleb graduated from Samford University, with a B.A. Religion and minors in Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy and History. At Samford he met his amazingly talented Wife Mary Beth and after college they married and moved to Richmond, VA to each pursue the Master of Divinity. For the past 14 years Caleb has worked in Churches across Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia and North Carolina. Caleb is a fan of most sports, and loves to cheer on the Crimson Tide and Chicago Cubs. He and Mary Beth have 2 wonderfully confident daughters Ava and Eleanor and 3 dogs Moses, Wrigley, and Tua. 

Caleb is a firm believer that no 2 people should be strangers for long and loves to listen to the stories about life from everyone he meets. Caleb knows that the church can be at the heart of some of the deepest grief and hardest pain but when done authentically, can open up the doors to some of the most uniquely beautiful healing the world needs. He believes that ministry is done best when it is seeking to ask deep questions about the way the world works and the role the Church is filling.

Kelley  Kennedy

Minister to Children

Emerywoods Children’s Minister since 2005, Kelley has a heart for children. As a Mother of three, Kelley feels that one of the greatest of God’s gifts to us, God’s people, is the gift of a child. She believes the raising of a child is a sacred  responsibility, and Kelley subscribes to the “It takes a Village” philosophy. She is proud and grateful to be  a part of the Village that is Emerywood Baptist Church.

Kelley holds a BFA in Communications from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has toured and worked regionally as a professional actress and singer since 1976. She has been married to husband John for over 30 years, and is the sappy Mom of Jake, Katie and Maggie. (Go ahead…ask me about my kids – it’s my favorite topic!)

“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. .” ~Mark 10:14

Dr. Garrett Saake

Minister of Music

Dr. Garrett Saake is from California where he earned his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University. After earning a Masters degree from The Boston Conservatory of Music in 2008, Garrett moved to Greensboro, North Carolina to pursue a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting with a cognate in Vocal Pedagogy.

Completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2011 with the completion of the dissertation The Elements of Neoclassical Style in the Choral Music of Irving Fine, Dr. Saake has served as the Minister of Music at several Triad churches and holds a full time position as the Director of Resident Relations and Sales at Well-Spring, A Life Plan Community in Greensboro.

 Marcia Dills

Organist/Pianist

Marcia Dills has been a longtime member ­­of the Emerywood staff serving as pianist and organist since 1993.  She also serves as Director of Keyboard Studies at High Point University and is an Assistant Professor of Music.  

Her duties at High Point have included classroom teaching, accompanying choirs and chamber musicians, teaching piano and coordinating the piano division of the HPU Music Department.  

In 2014 she created and continues to administer the HPU International Piano Competition which recognizes young artists who study in the United States and promising young pianists from North Carolina.

 Olivia Martinez

Housekeeper

OLIVIA MARTINEZ has been a part of the EBC family since 2001.  In her position as housekeeper, she takes excellent care of all aspects of the physical building that is Emerywood Baptist.  Olivia also assists in many other capacities, such as the Wednesday meals.  She and her husband, Edgar, live in High Point. 

Her interests include flower gardening, working out, Zumba, cooking, and cheering on the UNC Tar Heels.  She also enjoys family time with her four grown children and three grandchildren. 

Rick Dowdy

Maintenance

A High Point native, Rick, has been on the maintenance staff at EBC since  2007.  Rick acts as the handy-man extraordinaire, handling repairs, painting, set-up for all events, and assisting Ministry Teams with any requests.

During the NFL Football season, Rick watches his favorite team, the Minnesota Vikings.  His college pick for all sports is the UNC Tar Heels.  Rick spends time with his extended family enjoying home cooked dinners.

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Address: 1300 Country Club Dr, High Point, NC  27262