Prince George Church Annual Meeting will be held on January 24, 2021 at 4 pm.
Annual Meeting Announcement and Vestry/Diocesan Delegate Nominees
Prince George Winyah Parish Church is proud to publish the date and time of its
annual meeting. It will be Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 4 pm. A follow-up
announcement detailing location/live streaming and absentee voting will follow
Tuesday vestry meeting. The following members in good standing have consented to be nominated for Vestry.
Danielle Russo Pope was born in Summit, NJ in 1973 and was brought up in the Catholic Church. She moved to South Carolina in 1992 to attend Coastal Carolina University. Danielle married her husband Thomas in 2004 and moved to Georgetown in 2005. In May of 2007, they had their daughter Emma who is now 13. After Emma was enrolled in Prince George Preschool in 2010, she and Danielle began attending services regularly at Prince George Church and quickly fell in love with the congregation and the clergy. Danielle has been working from home for Palmetto Cheese for over 2 years, and her husband Thomas has been employed by The Boat Shed for over 11 years. She has served as Acolyte Master for 2 years and has served on the Altar Guild for over a year.
Suzanne Nash was born and raised in Charleston. She earned a Bachelors Degree from Charleston Southern University. Suzanne became a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1997. Two years ago, Suzanne transferred to South Carolina to be close to her family in Charleston. Suzanne works out of the Charleston and Myrtle Beach FBI offices. Suzanne specializes in Public Corruption and Civil Rights violations. Suzanne is a Team Leader of the Evidence Response Team, a Negotiator, a Behavioral Analysis Coordinator, and a Representative on the Director’s Advisory Committee. Suzanne travels internationally for the Bureau to teach evidence recovery to foreign law enforcement. Suzanne has been a yearly recipient of the Middle District of Tennessee United States Attorney Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement from 2008-2019. In 2016, she was awarded the FBI Medal of Excellence by Director James Comey. Suzanne has been a member of Prince George Winyah since 2019. Nash resides on her horse farm in Georgetown.
John Matthew Springs was born in Georgetown. Matt has called Georgetown home since birth, and he is very proud to be a part of this community and church. He grew up attending Pentecostal Holiness Church and is grateful that it gave him a great Christian foundation. He graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2010. He was blessed to work for Tom Bellune, as a Yamaha Master Technician, at The Boat Shed Inc. for 13 years before pursuing a career as the Professor of Outboard Marine Technology at Horry Georgetown Technical College. In 2013, He was confirmed at Prince George Church by Bishop Mark Lawrence. He is humbled to be a part of such a sound congregation that promotes the spiritual growth of our community by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Matt is married to Sarah Collins. She is the daughter of Perry and Lisa Collins and has been a PGW member since 1999 when she was confirmed. The Lord has blessed Matt and Sarah with two beautiful children and two on the way. Their two kids, Lowe and Montgomery attended and continue to attend Prince George Preschool. Sarah is on the Board of PGP Preschool, and they both are very passionate about that ministry.
Victoria (Tory) Mackey is a former vestry member in her 17th year as a member of this church along with her husband, Jonathan, and children, Jed and Hannan. Tory has served on the Historic Plantation Tour as well as organized events for women to fellowship quarterly. She has been involved in women’s bible study, taught Sunday school, and organized and attended youth ministry events. She has been part of two search committees, the first for a youth minister and most recently as a member of the committee that brought our new rector. Tory currently is the Marketing Committee Chair with the 300th Anniversary Committee. Tory believes that this church is the place where each person of her family came to know Jesus Christ as Savior. Tory is the Executive Director of the Chapin Foundation, which supports churches and other charities in Myrtle Beach. Tory and Jon’s children are out of the home and attending college at Furman at Auburn.
Scott K. Gibson III. Scott is in his eighth year as Head of School at Lowcountry Preparatory School. He and his wife, Kathy, have attended Prince George since their arrival. Kathy is on the Docent Committee and the kitchen duty team. Scott is a lay reader, and chalice bearer at the 8:00 am service. He has undertaken the Gospel Challenge with guidance from Charles Nation. Scott was the valedictorian at Boys’ Latin School and finished first in his class at The Citadel. He served 22 years on active duty in the Air Force, retiring as a colonel (O-6). He earned graduate degrees from Georgetown University, the Army Command & General Staff College, and Spring Hill College with an applied research fellowship at the RAND Corporation. Courtney, their daughter, finished first in her class at Spring Hill College, earned a doctorate in psychology, and practices in New Orleans. Kendall, their son, is a lieutenant in the Navy assigned to a fast-attack submarine following graduation from the US Naval Academy and graduate school at Georgetown University. He is currently finishing his one year term that he was elected to in 2020.
We will be electing four persons. The three with the most votes will fill three-year terms, and the fourth person will serve a one-year term vacated by John Benson, who has been nominated for Sr Warden.
Sr Warden nominee - John E. Benson
Jr Warden nominee - Pete Williams
(see bios below)
The following persons have consented to be nominated as Diocesan Delegates for the Convention to be held on March 12th and 13th, 2021. They have also consented to be nominated as delegates for the special convention to elect the Bishop Coadjutor on October 16, 2021. The four people receiving the highest votes will attend the convention. The remaining will serve as alternates should someone not be able to participate in or fulfill their delegation nomination.
Dave Starnes, the current Parish Treasurer, has served as the Parish Treasurer for more than ten terms. A former Vestry member, he has been honored to serve four terms as Senior Warden. In addition, he has represented the Parish at several Diocesan Conventions. Dave has been involved in the local banking community since 1981. Dave is married to the former Anne Beal, who, along with their three children, attend St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
John E. Benson has been a member of Prince George since 1983. At Prince George, he has served eight terms as Senior Warden and is currently serving on the vestry. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Historic Preservation Trust, and is a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, and is involved in Men’s Ministry and a regular Men’s Conference attendee. A significant part of his spiritual life has been M2 Gospel Challenge and weekly Small Group Bible Study. John recently retired. He has been married to Elaine for 42 years, and they have three grown children and six beautiful grandchildren. On the Diocesan level, he is on The Standing Committee and The Bishop’s Search Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of Camp St. Christopher. He was a delegate to the 2017 & 2019 ACNA Provincial Assembly and has been a delegate to 15+ Diocesan Conventions. Previously he served three terms on Diocesan Council.
John Stalvey has been a member of Prince George Winyah Church for 40 years. He has served at Prince George by previously being elected to serve two years as the senior warden (and therefore served as a delegate to two diocesan General Conventions) and has been elected to the vestry four different times (served a total of 11 years so far with one more year to go). He has been a member of several vestry committees (Christian Education, Finance, Adult Education, Stewardship), has served on the search committees that called three rectors, and has assisted with the search processes for several previous assistant ministers and youth ministers. He currently plays guitar in the praise band at Prince George’s 9:00 Service and has participated in that group since helping to start it back in 2004. He has completed Ramsey Gilchrist’s “The Gospel Challenge” program, and he is currently a member of a small group. He and his wife Julie attended the Renewal Conference at Kanuga in 2018 and 2019. John is a graduate of Clemson University and is a financial advisor. He has been married to his wife, Julie, for 33 years, and they are the parents of three wonderful children: Caroline (29), Bill (27), and David (23).
Pete Williams was born at Pawleys Island and baptized and confirmed at All Saints Church. He transferred his membership to Prince George Church in 1980. He graduated from Winyah High School and Clemson University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He and his wife, Janet, have two sons, Austin married to Erin and Hayes married to Linley. Recently retired from International Paper Company, Pete serves as an usher and a member of the Hammerheads Outreach Ministry. Pete has served on Vestry and as Jr. Warden at Prince George for several terms.
Perry Robinson Collins was born in Mobile, AL, on February 18, 1959, and was raised there and attended the First Baptist Church of Mobile. Perry met Lisa Wilson and married her on July 11, 1981. In April of 1983, they had their first son Rob Collins, and they moved to Georgetown, SC, shortly after. Perry was employed with Ryan Walsh Stevedoring. In 1985 Perry left Ryan Walsh and started his own company. In January of 1986, they had their second child Sarah Collins. Perry attended both Prince George Church and First Baptist Church of Georgetown when he moved to Georgetown. Perry has been a member of Prince George Church since 1991. Perry was elected to the vestry in 2017. He was elected to be the Senior Warden in 2019, which is a one-year term.