600 Holly Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
The Rt. Rev. Lane A. Sapp
Bishop Sapp has served as the pastor of Calvary since 1996. He graduated from High Point College with a major in religion. He then attended Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he received his Master of Divinity degree in 1987. Brother Sapp was ordained on June 14, 1987 at Clemmons Moravian Church, his home congregation. In 1987 he was called to be organizing pastor of Good Shepherd Moravian Church in Kernersville, NC.
The Rev. Dallas Prestwood
Dallas Prestwood has served as Pastoral Assistant of Calvary since May of 2008. Following graduation from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina, and Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, Dallas served a dozen years in Christian Education. After completing a second degree at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, he was ordained and served as Pastor of Enfield Baptist Church in Enfield, North Carolina, for nineteen years and of First Baptist Church, Yadkinville, North Carolina, for almost seven years before retiring in 2002.
The Rev. Ramona C. Prestwood
Ramona Prestwood has served as Pastoral Assistant of Calvary since September 2014, a position she shares with her husband, Dallas. Previously she served as organist of Calvary for five years. A native of Lenoir, North Carolina, she received her BS in Education and English from Appalachian State Teachers College (now University) and the Master of Divinity with Church Music from Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina. Ramona was ordained to ministry on March 11, 1984 and has served as Associate Minister and/or Minister of Music and organist in several churches. She has also taught in the music department of North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and has been a writer of curriculum materials for the Church Music department of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Director of Music and Christian Education
Amanda Moody is very happy to serve in the combined position as Calvary's Director of Music and Christian Education. She has served for three years in several capacities at Calvary and each year is more exciting that the last. Originally from Kingsport, TN, Amanda completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and, most recently, a Post-Graduate degree in Opera Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, where she began and continues her voice study with Dr. Marilyn Taylor.
Amanda has been seen on several opera stages throughout the US, including New Jersey Opera, Arizona Opera, Tulsa Opera, and Winston-Salem's Piedmont Opera. As a member of the Westminster Choir, she has sung with some of the world's leading orchestra's including the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony.
In addition to her performance experience, Amanda has enjoyed working and worshiping in several denominations and churches over the past 12 years. Amanda was raised in the Southern Baptist tradition, served for 6 years in a Presbyterian USA congregation, moved to Christ Church Methodist in NYC for 3 years and is now embracing a beautiful new Moravian tradition. Amanda lives in Winston-Salem and is engaged to be married to Scott Schumpert in September of 2012.
Mary Louise Kapp Peeples
Mary Lou Kapp Peeples earned her music degrees at Salem College and the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Margaret and John Mueller, and Russell Sanders. She has performed numerous recitals in the United States and France, including a recital at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York. Her performances have been heard on National Public Radio and on Alabama and North Carolina Public Radio. She was selected by internationally renowned organist Marie-Clair Alain to study privately with her in Paris for two years. During this time she served as assistant organist/choirmaster for Susan Landale at St. George's Anglican Church in Paris, as harpsicord accompanist for flute studenst of Jean-Pierre Rampal, and was nominated for the finals in the Chartres International Organ Competition.
Mrs. Kapp Peeples was the subject of a feature article entitled Outstanding Alabamians in Alabama magazine. For more than twenty years, she and her husband Wade were Professors of Music at Judson College, where they received several wards for teaching excellence. Mary Lou comes from a long line of organist who have served the Bethania Moravian Church, including her great-great grandfather, Eugene Christian Lehman. As a youth, her father Reverend John H. Kapp pumped the bellows for the 1774 Bulitschek Organ, then housed in Bethania Moravian Church.
Mary Lou shares a unique relationship with Calvary Moravian Church since many of her Kapp cousins were and continue to be, members of this congregation.
Paul F. Knouse, Jr.
Paul F. Knouse, Jr. completed over 31 years of service with R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, a subsidiary of Reynolds American, Inc. in Winston-Salem, NC, in March 2010. During his RJR tenure, Paul held a variety of marketing positions in both Brand Marketing and Direct Marketing. His marketing career includes experience in the USA market, France and Puerto Rico. In addition to 8 years experience in Brand Marketing, Knouse spent 23 years in Direct and Database Marketing. He retired from RJR as Senior Department Manager in the 1 to 1 Communications Group, responsible for database marketing on multiple RJR brands. He served for more than 18 years as RJR’s representative for the Promotion Marketing Committee of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). Paul was the chair of the Promotion Marketing Committee from 2002 to 2005 and represented RJR at all major ANA national conferences and meetings as well as at national meetings of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA).
Paul has spoken at various national conferences on marketing and direct marketing, including the Promo Expo National Promotion Conferences and the Frost and Sullivan Executive Summit. Additionally, Paul was featured in an issue of Promo Magazine, a national publication for promotion marketing. After his retirement from RJR, Paul completed a mission/teaching trip to the Ukraine, where he taught marketing principles to current and emerging business leaders. In late October 2010, Paul began his work as the Administrative Assistant at Calvary Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC. Paul lives in Winston-Salem with his wife of 27 years, Dr. Nola Reed Knouse. He is a lifelong member of Home Moravian Church and is active in his congregation. He enjoys reading, travel and walking/running. He also enjoys music; is a regular choral participant in his native Winston-Salem; and an accomplished organist.
Marc DeCoste has served as Youth Director of Calvary since August 2015. A native of Plymouth, Massachusetts, he has a BA in Sociology from Grinnell College and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Wake Forest University, with the goal of ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.
In This Section
News & Events
- NEW! Calvary Weekly News: April 20-30, 2017
- April 2017 "Calvary Mid-Month Update" monthly newsletter. Other Calvary publications are shown in "Downloads and Links."
- CALVARY LIVESTREAMING Internet Address (available 15 minutes prior to service): http://custlogin.audiovideoweb.com/lnks/play/8c3flslive2171
- April 24, 2017, Joint Board, 6:30 pm. followed by Elders and Trustees meetings
- April 25, 2017, Memorial Service for Harry Spencer "Sonny" Davis, Jr., 7:00 pm; visitation 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm (Fellowship Hall)
- April 26, 2017, May 2017 "Calvary Connection" newsletter Assembly Team (2nd floor foyer)
- April 26, 2017, Chancel Choir, 7:00 pm
- April 30, 2017, Third Sunday of Easter, Sunday School, 9:45 am, Worship, 11:00 am
- May 1, 2017, Music and Worship Committee, 6:30 pm (Burke)
- May 3, 2017, Chancel Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 pm
- May 7, 2017, Fourth Sunday of Easter, Sunday School, 9:45 am, Worship, 11:00 am
- May 8, 2017, Missions Committee, 6:00 pm (Burke)
- May 9, 2017, Circle #3, 7:00 pm (residence of Jan Bullins)
- May 10, 2017, Calvary Moravian Friends Planning, 10:15 am (Burke)
- May 10, 2017, Chancel Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 pm
- May 11, 2017, Christian Education Committee, 6:30 pm (Burke)
- May 14, 2017, Fifth Sunday of Easter, Mother's Day, Moravian Music Sunday and observance of Calvary's 124th Anniversary, Sunday School, 9:45 am, Holy Communion, 11:00 am
- May 16, 2017, Petersbrook RCC, 7:00 pm (location TBD)
- May 17, 2017, June 2017 "Calvary Connection" newsletter closing date/time, 4:30 pm
- May 17, 2017, Chancel Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 pm
- May 21, 2017, Sixth Sunday of Easter, Sunday School, 9:45 am, Worship, 11:00 am
- May 23, 2017, Stephen Ministers, 6:00 pm (Burke)
- May 24, 2017, Chancel Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 pm
- May 26-29, 2017, Memorial Day Weekend (church office closed May 29)
- May 28, 2017, Ascension Sunday, Sunday School, 9:45 am, Worship, 11:00 am
- May 29, 2017, Memorial Day/Provincial Holiday (church office closed all day)
- June 4, 2017, Day of Pentecost and Graduate Recognition Sunday, Sunday School, 9:45 am, Holy Communion, 11:00 am
- June 11, 2017, Trinity Sunday, Sunday School, 9:45 am, Worship, 11:00 am
- June 18, 2017, Second Sunday after Pentecost and Father's Day, Sunday School, 9:45 am, Worhip, 11:00 am
- June 25, 2017, Third Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday School, 9:45 am, Worhip, 11:00 am
- Calvary Congregation Watchword for 2017 (drawn on January 1): [Jesus Christ spoke to his disciples:] "I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:20)
- Information on Planned Giving to Calvary: Kingdom Building Gifts
- Calvary's Communications: View here a summary of Calvary's print and online communications.