Staff & Leadership
The Rev'd Jody GreenwoodRector
The Rev. Jody Greenwood began serving as our Rector in September of 2017. She earned her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and was ordained in the Diocese of Atlanta in 2013. She served four years as Associate Rector at Christ Church in Norcross, GA before being called to COS. She’s passionate about outreach, racial equity, radical hospitality, and making Jesus’ message accessible to all.
A cradle Episcopalian, Jody spent most of her life in Houston, Texas, including a twenty-year career in banking operations, process improvement and strategic planning. She received her undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
Jody loves to spend her leisure time walking on the beach and discovering enticing restaurants with her wife, Alice. When time allows, Jody likes to read, ride her bicycle, play golf, or just hang out with their dynamic rescue-dogs, Abbey, Roxie and Finn.
With many miles behind me and countless steps ahead, I invite you to share the journey of living… living authentically. Within these posts you’ll find sermons I’ve shared as well as reflections prompted by scripture and personal experience.
We’ll celebrate the good news of life and the countless gifts we find all around us. And along the way, I’ll challenge myself to face the difficult passageways as we help each other through them, hopefully strengthened by persevering to the other side.
The Rev'd Deacon Rhonda Thomas
Don AndersonTreasurer (Volunteer position)
Don earned an MA in Economics from NC State University and spent his professional life as an economist, statistician and/or policy maker at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, NC (25 years) and the USDA’s food safety policy division in DC (14 years). Don enjoys traveling with Jackie, feeding their backyard birds, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Jonathan D'AmicoDirector of Youth Ministry
Jonathan began working at COS as the Director of Youth in July of 2022. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Community Advocacy and Social Policy from Arizona State University and works as a case manager for New Hanover County Health and Human Services. He has an extensive background in working with youth in faith contexts as well as professionally. He spent the last decade working for World Vision as a medical and volunteer coordinator.
Jonathan’s faith experience has been a journey- a variety of denominations and non-denominations but always with the common thread of finding space and the grace to explore questions and have conversations. Because, as he puts it, “if you’re certain about faith, it might not be faith after all.”
Jonathan and his wife Richelle moved to Wilmington from Pittsburgh, Pa in the summer of 2021 and reside in Leland. When not working he can be found enjoying the Marvel Cinematic Universe, exploring the outdoors as much as possible, and playing in the Wilmington rock/soul band Holy Heat. He admits to having an exceptional collection of cardigans and a serious issue with not finishing books, explaining that he leaves a chapter remaining and puts it away - seriously.
Sally PeelParish Administrator & Bookkeeper
Sally grew up in the Midwest and after graduating from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln moved (for what she thought would be a few years) to Breckenridge, Colorado. A few years turned into many more than that and while she enjoyed snow sports of all types, the beach was calling her name. So Wilmington became her new home!
In addition to walks with Sofia her mixed-breed rescue dog, Sally loves to read and travel. Highlights include trips to Australia, Honduras and the United Kingdom. She also loves to volunteer her time with animal rescue groups.
Luis began taking care of our buildings and grounds in 2009. He is usually on-site in the evenings Monday and Thursday, and often on Saturday mornings. He can be contacted through the office.
Back row: Rachel Williamson, The Rev'd Deacon Rhonda Thomas, Rey Smith, The Rev'd Jody Greenwood, Jerry Hansen
Front row: Jodi Davis, Kemille Moore, Lekeshia Jarrett, Ginny Lundeen, Kim Deslaurier
(Not shown: Larry Cahoon, David Schultz)
“For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.” Matthew 18:20
In addition to these individuals, there are countless people working to uplift these leaders and the mission of Church of the Servant. Our team would not be successful without everyone’s continued support.