Marti Reed Hazelrigg
Rev. Dr. Marti Reed Hazelrigg is the pastor at Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge, NC. Marti has served churches in Mississippi, New Jersey, and North Carolina. She is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Youth Ministry. Marti has served as a staff consultant for Ministry Architects and has led workshops and retreats for Princeton Theological Seminary’s Institute for Youth Ministry. Marti serves on the Presbyterian Counseling Center of Greensboro Board. Marti is married to Rev. Peter Hazelrigg and the proud parents of twins, Jackson and Maggie. To give her energy she runs, walks, cooks, and spends time with family and friends. One of her happy places of Montreat, NC.
Director of Operations and Communications
Sherri has been with ORPC since 2014 and has a degree in Communications and Public Relations from UNCG. Sherri has lived up and down the east coast but is a North Carolinian at heart. She is the mother of two grown sons (Eric and Tyler) and has been married to her husband, Carlton, for 30 years. She and her family are residents of Oak Ridge. When she has free time, she enjoys reading, going to the mountains and spending time with her family.
Director of Youth & Children’s Ministries
Chris (he/him) was born and raised in the South and is a passionate fan of sweet tea, college football, and NC barbeque. Chris graduated from UNC Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) with a Bachelor of Education in Human Development & Family Studies and Psychology. He has served churches in Pennsylvania, Charlotte, and Chapel Hill. Chris has worked with youth at CROSS Missions in Charlotte, at Massanetta Springs Conference Center, and Montreat Conference Center. He also served as an Advisory Delegate for New Hope Presbytery to the denomination’s General Assembly from 2020-2022. Chris is proud to be an Eagle Scout and spends his free time in the kitchen or outside in a patio chair with his partner, Julie.
Director of Music
A fourth-generation church musician, Mary grew up singing tight family harmonies and playing a variety of instruments in a small rural church. She is passionate about music and its ability to heal, inspire, and connect. Mary is an active professional musician and recording artist. As a horn player, she has toured internationally with da Capo Brass, Relevents Wind Quintet, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble. With teaching experience ranging from elementary through collegiate, Mary currently teaches at the Arts Based School in Winston-Salem. She is a National Board Certified music educator and a two-time recipient of NC Regional Teacher of the Year. Mary, her husband Luke, and daughter Molly, enjoy harmonizing, traveling, and playing with the animals on their hobby farm.
We are excited to have Dr. Shannon Huang Blankenship to ORPC as our pianist. Shannon is an accomplished pianist, educator, and church musician. Shannon studied piano performance at the Si Chuan Conservatory of Music in China before moving to the United States to complete degrees at Duquesne University, University of Miami, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Shannon serves as an adjudicator for international music competitions. She enjoys teaching piano to students of all ages and levels. Shannon and her family reside in Greensboro and enjoy trying out different restaurants for good food.
After obtaining an accounting degree from Florida State University, Shelley lived and worked in several states along the east coast. In May of 2022, she retired after serving 20 years as a federal employee. During this time, she was assigned to offices in Orlando, Houston, Kennebunkport, Maine, and Greensboro. Shelley relocated to Stokesdale in 2019 with her two sons, Steele and Cy. In her free time, she enjoys working in her yard, listening to her favorite podcasts, and spending time with her family.
Live Sound Operator and Audio/Visual Director
Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Trevon Stapler is a live sound operator & a recording engineer. He also has a background in classical music & music production. He has recently received a recording & engineering degree from Guilford Technical Community College.
Lindsay is originally from CT, but has called North Carolina her home for the past 21 years. She is a graduate of The University of CT with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education and a graduate of Sacred Heart University with her Masters of Elementary Education. Lindsay has been with ORPP for the past 10 years as a teacher in the Pre-K program. She has been married to her husband Jaime for 24 years and has 3 daughters, Isabela, Katerina and Makena. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, the beach and being active.
Active Ruling Elder Roster
Class of 2024
Jeff Cameron (Technology)
Kristin Skordahl (Faith Formation – Children)
Riley Cassidy - youth elder
Class of 2025
Dave Drugman (Personnel)
Stewart Eckard (Worship)
Christine Uhrlass (Mission)
Amy Wilder (Worship)
Class of 2026
Paul Braxton (Finance)
Karen Corneliussen (Faith Formation)
Stuart Mease (Adult Discipleship)
Rev. Dr. Marti Reed Hazelrigg – Moderator – email@example.com
Eileen Dick – Clerk of Session
“The Session” refers to the currently serving ruling elders — who are responsible for the overall ministry of the church — and the pastor. Session currently meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:15am in the Sanctuary.
The Presbyterian Book of Order (G-3.0201) specifies the Session as “the council for the congregation. It shall be composed of those persons elected by the congregation to active service as ruling elders, together with all installed pastors and associate pastors.” It also says that “The session shall have responsibility for governing the congregation and guiding its witness to the sovereign activity of God in the world so that the congregation is and becomes a community of faith, hope, love, and witness.” Not mentioned specifically in this list are the responsibility of keeping the church facility warm and dry, paying the bills, etc. Thus, the Session’s responsibilities run the gamut from approving the church calendar to reviewing how we maintain our facility. Ruling Elders are normally elected to a three-year term by the congregation.
The Presbyterian Book of Order (G-3.0202) describes the ministry of the diaconate, set forth in Scripture, as one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry. Our deacons show up at the intersection of care and connection, caring for congregation members who are hurting while connecting all persons, so we can be a thriving congregation. Deacons are normally elected to a three-year term by the congregation.
Deacons meet the 1st Sunday of the month after church in the ORPC Library.
Active Deacon Roster
Class of 2024
Sharon Lamberth (Moderator)
Ben Wilder - youth deacon
Class of 2025
Tina Vandemeer (Online ministry)
Class of 2026
Mary Lu Braxton
Sherri Rhyne (firstname.lastname@example.org)