Clergy and Staff
The Rev. Jamie L. Edwards, Rector
Mother Jamie has been Rector of St. Clement's since November 1, 2009. A native of Louisiana, Jamie has a BA in philosophy from LSU, a Master of Divinity from Duke, and a Master of Sacred Theology from The General Theological Seminary in New York City. She has been living and serving in the Triad since 1994. She shares her home with her husband, Bo, and her college age son Brian, when he is home on breaks. Jamie has a love of animals and currently has 2 cats and a few fosters cats. She volunteers with a local group that takes care of feeding and getting medical treatment for a feral cat colony. Jamie enjoys photography, travel, and watching sports. In the fall you will hear her yell, "Geaux Tigers!" and "Geaux Saints!" In the winter and early spring, it's "Go Duke!"
The Rev. Mark Davidson, Deacon
A Deacon of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, Mark is a cradle Episcopalian and lifelong Christian seeker. He retired from a career with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in January of 2013 and shortly thereafter began a journey toward discernment of a call to the vocational diaconate. Originally from the District of Columbia, Mark is a long time resident of Forsyth County, he is married to Sherry and they have two adult children, Mark Jr. and Joan. In addition to serving at St. Clement’s, Mark can frequently be found serving in his diaconal social ministry to the incarcerated; seeking to bring Christ’s loving presence to those in the jails and prisons of our area.
Linda has been our Office Manager since October 2004. She and her husband Ray came to NC from Ft. Lauderdale in 2003. Linda has two sons, Ryan, her youngest, is a Project Manager for Trans Machine Technologies in Winston-Salem and her oldest son, David is a middle school Vice Principal in Wake County. Linda loves animals, especially her two dogs. Linda and her husband enjoy hitting the road with their camper spring, summer, & fall with most of those fall weekends are spent cheering on the Appalachain State Mountaineers!
Director of Music
John’s musical background began in his youth where music was an important part of his family’s daily life. While in high school, John studied organ, piano, french horn, and cello. He also attended advanced musical composition classes at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida before continuing his formal organ training at the Music Conservatory of Stetson University under the direction of Dr. Paul Jenkins. The decision to become an organ builder came while he was in college. This led him to begin his apprenticeship with Fritz Noack of Massachusetts in 1970. In the following decade, he worked as a journeyman builder with Mr. Noack, Bozeman-Gibson & Co. in New Hampshire, and John Brombaugh & Associates in Oregon. In 1979, he moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina and established his own company, J. Allen Farmer, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders.
John lives with his wife, Kristin Gronning Farmer, a church musician, organ recitalist and liturgical artist. They are members of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem where John served as a chorister for 20 years. He is a member of the Organ Historical Society, the American Guild of Organists, the American Institute of Organ Builders, and the International Society of Organ Builders.