Rev. Ed Brock
Office Hours: The afternoons of Tues, Wed, and Thurs, from noon-4pm are reserved for zoom meetings. For those comfortable in doing so, a meeting with Rev. Brock can occur in person, at the Fellowship or elsewhere. Please contact Rev. Brock through his email address to set up an appointment.
Rev. Brock is an Accredited Interim Minister and Transition Specialist. He has a wide experience with our congregations having served seven UU congregations as Interim Minister across the U.S. and in Canada. Rev. Brock writes “I am passionately committed to the health and growth of UU congregations. I believe UU congregations are vitally important for our society – now more than ever – and provide invaluable resources for spiritual and religious nurture.” Rev. Brock is assisting the Fellowship with our search for and transition to a new settled minister, expected the summer of 2022.
Rev. Brock and his wife Alphise are the proud parents of their two daughters, Allie, and Lily.
Director of Religious Education
Office Hours: Sun 9-noon; Tues & Thurs 9-1; or by appointment
Pam Lepley coordinates and oversees our religious education classes for children and youth as well as a variety of enrichment programs that reach beyond the traditional classroom setting. Pam is available to meet one-on-one for discussions on life, religion and family matters. She is also able to make referrals if needed for professional counseling. On most Thursday mornings, you will find Pam in the library for friendly conversation and with a listening ear.
Pam graduated from Wake Forest University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in religion. Before working at the Fellowship, she served as an advocate for battered women and survivors of rape in Concord and was a foster-care social worker for the Guilford County Department of Social Services. Pam lives in High Point with her husband, two children and a menagerie of family pets.
Director of Congregational Life
Office Hours: Usually in the building Sun, Mon & Wed; by appointment via phone or zoom Sun-Thurs. Days off Fri & Sat.
As Director of Congregational Life, Caron oversees the processes of welcoming and educating newcomers, promoting membership, engaging members in programming, and recruiting volunteers. She maintains the member database and works with the Membership Committee on programs for new and existing members. Caron also assists in recruiting volunteers by matching Fellowship needs with the interests of members and friends of the Fellowship.
Caron Armstrong is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, where she met her husband, Steve. They have three grown children. She lives with her family and her many pets in Kernersville.
Office Hours: Mon-Wed, 10 am-4:30pm, Fri, 9am-noon
Liz was born in Atlanta, GA, and spent her formative years in New Rochelle, NY. After graduating from State University of NY, Purchase, she migrated south to Manassas, Virginia, and began a career in the administrative medical field.
Liz’s career began as a receptionist position in a pediatric practice and concluded 20+ years later when she retired from her role as practice manager for Rheumatologists in the Novant Health system. Recently Liz embarked on a second career as an artist. She has sold her art, taught art classes, and began writing as well.
Liz lives near the Fellowship with Colin (a young Bichon Frise). Liz shares her yard with a multitude of birds, squirrels, deer and a neighbor’s cat who pretends they have never met.
Office Hours: by appointment
Mignon Dobbins oversees our music program and has directed our outstanding choir since 1998. Mignon holds the Master of Music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A National Board Certified Teacher, she is the director of choirs at Reagan High School in Pfafftown. She sang with the Bel Canto Company for 15 years and is now the vocalist for the Salem Swing Band.
About her work, she says, “I like nothing better than researching, preparing and performing challenging, thought-provoking music to enhance the worship or meditative experience. I also value the relationships that develop and are strengthened through choral music: the emotional connectedness, the nonverbal communication, the sense of trust, the thrill of achievement, and the inspiration of poetry and music.” Mignon lives in Winston-Salem with her professional musician wife, Eileen, and their spoiled rotten cat, Shelley.
Yong Im Federle
In addition to providing beautiful music for our Sunday services and accompanying the Fellowship choir, Yong Im is an accomplished performer and teacher who received her Bachelor’s Degree at Indiana University South Bend, Masters Degree at Longy School of Music, and her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at UNCG. She and her husband, Ted Federle, a professional opera singer, have both lived, worked and studied in the Triad area for a number of years.
Yong Im has performed numerous recitals throughout South America and the United States. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Santiago, Chile. She serves as a piano faculty at Salem College and Wake Forest University, and owns a private piano studio in Winston Salem.