St. Anne’s Staff
Minister for Christian Formation with Children and Youth
Read More About Connie Saeger-Proctor
Serving children and youth, Ms. Connie Saeger-Proctor has been a Christian formation minister in the Episcopal Church for over 15 years. She began ministry at St. Anne’s in May 2010. She holds three levels of certification in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori based program for children and a Certificate in Youth and Theology from Princeton Seminary’s Institute for Youth Ministry. Ms. Saeger-Proctor has a Bachelor of Arts from Union Institute and University. In May 2019, she will graduate with a Master of Arts in Church Ministries from the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s University and Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. She blends a background of business consulting and analytical work into a unique ministry as a Christian educator and formation leader. She has worked on both diocesan and cathedral staffs and has served on national committees and led interfaith groups.
J. Ernest Green
Director of Music
Read More About J. Ernest Green
J. Ernest Green is the Music Director of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, the Artistic Director of Live Arts Maryland and the Music Director of the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Annapolis Chorale. He served as a Cover Conductor with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where he worked with such artists as Metropolitan Opera star Denyce Graves, Sir James Galway, Pinchas Zuckerman, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Osmo Vanska among others. He received acclaim for conducting the National Symphony Orchestra for a subscription weekend with a last-minute call when Bill Conti was unable to appear – he had less than 20 minutes to prepare and conduct an entirely new program!
As a Pops Conductor, Mr. Green regularly worked with and conducted for the late Marvin Hamlisch. In January 2013, he conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to Mr. Hamlisch, featuring Idina Menzel, Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz, Maria Friedman, Brian D’Arcy James and Klea Blackhurst. In fall 2012, he was the Musical Advisor for the Memorial Concert for Mr. Hamlisch at The Juilliard School where he worked with Mike Nichols, Liza Minnelli, Aretha Franklin, Chris Botti, Kevin Cole, Maria Friedman, Lang Lang, and Barbra Streisand.
This past spring Mr. Green was the Musical Supervisor and Conductor for a new production of “Sweet Smell of Success” at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway. In June 2013 he was the Music Director and Conductor for “One Singular Sensation” a Broadway celebration honoring Mr. Hamlisch at the Hudson Theatre featuring, in addition to the artists listed above, Donna McKechnie, Marissa McGowan, Matthew Morrison, John Lloyd Young, Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Capathia Jenkins, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, and Joel Grey. Recent engagements include concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Adrian Symphony and this fall he will conduct Verdi’s “La Traviata” with the Baltimore Concert Opera. Last season he conducted a new production of “Pagliacci” with Opera Naples.
Known for his adventurous and creative programming as he pushes the boundaries of the concert hall, Mr. Green has created several “fusion” programs combining standard concert repertoire with popular and contemporary music, which he has lead with orchestras both here and abroad. In addition, he has received acclaim for his concert productions of operas and other stage works, among them Verdi’s “La Traviata,” “Sweeney Todd” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” He has also been engaged to develop similar programs for other orchestras. Mr. Green also created a new concert production of “Don Giovanni,” which premiered in 2010.
Referring to his creativity and innovation in and beyond the concert hall, The Baltimore Sun recently said, “Green should be commended for his downright prodigious programming.” Mr. Green has appeared with many orchestras including: The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra with Marvin Hamlisch, The National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, The Florida Orchestra, The Tuscia Festival Orchestra (Italy), The Queen’s Orchestra (at the Aaron Copland School of Music), Cumberland Valley Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, the Sophia Symphony and Varna Symphony (Bulgaria), Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Lincoln Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional (Santo Domingo), Mesa Symphony, Cumberland Valley Chamber Players and the Trinity Chamber Orchestra (Cleveland). He has toured with the Ballet Arabesque (Bulgaria) the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, MozartFestival Opera and the Teatro Lirico d’Europa.
Mr. Green’s opera credits include the Opera Naples, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Teatro Lirico d’Europa, Boston Aria Guild, Indiana Opera North, Associacão Opera de Brasilia, Boston Academy of Music and the Young Victorian Theatre Company. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1993 and in 1986 made his international debut conducting performances with the Fundacão Orquestra Sinfoni ca de Brazil, Associacão Opera de Brasilia, and the Orquestra Jovem de Brasilia.
Mr. Green is also a Lecturer in Music at Washington College. He is an avid advocate for the arts and an active fundraiser for his own company as well as other community organizations. He has served as a music panelist for the Maryland State Arts Council and has served as an advisor on its Strategic Planning Committee. In 2002, he was given the Performing Arts Award (also known as the “Annie”) by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and, in 2012 was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Read More About Carolene Winter
Carolene Winter, soprano, is the Parish Organist at St. Anne’s Parish in Annapolis, Maryland, and is the rehearsal accompanist for the Annapolis Youth Chorus. She holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Voice and Piano and the Master of Music in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fresno, and has also studied at the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria. Ms. Winter’s vocal and dramatic abilities have included performances at The Barnes at Wolf Trap, Cleveland Opera, Ohio Light Opera, West Bay Opera in California, Prince George’s Civic Opera and Annapolis Opera. Her operatic repertoire includes the roles of Gilda in Rigoletto, Musetta in La Boheme, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Adele and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Euridice in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld and Mabel in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Ms. Winter’s concert and oratorio performances have included appearances with the Washington Bach Consort, the Baltimore Symphony, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Chesapeake Youth Symphony, the Fresno Philharmonic and the Annapolis Chorale. Contact: Carolene Winter 410-267-9333 ext. 209 gro.s1553528422ilopa1553528422nna-s1553528422ennat1553528422s@ret1553528422niwc1553528422
Administrative and Support Staff
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Financial Administrator & Communications Assistant - Contributions, Accounts Payable and Receivable, Bulletins, Website, eBlasts
Read More About Kirsten Hair
Kirsten has been the Financial Administrator at St. Anne’s since March 2007 and the Communications Assistant since January 2016. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in 1994 and a Masters of Accountancy in 1995, both from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. In 1996 she received her CPA certificate, and after 4 years practicing public accounting, she chose to make her license inactive. After being a Navy wife for almost ten years, Kirsten moved back to Annapolis and her “home church” with her husband, John, to start a family. John and Kirsten have been married for 30 years and have three beautiful boys; Wesley, Jack and Benjamin.
Valerie Harrison Jones
Office Manager - Calendar, Facilities, IT
Read More About Valerie Jones
Valerie joined St. Anne’s staff in October, 2015. She brings to St. Anne’s, administrative and technical management skills. In 1986 she trained as a Cryptologic Technician and served in the United States Navy. After four years in the USN, she worked in the operations center at the Defense Communications Agency. More recently, she was a Senior Staff Analyst for Rockwell Collins (formerly ARINC) for 24 years. Her son, Mitchell, serves as a Police Officer in Queen Anne’s county. Valerie resides in her native Eastern Shore hometown of St. Michaels, MD with her dog Jackson.
Wilbert “Peppy” Lee, Jr.
Read More About Peppy Lee
Peppy Lee has worked as St. Anne’s Sexton since October 1, 1997. What Mr. Lee enjoys most about working at St. Anne’s Church is that every day is different because what people need every day is different. He is a member of Hope St. Marks’ United Methodist Church in Eastport where he can be heard singing and leading prayers. His favorite pastimes are playing Wild Mickey with his friends and watching football; his best hobby is cooking. A lifelong Annapolitan, Peppy is married to Debbie and they have two sons, Rico and Deontry. The dog in their household is Peppy’s and his name is Braxton.
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Children's Choir Assistant
Read More About Ken Kimble
Ken Kimble is a teacher and accompanist in Annapolis. He thanks Amy, Joe, William, Ernie and the Vestry for the opportunity to serve in music ministry at St. Anne’s.
Read More About Kari Shea
Kari Krueger Shea is the director of Church Circle Consort, an instrumental ensemble, at St. Anne’s Parish. Dr. Shea teaches at Anne Arundel Community College and is Principle Bassoon for the Mid-Atlantic Symphony. She also plays bassoon and contra bassoon for the Annapolis Symphony, the National Philharmonic, the Salisbury Symphony, and is a member of Quintaero Woodwind Quintet. Dr. Shea received her Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, her Masters in Bassoon Performance from SUNY at Stony Brook and her Doctorate in Bassoon Performance from the University of Illinois. In 2006, she received the Individual Artist Award for Solo Performance from the Maryland State Arts Council. Dr. Shea has taught Chamber Music at the University of Illinois and Millikin University and has been an adjudicator for Solo and Ensemble Festival for Anne Arundel County and the State of Maryland. With her own chamber ensembles, she has performed at the Clarinet Association ClarinetFest and the International Double reed Society Conference. Before moving to Maryland, Dr. Shea performed with the Forest Philharmonic in London, England, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, the Mississippi Symphony, and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and on chamber concert series in France, Sweden and Nova Scotia. Contact: Kari Shea 410-626-2087 cc.ae1553528422hs@ir1553528422ak1553528422