Peace United Church of Christ Staff

Peace United Church of Christ has a proud, 118 year history of service in the Greensboro area and throughout the world. With our roots in the Reformed tradition of Protestantism, we have long understood that our call from the ‘Still speaking’ God is one of faithful service to our neighbor and faith-filled living through God’s holy Word and the sacraments of communion and baptism. Through passionate and hope-filled worship, joyous congregational fellowship, and committed service to “the least of these,” we strive to live out the call of Christ as people of “the Way.”


Rev. Tom Warren, Pastor

Pastor Tom Warren is a graduate of Eden Theological Seminary, where he earned the Grauer Award for Pastoral Promise and was granted, in 2011, an Honorary Doctorate Degree for pastoral faithfulness. He has been ordained in the United Church of Christ since 1996, having previously earned an MA in Sociology from the University of South Florida. Tom’s pastoral interests include evangelism, Biblical theology, solidarity work with Cuba, social justice, stewardship of creation, interfaith relations, and pastoral care. In his free time, Tom enjoys trail running, tennis, hiking, and playing his guitar. He is married to Kim Miller, a counselor in the field of domestic violence, and has a son Daniel and daughter Abigail. 

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Elisabeth Coston Penry, Organist/Minister of Music


Elisabeth has been a part of Peace United Church of Christ since June of 2003.  She started here as the organist and then later also assumed the choir director position.  She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Greensboro College with organ as her major performance instrument.  Elisabeth has recently retired from teaching chorus, orchestra, drama, and general music at Ferndale Middle School in High Point.

Email Elisabeth at elisabethcp@northstate.net14.

Anne Badgett, Church Secretary

Anne Badgett is a rising senior studying Political Science at UNCG. She serves in positions in the Lloyd International Honors College, the Student Conduct Team, and is a DAAD Young Ambassador. Growing up in South Africa and doing missions with her parents has given her a continued passion for ministry and service. In the future she plans to hopefully serve in the Peace Corps and attend law school. She is excited to be working with Peace Church providing administrative services.

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Tonya and Andy Wood, Custodial Staff

Tonya and Andy have been on staff since 2015. They are responsible for the weekly cleaning of our church building as well as the care and upkeep of our church lawn and landscaping.