Bill and Pat Williamson
The Williamson family has deep ties to the legacy that supports life at St. Peter’s today. Beginning with Bill’s grandparents in the 1920’s and including grandchildren who grew up in The Choir School, four generations have contributed their presence, care, and leadership to our faith community. Bill and Pat have worshiped at St. Peter’s for more than 30 years.
Rob Smith and Maria Long
Maria Long came to St. Peter’s in 1991, just as she was beginning her law career. The community she found here quickly became her family. “On the first Sunday I worshiped at St. Peter’s I got a warm, beautiful reception,” she recalls. “I got to know people through a Disciple class, a Kanuga parish weekend, and through service on committees. More than 20 years later, those people are still the ones I would call first in an emergency. St. Peter’s is a big part of my community.”
Rob Smith’s first Sunday at St. Peter’s was the First Sunday of Advent, 1997. “I felt an instant connection,” he says. “I was completely taken with the beauty, the music, the sense of inclusivity. For me, this has always been a place where it is possible to really engage in something aspirational, and a place where even the homeless can feel at home.”