Roo Brown is presently based in Delaware where she
has retired from an active career as an actress, song stylist and composer in New York. She is a graduate of Smith College
where she majored in music. She studied composition with Alvin Etler and jazz improvisation with John Mehegan at Juilliard.
Roo has acted in Off Broadway musical comedies, starring in A…My Name Is Alice, and A…My Name is
Still Alice. For many years she was a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop under the direction of Lehman Engel
and Maury Yeston. She has composed, directed and arranged for vocal groups since high school. Her music for the stage can
be seen in Music Theatre International's When the Cookie Crumbles and her song, "You Will Be With Us",
has just been released on Jersey Transit's Magic Moments CD. Her "Never Gone", was performed in 2004 at the
Smith College Memorial Service. Roo's sacred works have been sung in Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and England.
|The Rev. Canon Mark Harris
The Rev. Dr. Mark Harris is an
Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Delaware. He is currently the associate for Christian formation at St. Peter's,
Lewes. He served as Canon of The Episcopal Church in the Philippines. He is a member of the Executive
Council (2006-2012), and member of the House of Deputies (2000, 03, 06, 09). He writes extensively on matters related
to the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion and his writings have been published in a variety of print and on-line
publications. He is the author of The Challenge of Change: The Anglican Communion in the Post-Modern Era and has
a blog at AnglicanFuture. Deerwood Publishing is honored that the Rev. Dr. Harris wrote the lyrics to three anthems composed
by George Bayley in the Deerwood Anthem Book: Born Long Ago; The Healing River; You Go Before Lord. Click here to see video performances on this web site of two of
Annesley Kromer was born in Washington, D.C. on October 21, 1945. As a young boy, he was a chorister under
George Bayley at the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, NY. After completing undergraduate studies at Bard college, he
taught English and Spanish in boths public and private schools for four decades. He composed the bulk of his
choral music on request while singing in the Delaware County Men's Choir, between 1975 and 1990. He is presently organist
at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Downsville, NY.
|The Rev. Dr. Dwyn Mounger
Dwyn Mounger, M.Div., Ph.D., is
currently Interim Pastor of the Community Presbyterian Church, Deerfield Beach, Florida. He previously served as Interim
Pastor at a Presbyterian church in Statesboro, Georgia. From 1995 to 2001, Dr. Mounger served as Pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In 2000 Dr. Mounger wrote a Bible study entitled "Glory from the
Unexpected" that was published in a new book called Upper Room Disciplines.
He was a professor of religion at Peace College (a Presbyterian college) for three years, an organizing pastor for a small
church, and a pastor for 17 years of three multi-staff churches ranging in size from 550 to 750 members. For most of his ministry,
he regularly led services of worship in state prisons in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Dr. Mounger grew up in Mississippi, the son of a Presbyterian minister who was a leader in the Mississippi civil rights
movement in the 1960's. He is a world traveler; he has led tours in Scotland, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland,
East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Egypt, Israel, China, and France.
|George Bayley and Dwyn Mounger at work
He incorporates his experiences into his theology and
writing. Dr. Mounger has a B.A. degree in history and philosophy from Bellhaven College, an M.S. degree in history from
Mississippi State University, B.D. and M.Div. degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. degree in American
religious history from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.