Pastor Cedric BennerRector
Pastor Cedric graduated in 1986 from Bryan College in Tennessee with a BA in Bible. He attended Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1990. Ordained to the ministry in the Presbyterian Church in America, he served as an associate pastor doing youth work for 4 years. Joining the Reformed Episcopal Church in 1997, he served at St. Luke’s in New Jersey until 2008 when he moved here to Baltimore and joined the staff at Bishop Cummins as an assistant pastor. Cedric was called to be the rector of Bishop Cummins in July 2015. He is husband to Sarah and dad of Bria, Devin and Madison. When Cedric isn’t writing sermons, laughing with folks or visiting shut-ins, you’ll find him reading mysteries, listening to podcasts, sharing videos of TV ads from his childhood with his family or out walking.
Dr. Iraida PoberezhnayaMusic Director
Iraida Poberezhnaya holds two doctoral degrees in Musical Arts, from the Peabody and Moscow Conservatories. While majoring in Harp, Iraida received training in Piano, Organ and Choir Conducting. Dr. Poberezhnaya was a winner at the International Harp Competition (Baku, 1990), and a participant in the International Harp Contest in Israel (Jerusalem, 1995) and the USA International Harp Competition (Bloomington, 1995). Her CD releases include The Music of Mary with Rudolph Lucente (Vantage Records, 1998), Silvestre Revueltas with the Santa Barbara Symphony (Koch, 1999), and a solo album, La Source (IIAM, 2010).
Sarah BennerDirector of Outreach
Sarah Benner is the wife of Pastor Cedric Benner at Bishop Cummins Church. She is the mother of three great kids - two who are out and paying their own bills! In 1991, she received her Bachelors in Education from Temple University. Sarah taught Kindergarten and fifth-grade. For 8 years Sarah homeschooled her children. Then she was a fourth-grade teacher and Algebra instructor at a local Classical Christian school. Now she walks the halls of the church designing ways that we can reach out into the community to share Jesus. When she isn't working, Sarah loves to read adventure novels, knit, and sing in the praise team here at Bishop Cummins.