Marianna Scott

Chapel Administrator

Marianna Scott is the Administrator for the Village Chapel of Bald Head Island. In this role, Marianna coordinates various Chapel activities and services, which include minister preparation; wedding, baptism and special-event scheduling; weekly bulletin preparation; accounting and record-keeping; and overall management of Chapel upkeep, information and activities of the Chapel and its worshipers.

Marianna has a varied professional background in a number of areas that have benefitted the Chapel:  as an office manager, substitute teacher, as an Executive Assistant in various organizations and in property management.  

With her varied background in the administration field, Marianna has the perfect foundation for handling the complex needs of the Chapel. Like the residents of Bald Head Island, she recognizes the special place the Chapel is and enthusiastically welcomes the many visitors who drop by throughout the year.

Marianna is from Cape May, NJ. Lived and raised her family in Charlottesville, VA for 26 years before moving to Southport, NC.  Marianna and her husband, Mark, have been married for 36 years and have three daughters.   Marianna enjoys spending her free time reading on the beach and spending as much time as she can with her two granddaughters.

Cindy Sellers

Chapel Organist and Music Director

Cindy Sellers began her music career as choir director at Main Street Methodist Church in High Point, NC, in 1968, while a senior at High Point College. Over the years, she served as organist and/or choir director at Montlieu Avenue UMC also in High Point; Trinity UMC, Southport; and Sunset Park UMC, Wilmington.  For a brief period before coming to Bald Head, she was Music Coordinator for Grace UMC, Wilmington.

Cindy played her first services at the Village Chapel on Christmas Eve, 1998, and officially became the Chapel Organist on Jan 4, 1999.  In February of that year, she organized the Chapel Choir, having secured a gift of a small choral library.  She incorporates local and visiting instrumentalists into the worship experience at the Chapel.

In other musical endeavors, Cindy was a founding member of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (flutist) in 1971.  She was the founding director of the Sea Notes Choral Society in 1974, and has directed, accompanied or soloed for many of their concerts, most recently conducting the Summer 2022 concerts at Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia.  

A former Realtor, Cindy is a history and genealogy buff active in several lineage societies, having served as Registrar for the local DAR Chapter and as State Registrar for the NC Society, US Daughters of 1812.  Married to Donald Sellers in 1969, she is mother of two and grandmother of four.