Vestry & Staff

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Vestry

Staff

Patti Glowatsky

Director of Family Formation

pglowatsky@easternshorechapel.org 

Patti Glowatsky serves as Director of Family Formation. She has directed two large scale in-person Vacation Bible Schools as well as co-wrote and directed a Virtual Vacation Bible school that was provided to the churches in the Diocese as a cost-free option in 2020. She has also created and hosted inter-generational and interactive Christmas pageants as well as family Lenten and Advent programs. She is a Certified Godly Play storyteller and doorkeeper. She is a member of FORMA: The Network for Christian Formation for the Episcopal Church and an active participant in CE-Net (the Christian Education Network) for The Diocese of Southern Virginia. Patti is a lifelong learner and continues to pursue professional development opportunities to better equip her to the work of Children and Youth Ministry.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Patti was baptized and confirmed at the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Phillip. She attended The Hyde School in Bath, ME, a character first boarding school and went on to Guilford College in Greensboro, NC for her first year of college. Some time off from school turned into a long personal journey for faith and self which led her to Norfolk, where she met her husband Dennis and then completed their family with the birth of their son, Emerson. In her spare time, Patti has a passion for cooking, hosting and sharing her home with friends. She is also steward to a Little Free Library in their yard and finds joy in providing literacy advocacy for their neighborhood.

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Donna Julian

Parish Administrator

djulian@easternshorechapel.org

Donna was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She is a lifelong Episcopalian who has fond memories of All Saint’s Episcopal Church and Father Grace. She attended Buffalo State College for a period of time but found that life was pulling her in a different direction. She met her future husband John in high school and although they never dated in school, they reconnected five years later and became affianced.

 

As John was active-duty Navy, and the family eventually was sent to Mannheim, Germany, for 3.5 years. For lifelong lovers of art and history, Europe was an almost overwhelming mixture of both! The Julians came back to the United States in September of 2002. Along with the richness of their experiences, they also brought back two more children, Abigail, and Benjamin. In December of 2017, Donna was hired at Parish Day School as the Administrative Assistant and Health and Safety Coordinator. In November 2019 it was decided to split Donna’s PDS job with a new administrative opportunity at Eastern Shore Chapel. Since then, Donna has worked for both the day school and ESC. In her spare time, Donna loves to read (primarily non-fiction) and watch documentaries. She also likes to sketch and paint and generally create.She also loves to spend time with her family, especially her grandson, Jackson.

Dr. Martin Sunderland

Music Director & Organists

msunderland@easternshorechapel.org

Martin Sunderland presently serves as Organist and Music Director at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, Virginia. He previously served as Director of Parish Music at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hampton, Virginia. There he served as organist and directed five bell choirs, seven vocal ensembles, and a beginning string ensemble. Prior to his church music career, Martin taught choral music and string orchestra in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Dr. Sunderland has degrees in organ performance from Pennsylvania State University and Yale University and a doctorate in Music Education from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.

 

Dr. Sunderland is an active member of the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has served both dean and treasurer. He has organized concert celebrations of the anniversaries for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn, and he served as co-chairperson for the Region III, AGO Convention, July 5-9, 2009, held in cities throughout the Hampton Roads Region.

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Kay O'Reilly

Parish Administrator

Koreilly@easternshorechapel.org

Kay has been the Director of the Chapel Pantry at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church since 2009. With a background as a caterer, Kay has used those skills to address food costs, nutrition, inventory control and capacity building, transforming the pantry from a small non-perishables pantry to a large client choice, full-service pantry filled with fresh produce, dairy, meat, eggs and bakery items.

 

Kay is a member of the Board of Directors for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and chairperson of the Foodbank’s Agency Advisory Council.

Craig Caulkins

Newcomers Coordinator

 

Craig Caulkins has served on the Newcomer Committee or as Coordinator for many years.  He grew up in the Episcopal Church as the son of an Episcopal Priest.  He is married to Linda, and they have two married son’s and two grandchildren. Craig earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Old Dominion University.  He worked as a Case Manager at the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center.

Now he enjoys the opportunity to volunteer at Eastern Shore Chapel in many various capacities. Craig also enjoys watching sports, beach bumming, reading, and mucking around in the garden. “Eastern Shore Chapel is a safe and comfortable place to worship, fully supporting the idea that ALL are welcome to join our church family, find a ministry that feeds their soul and connect with friends along the way.”

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Roxanne Wright

Finance

Roxie discovered her love for working with numbers while working as an Accounts Payable Clerk for Ferguson Enterprises. At that time she was pursuing an MA in Ancient and Medieval History through the University of Edinburgh and had ultimately planned to be a Librarian. After working and cross training with several finance departments at Ferguson, she decided there were better opportunities in finance versus being a medieval historian in the United States and she changed her plans. She has worked in several areas of finance since then, including her most recent job as an Office Administrative Coordinator where she oversaw all of the financial departments at a Commercial Refrigeration and HVAC company before finding her home at Eastern Shore Chapel. Since leaving Ferguson, she has enrolled and received certification in several programs and is a Certified Payroll Professional, Certified Accounts Payable Associate, a Microsoft Office Specialist, Notary Public, and a Certified Administrative Professional. She is currently working on receiving certification as a Certified Public Bookkeeper and pursuing an AS in Accounting.