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 attending All Saint’s Episcopal Church. She attended Buffalo State College, and it was during that time she married her husband John, who was active-duty in the Navy at the time. After many moves, deployments, and children, Donna and John and their four children settled in Virginia Beach.

 

 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. In July of 2021 Donna left PDS and joined the staff of ESC full time as the new Parish Administrator. 

 

In her off time Donna, a lover of history, likes to read, draw,  and paint. She also loves to spend time with her husband John, sons; Max, Josh, and Ben, and daughter Abigail. Donna especially loves spending time with her grandsons, Jackson and Dominic, which she considers God's gift to her for keeping her own children alive as they grew up.

Holly B. Sunderland

Music Director & Organist

hsunderland@easternshorechapel.org

Holly B. Sunderland recently retired her full time position as the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Instructional Specialist in Performing Arts following decades of service in education. Throughout her entire career in education, she simultaneously served in part-time callings with Evangelical Lutheran, Episcopal, Southern Baptist, United Methodist, and Presbyterian (PCUSA) congregations in Kentucky, Ohio, New Jersey and Virginia. A central Kentucky native, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, where she majored in Music Education with a principal in Organ. Her Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting is from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Her Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Christian Education was earned at Regent University.  Mrs. Sunderland is a highly sought-after organist, conductor, accompanist/collaborative artist, clinician, and adjudicator. In February 2022, she succeeded her husband, Martin, as the Director of Music / Organist at Eastern Shore Chapel.   Professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, the American Guild of Organists - Tidewater Chapter, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and life-membership in the American Choral Directors Association. She serves as the Secretary/Treasurer in the Virginia Association of Music Education Administrators section of VMEA. In addition to family and church, her interests include musical theatre and antiquing.

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Kay O'Reilly

Food Pantry Director

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.

Bob Suter

Parish Finance Administrator

Accounts@easternshorechapel.org

Bob spent many years working as a Church Business Administrator, consultant and bookkeeper for churches in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana.

 

In July 2020, Bob’s wife Lisa accepted an elementary school principal position with the Virginia Beach schools, so they sold the house and moved 800 miles to the beach. Bob and Lisa have two sons: Riley, a medical student in Norfolk, and Ryan, who lives and works in Durham, NC. Lisa’s father – a retired Lutheran pastor – lives in Virginia Beach. Being so close to all three has made living and working in the area very rewarding.

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Mike Brown

Cemetery Manager

Mike Brown has been a member of Eastern Shore Chapel since 1976 when his father (and previous Cemetery Manager), Noel “Skip” Brown, transferred to Virginia Beach while serving in the US Navy.  He is employed full time with the City of Virginia Beach as a Firefighter and has served in the role of Cemetery Manager since the passing of his father in 2015.

Mike received a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1987 and went on to work at a land development and survey company in Northern Virginia where he met his wife Elizabeth.  They married in 1991 and moved back to Virginia Beach in 1993.  They have two daughters.

Mike has previously served as an Acolyte, Eucharistic Minister, Youth Group Advisor, and Sunday School Teacher.  He was also a member of the Building and Grounds committee, the Lawn Crew, and Softball Team. He served on the Vestry from 1998-2000.

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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