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Parish Administrator

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Laurie Fox to Parish Administrator of Eastern Shore Chapel effective July 15th, Laurie joined our staff in June of 2019, serving as the Parish Secretary.  She has greatly enjoyed being a part of the ESC Community.  Laurie has had a diverse career, including service in the United States Navy for eight years as a Religious Program Specialist.  As part of a military family, she has lived, worked and volunteered in several different states and overseas.  She has worked in the Administrative and Secretarial fields for over 25 years in the Catholic Diocese of Washington, D.C., Yokohama Japan, San Antonio, TX, Richmond, VA, and Baltimore, MD.  Laurie has served as the Director of Faith Formation, Chairman of the Spiritual Events Committee, Bible Study Leader, Catechist, Ministry Head, Hospitality Manager, Usher, and as a Sacristan.  She has also completed one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) through the Chaplain’s Office at the Ann Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD.    

Laurie grew up in the Great Lakes region of Northern Michigan, commonly referred to as the UP and is therefore deemed a certified “Yooper.”  She earned an Associate degree in Medical Secretary from Gogebic Community College and a B.A./B.S. in English and Psychology from the University of Maryland University College.  Laurie is the proud mother of two lovely daughters: Rachael and Evangeline.  In her spare time, she is a writer, music buff, avid reader, enjoys the beach and road trips and is currently taking guitar and Spanish lessons.  

You can reach Laurie directly at lfox@easternshorechapel.org.       

Director of Family Formation

We are pleased to announce that Patti Glowatsky has joined our ESC staff as Director of Family Formation. She begins on October 5. Patti served in a similar capacity at Ascension Episcopal Church in Norfolk for the past two and a half years. In that time, she 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 created and hosted two inter-generational and interactive Christmas pageants as well as family Lenten and Advent programs. She is a Certified Godly Play storyteller and doorkeeper as well as a Trainer for Safe Church universal training. 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 and her husband are self-proclaimed “Bird Nerds” and enjoy hiking and family bike rides. She is also steward to a Little Free Library in their yard and finds joy in providing literacy advocacy for their neighborhood.

You can reach Patti directly at pglowatsky@easternshorechapel.org.       

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Position

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Roxanne Wright

Laurie Fox

Bookkeeper

Kristen Whalen

Jeanie Leaverton

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Parish Day School Co-Directors

Kay O’Reilly

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Chapel Pantry Coordinator

Amanda McGinty

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Parish Bookstore Manager & Assistant for Pastoral Care

Mike Brown

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Cemetery Manager

Martin Sunderland

Organist and Choir Master

Rusty Seamans, Deb Brody, Darlene

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Sextons