Scott hails from Charleston, SC. In middle school, he was baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church, and a few years later first felt a call to ordained ministry. He attended Furman University where he majored in Chemistry and Religion, and, began his career in Youth Ministry. After graduation, he moved to Corpus Christi, TX where he served as the Director of Youth Ministries at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
Sent from the Diocese of West Texas, he earned his MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary, and was subsequently ordained. From 2017 to 2020, he served as the Chaplain at Christchurch School and Priest-in-Charge of Vauter's Episcopal Church. He was called to Ware Church in July of 2020. His wife, Pilar, is also an Episcopal priest and serves at St. Stephen's in Heathsville. They have a daughter, Charlene, who is one year old.
Patti has had a distinguished career in the music world and in church ministry. She holds a Masters of Music Education and a Performance Certificate in Piano from Florida State University. Patti has a combined fifteen years in music education spanning elementary ages to post-baccalaureate (including time as the Chair of the Music Department at the Florida School of the Arts). She then relocated to Arlington, Virginia to work for the Washington National Opera as their Senior Director of Special Events for twenty-six years at the Kennedy Center.
In addition to her secular career, Patti has worked as church organist and choir director for nearly forty years at Episcopal Churches in Florida and Virginia. Patti is a tremendous organist, a prayerful choral director, and a compassionate soul who “simply worships God with her fingers.”
A native of Panama, Ana has been a Gloucester resident for the last 15 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Catholic University in Panama. Most of her professional experience has been in banking, as well Real Estate and most recently she became a Patient Care Aide (PCA) which has become her passion for the last 4 years, as a Caregiver for the elderly.
She is an active member of Church of St. Therese where she volunteers for different ministries, including being in the choir and she leads the Art and Environment Ministry. She enjoys her free time being at home with her dog Charlie and her recently rescued cat Mr. Roger. Baking, gardening and flower arrangement are some of her hobbies. Back in her country she was a folk dancer and was member of the Ballet Folklorico Panameno Directed by the Professor Elisa de Cespedes. Performing is another of her passions and she has been dancing and promoting her country through her performances in schools, churches, libraries, festivals, etc. around the Hampton Roads and Middle Peninsula areas. Visits with her family back home and around the USA are her biggest joy.
We currently are worshiping at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. The 8:30 a.m. service is indoors and requires an RSVP to the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org). The 10:30 a.m. service is outdoors, and does not require an RSVP (but you must bring your own chair!). Both services require you to wear a mask. Thank you!