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Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Sharing the Joy and Power of Life in Christ

  5181 Singleton Way Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 499-1271 eec@emmanuelvb.org   facebook 

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Our Clergy & Staff

 

Rector

The Reverend Mary C. (Mimi) Lacy

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Mimi Lacy was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, the eighth of nine children. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Medical Technology, she worked in Clinical Chemistry and as a technical representative for a biomedical company, where she met her future husband Tom.

After graduating from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in 2001, Mimi was the Associate Rector at St. Andrew's Church in Downers Grove, IL. She has been the Rector at St. Timothy's in Greenville, NC for the past eight years.

 

 

 

Donna Kanode

Parish Administrator
Donna Clark
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A Hampton Roads native, Donna has attended Emmanuel since 1969. She has been the Parish Administrator since 2002 and truly loves her job. She is the friendly voice on the phone with a bright smile for everyone who passes by the main office. She is a graduate of Princess Anne High School and attended Longwood College.  She has 2 daughters, Susan and Margie, and 3 grandchildren.

 

Gale Nicholson

Director of Finance
Gale Nicholson
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Gale has been Finance Director at Emmanuel since 1987.   She has a bachelor’s degree (ECU) and master’s degree (Virginia Tech) and is a Certified Professional Secretary (CPS).   She loves scrapbooking, cooking, and reading in her limited spare time!   Gale has one daughter Stephanie (who grew up at Emmanuel) and two granddaughters.

 

Bobby Sullivan

Director of Music
Bobby Sullivan
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A graduate of East Carolina University School of Music, Bobby is our organist, choir master and musical director extraodinaire! He also leads the Emmanuel house band, playing at many Parish Life events. Married to Trish, when away from the keyboards he enjoys working in his gardens and playing with his grandchildren.

 

 

Building Manager

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Karen Kearse

Day School Director
Karen Kearse
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Karen has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and she operated a successful Before and After School program for many years. She is a member of Emmanuel Church and has worked for the Day School for three years.  She is a native New Yorker who is married with three children.  Mrs. Kearse enjoys travel, reading and theater.

 

Treasurer: Bill Sisley
Senior Warden: Adam Macchi
Junior Warden: Rick Keuhne
Webmaster: Martha Hufford: email

Our Retired Clergy:

The Reverend Howard B. Purvis, Honorary Associate