Meet our amazing Board of Directors

About our Board of Directors


Chanco on the James is a 501(c)(3) organization that is managed by a volunteer board of directors under the guidance and leadership of the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, the Rt. Rev. Herman “Holly” Hollerith, IV.

The Chanco Board of Directors is made up of clergy and lay persons and we strive to represent all convocations in the Diocese. All board members are members in good standing of an Episcopal church in the Diocese of Southern Virginia. The Board President reports directly to the Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

Meet our amazing Board

Our board members all have distinct connections to Chanco whether through the camp programs as a camper or having children who were campers, the Happening program, the Cursillo program, and EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) retreat programs among many other Chanco connections.

Chanco's Current Board of Directors

A list of our current Board members

2016 Chanco Board of Directors
The Rt. Rev. Herman “Holly” Hollerith
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia


The Rev. Canon Ed Tracy
Canon for Administration

Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia

Ms. Ashley Scruggs
Diocesan Youth Missioner
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia

Mr. Dave Belote
St. Aidan’s, Virginia Beach

Mr. Jerry Twigg
Grace Church, Yorktown

Mrs. Angie Lowry
Christ Church, Smithfield

Serving Thru 2017

Mr. Doug Bullett
St. Michael’s, Bon Air

Serving Thru 2018

Mr. Charlie Schindler
Emmanuel, Virginia Beach


Mr. Jim Marquette
St. Simon’s by the Sea, Virginia Beach

Ms. Juli Edwards
St. Christopher’s, Portsmouth

Mr. Jimmy Newsome
Emmanuel, Franklin

Serving Thru 2019

Mr. Bill Porter
Bruton, Williamsburg

Ms. Nancy Beach
St. John’s, Hampton

The Rev. Eileen Walsh
St. Christopher’s, Portsmouth

Mr. Michael Vasiloff
St. Michael’s, Colonial Heights

Mr. Neil Newsome
St. Matthias, Midlothian

Mr. Gonjoe “Buzzy” Winn
Good Shepherd, McKinney

Serving Thru 2020

Chuck Marks

The Rev. John Willard
Church of the Good Shepard

Serving Thru 2021

Jim Marquette
St. Simons by the Sea

Juli Edwards
St. Christophers, Portsmouth

Dave Belote
St. Aidan’s, VA Beach

Robert Motley
Church of the Ascension, Norfolk

The Rev. Josh Stephens
Bruton Parish, Williamsburg

Guy “James” Philput
St. Andrew’s, Norfolk

R. Brett Jellerson
Eastern Shore Chapel, VA Beach

Robert Frady
Grace Church, Yorktown

The Rev. Charlie Bauer
Hickory Neck, Toano

Join our Board of Directors


If you are someone who cares deeply for Chanco’s ministry and its future growth and success, then serving on the Chanco Board of Directors could be your calling. The Chanco Board specifically strives to have members with expertise in finance, accounting, fundraising, personnel, and property.

Applications are vetted through the board and then sent to the Bishop for approval. Board terms are three years in length and a board member may serve two consecutive terms before a mandatory year off.

New board member applications are generally solicited and accepted from September – November of the calendar year with new board members beginning in January. Questions? Contact Executive Director Gareth Kalfas at Completed applications may be emailed to Gareth at this address.

Serving on the Chanco Board is one simple but very important way you can give back to Chanco and make a difference in Chanco’s future. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this important adult and youth ministry of our diocese!