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About Our Board

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. Susan B. Haynes.

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About Our Board Members

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.

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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.

Completed applications may be emailed to Executive Director Gareth Kalfas at [email protected] 

What we look for

The Chanco Board specifically strives to have members with expertise in finance, accounting, fundraising, personnel, and property.


How our process works

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.


How we decide

New board member applications are generally solicited and accepted from September – November of the calendar year with new board members beginning in January.


Begin Your Application Here

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!



Meet Our Current 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 Board of Directors 2019

The Rt. Rev. James Magness, Pro Tempore
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia

The Rev. Canon Ed Tracy
Canon for Administration, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia

Mrs. Nancy LeCuyer Beach, President
St. John’s Hampton


Mr. John Gulick, Vice-President
Bruton Parish, Williamsburg


Mr. Richard Perkins, Treasurer
St. Matthias, Midlothian
Chair, Finance Committee


Mrs. Ronda Toll, Secretary
Christ the King, Yorktown


Serving Thru 2021

Rev. Charlie Bauer
Program Committee
Hickory Neck, Toano

Julie Edwards-McDaniel
Program Committee Chair
St. Christopher’s, Portsmouth

Robert Frady
Finance Committee
Grace Church, Yorktown

R. Brett Jellerson
Program Committee
Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach

Jim Marquette
Property Comm Chair/Program
St. Simon’s by the Sea, Virginia Beach

Robert Motley
Property Committee
Church of the Ascension, Norfolk

Guy “James” Philput
Program Committee
St. Andrews, Norfolk

Serving Thru 2022

Sarah “Sally” Cox
Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach

Ann “Parkie” Rice
Hampton, Virginia

Grant Stokes
Christ & St. Luke’s, Norfolk

Michael Vasiloff
Property Committee
St. Michael’s, Colonial Heights

Rev. Eileen Walsh
Program Committee
St. Christopher’s, Portsmouth