ESC Vestry Candidates
from the Vestry Nominating & Election Committee

This year, in lieu of an in person meeting, Vestry has agreed that we will be voting by mail. Please note that even though our elections are by mail, our church canons call for nominations from the floor on election day. In order to facilitate this element of our election procedure, we are making room on the ballots for you to write in any candidates you would like to nominate.

Following is information on members of our congregation who have responded to the call for service and have made a commitment to run for election to our Vestry. Ballots and instructions for our December election will be mailed Friday, November 20. Please be on the lookout for this important information in your mailbox.
David Boling
Member of ESC for: 1 year 11 months
Marital Status: Married to Betsy
Name & Ages of Children, If Any: Warren (57), Will (45), Katy (37)
Occupation: Retired Director of Government Relations
Service Most Often Attended: 10:15
Parish Ministries/Activities in which you have been Involved: Choir, office volunteer, men’s breakfast group
Areas of Interest at ESC: Finance, administration, and music ministries
What Special Talents would you bring to the Vestry: Business and legislative background, consensus builder, certified mediator
I understand the Role of the Vestry to Be… the representative body of the parish, reflecting the aspirations and goals of the membership as we serve God and our community. The Vestry assumes stewardship of the assets of the church in order to support the vision of the parish. Vestry members need to be good listeners and compassionate advisors to the rector.
I Think God is calling Eastern Shore Chapel to… grow spiritually as we become an even more essential presence in our community which reflects God’s love and concern for all people through worship and outreach. We can’t be just the historical brick building on the corner. We must be the people who answer God’s call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and help those in trouble.
Patricia (Pat) Edwards
Member of ESC for: 5 years & 8 months
Marital Status: Life Partner, Kim Warren
Name & Ages of Children, If Any: Jaydan (stepson) (18)
Occupation: Paramedic – Bon Secours Health System EMS Coordinator
Service Most Often Attended: 8:00
Parish Ministries/Activities in which you have been Involved: Eucharistic Minister, 128th Annual Council, Adult Acolyte, Special Election to elect the Bishop (Delegate)
Areas of Interest at ESC: The Chapel Pantry, Haiti Medical Mission Outreach, Prison Ministry, Adult Forum, Winter Shelter
What Special Talents would you bring to the Vestry: As a cradle Episcopalian – Baptized as an infant, confirmed in 9th grade – I bring a lifelong commitment to my church community. Throughout my life I have been extremely active in my church. As a youth I had perfect attendance for all 6 years of Sunday School; was 1 of 4 girls to become St. Peters’ first female acolytes in 1975 and was active in the Youth Group. As an adult I have served as an Eucharistic Minister, an adult acolyte and on the Vestry at St. Thomas, Hanover, NH. I was called to serve those in need and that is reflected in my church life, my career and as a Rotarian. All done with an open mind, a kind & willing heart and a smile.
I understand the Role of the Vestry to Be… An elected body that provides leadership and oversight to articulate the mission and ministry of the congregation. The Vestry protects the vision and insures the values of the church community by ensuring effective organization and planning. Provides financial integrity, manages church resources and supports the clergy.
I Think God is calling Eastern Shore Chapel to… Continue to strengthen our ministries to serve those in need – the homeless, those that struggle to provide food for their families, and those in prison. We live in crazy times with so many that are struggling, are experiencing injustice and pain. During COVID and in a post COVID world we’ll one day see, many within our community will need us – and we need to make sure we are there.
Kenneth Lamott Fields
Member of ESC for: 3 years
Marital Status: Single
Name & Ages of Children, If Any: One Daughter
Occupation: Car Detailer Charles Barker Mercedes-Benz
Service Most Often Attended: Every Sunday
Parish Ministries/Activities in which you have been Involved:
Areas of Interest at ESC: I am also the co-chair Newcomer Committee, and Historical Committee
What Special Talents would you bring to the Vestry: My leadership and commitment
I understand the Role of the Vestry to Be… Yes, I do understand position been on Vestry
I Think God is calling Eastern Shore Chapel to… Call of faith and Duties and Eastern Shore
Susan F. Kaufman
Member of ESC for: 2 years
Marital Status: Single
Name & Ages of Children, If Any: Charles F. (Chuck) (23)
Occupation: retired Ayurvedic Practitioner & Community Volunteer
Service Most Often Attended: 10:15 in choir
Parish Ministries/Activities in which you have been Involved: Choir, Chapel Pantry, Building Committee, Office of Government Relations, Prison Ministry
Areas of Interest at ESC: Diversity, Inclusion, Outreach through OG Relations & Pantry, Buildings, Music
What Special Talents would you bring to the Vestry: Previous Vestry (Christ & St. Luke's) & Building Committee
I understand the Role of the Vestry to Be… Servant Leadership
I Think God is calling Eastern Shore Chapel to… Express the Love al All People & All Creation thru Action. Worship that recharges & restores us for that mission.
Gina E. Williams
Member of ESC for: 7 years
Marital Status: Married
Name & Ages of Children, If Any: Elliot - 17 Jordan – 22
Occupation: Homemaker
Service Most Often Attended: 10:30
Parish Ministries/Activities in which you have been Involved: Welcome Committee, Altar Guild, Seton Friday Dinners, Winter Shelter, Chili Cookoff, Helping decorate for any event, Basically help where ever is needed
Areas of Interest at ESC: Pantry, Outreach, Feed my sheep, Family Ministry
What Special Talents would you bring to the Vestry: Creative, Social, Handy, Fast and willing learner, Flexible, Problem solver, Multilingual, Great gofer
I understand the Role of the Vestry to Be… to be the voice of the congregation and help lead the church into fulfilling its role by overseeing or taking care of different activities, programs, and the day to day decisions involving the future of the congregation.
I Think God is calling Eastern Shore Chapel to… help the community and congregation where ever is needed. Be it physically or spiritually. To offer support in becoming better Christians, as a community and individuals. To be a voice of reason and understanding in these troubling times. To be a shelter and solace for whomever seeks it. In other words, to help us remember Jesus words and why God put us in this earth.
Sign up for an Advent Take-home Kit

As we enter into Advent and prepare for the birth of the Christ child, it’s easy to lose focus and be dismayed by all of the restrictions we are under this year. This is a time to search our hearts for the meaning of peace, hope, joy and love in a way we haven’t experienced before. This year, in response to the limitations of COVID-19, we are excited to offer Advent Take Home Kits! They will include a Family Advent Devotional with weekly readings and reflections as well as coloring and crafts, a Nativity Stones craft kit, Advent wreath kit, Christmas tree blessing and St. Nicholas goodie bag! If you would like to pick up a kit at our drive thru on November 28 from 2 to 3 PM, please fill out this registration form. Please contact Patti Glowatsky, Director of Family Formation, at with any questions.
Chapel Pantry Update
By Kay O'Reilly, Chapel Pantry Coordinator

The Chapel Pantry served 400 families on Saturday, a new and unfortunate record. It is a record of which to be proud, because this church provides such a critical service to our community, and yet, it is a record to mourn, as it represents such terrible need.

Fortunately, the generosity of this church, Galilee Church, and the community does not slacken. Volunteers, money, food, egg cartons and bags keep flowing in abundance. This generosity sustains our work and our spirits. It sustains the hopes of the people we serve and lessens their anxiety in uncertain and anxious times.

This is stewardship at work. Please, as you prayerfully consider your pledge for 2021, remember that the Chapel Pantry cannot exist without the church; a healthy church that can pay the utility bills, staffing needs, maintenance, insurance and the myriad bills we are all familiar with at home.

This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for this church and its people, a church that cares for its neighbor in so many wonderful ways. Thank you.
New Baby Blessings! 

Congratulations to New Mom Mackenzie Reynolds, a PDS staff member, who welcomed her son John “Trey” on October 14. Mom and baby are doing well!

And Congratulations to the family of Brooke and Vicky Kirby! Their son John and partner Samantha welcomed their first baby, Waylon Wilkins Kirby on November 7. All are healthy and happy with this precious new addition to their family!

Good to know: Our New Mom’s Ministry is active, and looking for expectant and new moms to shower with a little love and care from Eastern Shore Chapel. If you or someone you know might be a New Mom, please call the church office and let Amanda McGinty know, or email her at
Parish Book Store Open House & SALE continues!

Our first HUGE Sale/Open House had great response so we decided to continue our HUGE Sale/Open House on ANY day that YOU find convenient (and that includes Saturdays). Just make an appointment by calling 757-425-0114 (the Parish Book Store) and leaving a message; some one will get back to you. Or for a faster response, call Susan Buchanan (757-481-2595) to make an appointment. You can also email us at We limit the number of people in the store at any time, and we require masks and social distancing.

The Parish Book Store is still accepting donations for books for the children of the Mission of the Holy Spirit. Make your check out to Parish Book Store with "Mission of the Holy Spirit" in the memo line and send to the Parish Book Store, 2020 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454. And thank you for making the Christmas of the Mission's children a little brighter this year.
Many thanks from WESC

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! To all the soup and quiche buyers, soup makers and quiche bakers, thank you from WESC. Our sale raised over $2,000! WESC will add this amount to what we made from our February soup, quiche and bread sale and distribute funds to ministries housed at ESC (Chapel Pantry, Kairos, PDS Butterfly Fund, Music Fund & Christian Formation), ministries in the area (JCOC, Beach Medical Clinic, Seton House, Samaritan House, Sugar Plum Bakery & I Need a Lighthouse), ministries in the Diocese (Jackson Field Home, Boys Home, Camp Chanco, Canterbury Center, Mission of the Holy Spirit, Dos Santos, Grace Inside & Haiti Medical Mission) and the world (Episcopal Relief and Development). Thank you for making our support of these important ministries possible.
Parish Day School students learning through play

Our preschool students are enjoying lots of fine motor activities through play. Students have been building their fine motor muscles through painting, drawing, gluing and creating designs with bands, inside and outside the classroom. Many students have participated in Nature walks on our playground and have made classroom art projects with their discoveries. We love seeing our little learners exploring and learning through their hands-on activities.
We have much to be thankful this month as we prepare for Thanksgiving. We are most thankful for the ability to be open as a preschool during this challenging time. As a mission of Eastern Shore Chapel, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide care and learning to our preschool families. The children’s laughter and joy filling our hallways and classrooms has provided comfort to our teaching team. Each teacher can see firsthand the difference they are making in their students’ lives daily. Please lift our school up in prayer for God’s protection as we move through our days, God’s joy and peace to fill the lives of our preschool families and God’s blessing over our school year.
Thank you from the American Red Cross

Thank you very much for your ongoing dedication to the American Red Cross. Every day, I am deeply moved by the kindness and generosity of spirit you bring to our vital mission. But it's times like these – times of great uncertainty – that I am truly in awe of your unwavering commitment.
As thousands of blood drives around the nation were cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19, please know that your drive protected the health and well-being of the most vulnerable among us – including accident victims, cancer patients, those suffering from chronic illnesses and many others.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for stepping up to help collect and donate lifesaving blood, even as the circumstances of the coronavirus outbreak often made it difficult to do so.
On behalf of those we serve, thank you once again for your tremendous efforts to strengthen and advance our Red Cross mission during this uniquely challenging time. We look forward to better times ahead, and to our continued partnership to save lives.

Gail McGovern
President & CEO, American Red Cross
Women's Advent Retreat at Chanco on the James

Chanco on the James will host a Women’s Advent Retreat, led by Bishop Haynes, on December 4 & 5. The retreat will focus on preparing for the coming of Christ, remembering the reincarnation, and how we care for ourselves as we do so. You can attend in-person or virtually. Click here for details and registration.
Ongoing at ESC
Morning Daily Office
Join us every morning but Sunday at 7:30 on ZOOM to celebrate the Morning Daily Office.
Click here or go to ZOOM Meeting ID: 562 715 368 Passcode: John1513. On Thursdays join us live in the narthex - just like we did pre-pandemic! Everything is provided, all you need to do is show up. All are invited, all are welcomed.
Evening Daily Office
Evening Daily Office is now available on ZOOM at 5:30 Monday through Friday. Meeting ID: 896 1777 7644 Passcode: Ex1414. Join us once, join us occasionally, or join us regularly; we are made richer by your presence.
Zoom with your Sunday School class!
Join friends and teachers, by Zoom, as they meet and discuss lessons from this year’s curriculum – Feasting on the Word. Confirmation classes for students in the Senior High Class meet on the first and third Sundays of the month during the regular Sunday School hour at 9:10 a.m. Classes on the second and fourth Sundays include Lectionary based topics. To discuss formation needs or other questions, please contact Patti Glowatsky (, Director of Family Formation:
Prayers for Our Military
From CRU Military Ministry - PRAY for the Lord to provide wisdom as Cru Military initiates Recruit Training ministry at Fort Sill (OK) and shapes ministry opportunities and identifies leaders for key U.S. education installations at Fort Leavenworth (KS), Maxwell Air Force Base (AL), Naval Station Newport (RI), and Marine Corp Base Quantico (VA). PRAY for ministry development in Guatemala and Cadet ministry in Ecuador, and for God to open doors for ministry opportunities in Columbia.

Prayer Cards for Deployed Service Members
If you would like a prayer card sent to your deployed service member please contact Bill Hunter at or 757-402-6384. I would also be happy to place the service member on the prayer list at church for inclusion in the weekly Prayers of the People.
The Chapel Chimes is distributed every Wednesday.
If you would like to submit an article to the Chapel Chimes email
please send an email to Ann Turner,,
with "CHIMES SUBMISSION" in the subject line.
Deadline is every Tuesday at 5 pm.