Cary Anderson

Having grown up on a farm in North Garden, Cary is very happy to be back in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. She returned to Charlottesville to help her elderly parents after being away for 40 years, during which she attended college and graduate school, got married and...

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Michelle Ryan

I am happy to be joining your church team as a nursery attendant. I have been working with children for 20 years! I have an early childhood education and human service degree. I am a graduate of Old Dominion University. My greatest accomplishment is my two children. Chad is almost...

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Tom Hecmanczuk

Tom has been a member of St Mark since he and his family moved to Charlottesville in 2000, transferring from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Jersey. He is a life-long Lutheran and this is his second round of serving on Council. During his previous term, he served in several...

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Carla Moody

With thirty years of experience in early childhood education, Carla is well known in the Charlottesville community as a passionate and dedicated master teacher. Since earning her degree in early childhood education from the University of Northern Colorado, Carla has successfully managed childcare centers in Texas, Colorado and Virginia. Her career...

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Ariana Willis

Ariana is currently working on her masters in English while working in the office as Office Manager and Communications Director. She is originally from Arlington, Virginia and attended Radford University for her undergraduate degree, also in English. Outside of classes and working, Ariana enjoys reading, baking, and spending quality time...

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Kristi Van Doorn

Kristi says “It is a joy and privilege for these past 25 years to serve St. Mark Lutheran Church as the Organist, Choir Director, and Director of Music Ministry. I love the music of the church and its long history and I delight in the reading and study of scripture...

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Pastor Viktoria Parvin

Vikt√≥ria H. Parvin was born in Communist-controlled Hungary when Christianity was still strongly discouraged by the government. Her parents were not religious because it would have negatively affected their family’s access to employment and education. But her grandmother, who was a history teacher with a broader view of Hungary’s past,...

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