Meet Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Todd Wright

Pastor
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Todd was born in Munich, Germany while his dad was stationed there with the US Army, but Virginia is home.

He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in History/Latin American Studies.   He received his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary of Richmond, VA in 1992 and earned the Doctorate of Ministry degree through Columbia Theological Seminary in May 2010.

Todd is an outdoorsman enjoying swimming, kayaking, and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

Todd joined the ministry of Village Chapel in 2009.  He came to Charleston from Wrightsville Beach, NC with wife Maureen (Mo) and their children, Emily and Nate.

Rev. Dr. Amy S. W. Parker

Minister of Education and the Arts
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Amy has served Village Chapel since October 2002.  She is primary staff person for the educational ministries of the church. Her other duties include worship planning and leadership, social media, and assisting with visitation when the pastor is unavailable.    Amy is a Charleston, WV native, a graduate of Centre College of Kentucky (BA ’84), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv ’88), and Wesley Theological Seminary (DMin in Arts and Theology ’18). She was ordained a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA) by the Presbytery of West Virginia in 1999.  Amy and husband Don Parker are the parents of daughter Victoria (Tory).

Amy’s hobbies include painting, reading, and sewing.  She is serving as moderator of the Presbytery of West Virginia during 2018.

Carolyn Perrine

Director of Music

The longest-serving member of the current staff of Village Chapel is the musician Carolyn Perrine: she became the church organist in January 1978. When the volunteer choir director retired, Carolyn assumed complete responsibility for the music program, including providing service music, music selection, and directing the choir. Her training includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Muskingum College, a Master of Arts in Music Education and Organ from Catholic University in Washington, DC, and ORFF Schulwerk Level 3 Certification from the University of Kentucky. She is retired from being a music educator in Kanawha County Schools where she was responsible for creating and leading the magnet school program for music at the elementary level, and is a past Dean of the Kanawha Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

We celebrated Carolyn’s 40 years at Village Chapel on January 28, 2018.

Mary Howard

Administrative Assistant

Mary joined the Village Chapel staff on January 1, 2017.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and has worked in education and in the medical field. She loves the outdoors and loves trying to cook new recipes, as well as enjoying the arts — painting, crafts, music, and theater.  She also has two dogs, Ringo and Star, who keep her entertained!

 

Dionne Canterbury

Children's Choir Director

Dionne Canterbury directs the Close Encounters Children’s Choir.