Rev. Martin John Bagay
The Reverend Martin John Bagay, father of Annie (23), John Bouldin (21), and Johanna (18) and husband of Katie, is now Interim Rector of Saint James and Saint George’s. Retired from All Saints, Warner Robins, GA., (2011) and ordained in our Church 40 years this December, Martin has served as a Navy and College Chaplain, in large city and small country churches. His last three Interims were in Louisiana, Birmingham and Montgomery, AL. Martin graduated from EDS in Cambridge, and has worked toward a D.MIN at Virginia Seminary. Father Bagay served as Chaplain at the College of William and Mary and a teacher there in World Religions while on the staff of Bruton Parish Church from 1990-99, as well as serving three years on Executive Council. He has several times trained in the Interim Ministry Network and The Leadership Institute (Rob Voyle, Director).
Amy Snyder Betit
Music Director of St. George’s Parish, and organist at St. George’s Church
Amy Snyder Betit is Music Director of St. George’s Parish, and organist at St. George’s Church, where she was organist and choir director from 2004-08. She has a B.A. in music (piano and composition) from Bennington College and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Santa Barbara. Until 1980 she was active as a concert composer and conductor, performing in the U.S. and Europe (Holland, England, Austria). She also appeared in concert and recordings as a “sopranino” singer. By 1980 she had written and performed works for orchestra, chamber ensemble and chorus, and received, that year, a National Endowment for the Arts grant to write a cantata for baritone and orchestra, titled “Sunspots and Incense” and premiered at the New Hampshire Music Festival. Amy teaches piano, strings and choir at Eastern Shore’s Own Arts Center in Belle Haven, where she has taught since September of 2012. She also plays violin in the Orchestra of the Eastern Shore.
Rev. Linda Carlson Scholer
Organist at St James
The Rev. Linda Scholer, is the organist for St. James Church. She has been an ordained Episcopal priest for 19 years. In 2008 she and her husband, Dr. Fred Scholer, moved from New Jersey to Chincoteague Island. In New Jersey, she served in a number of parishes, on the Diocesan Youth and Music/Liturgy Commissions. Linda conducted retreats for women, vestries on Envisioning and Appreciative Inquiry. Prior to ordination Linda was a clinical administrator and had a private psychotherapy practice spanning 28 years. From 2011–18, Linda served as organist and Director of Music for the Parishes of St. George’s. She founded the Schola Cantorum choral group, which is made up of professional and experienced vocalists from both congregations; specializing in Choral Compline. Linda also served as a supply priest when necessary. In 2016 she began the Artist’s Painting Guild.
Kendall Pearson Howard
Parish Administrative Assistant
Kendall Howard is the Parish Administrative Assistant, a paid part-time position, for St. George’s Parish. She lives with her husband Andrew and their daughter Abigail. She also works as an Office Assistant for a local contractor, and maintains the gardens and surrounding landscape for two local residents. Kendall has a Landscape Horticulture degree from Colorado State University. She has prior experience in sales, marketing, accounting, and customer service.
Hispanic Ministries Liaison to the Diocese of Southern Virginia (DIOSOVA)
Angélica is the Diocesan Missioner for Latino Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. She is also the Director of Dos Santos — which runs a food pantry, organic garden and tutoring program from St. George’s Episcopal Church. Dos Santos serves a sizable migrant farmworker and Latino immigrant community on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In her diocesan role, Garcia-Randle makes available resources and information for parishes and parish leaders drawn to establishing or cultivating Latino ministries. In her Dos Santos role she oversees the organization and administration of community services for the migrant farmworker and Latino community on the Eastern Shore. To contact Angélica, please email her at email@example.com.