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"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers.”
- Acts 2:42

 

The Reverend Scott D. Parnell, Rector

Scott hails from Charleston, SC.  In middle school, he was baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church, and a few years later first felt a call to ordained ministry.  He attended Furman University where he majored in Chemistry and Religion, as well as began his career in Youth Ministry.  After graduation, he moved to Corpus Christi, TX where he served as the Director of Youth Ministries at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Sent from the Diocese of West Texas, he earned his MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary, and was subsequently ordained.  From 2017 to 2020, he served as the Chaplain at Christchurch School and Priest-in-Charge of Vauter's Episcopal Church.  He was called to Ware Church as our 20th Rector, and began his time here on July 1, 2020.  His wife, Pilar, is also an Episcopal priest and serves at St. Stephen's in Heathsville.  They have a daughter, Charlene, who is one year old.  

Scott Parnell, Rector, rector@warechurch.org

 

                             

Ana

  Ana Barranco, Parish Administrator

 A native of Panama, Ana has been a Gloucester resident for the last 15 years.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance  from Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Catholic University in Panama.  Most of her professional experience   has been in banking, as well Real Estate and most recently she became a Patient Care Aide (PCA) which has  become her passion for the last 4 years, as a Caregiver for the elderly.  She is an active member of Church of St.  Therese where she volunteers for different ministries, including being in the choir and she leads the Art and Environment Ministry.  She enjoys her free time being at home with her dog Charlie and her recently rescued cat Mr. Roger. Baking, gardening and flower arrangement are some of her hobbies.  Back in her country she was a folk dancer and was member of the Ballet Folklorico Panameno Directed by the Professor Elisa de Cespedes.  Performing is another of her passions and she has been dancing and promoting her country through her performances in schools, churches, libraries, festivals, etc. around the Hampton Roads and Middle Peninsula areas.  Visits with her family back home and around the USA are her biggest joy. 

 Ana Barranco, Parish Administrator, office@warechurch.org

 

Sexton

Vincent Pryor of Pryor Cleaning Services is the Church Sexton with responsibility for the Church and parish house.