The Rev. Veronika Travis
Veronika is the shared rector of St. Martin's Church, Radnor and Christ Church, Ithan. She grew up in the Episcopal Church, where loving and faithful teachers and family members nurtured her sense of God's love. Preaching and encouraging the ministries of lay people are where she finds the most joy. She is excited to learn and grow with Christ Church and St. Martin's as the two communities work together in new ways out of a shared history. All are welcome as we join this new thing God is doing.
Pastor Veronika joined us from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA, where she served as Associate Rector overseeing the children’s and youth ministry, preaching, teaching and providing pastoral care. Before this, she was a Community Engagement Fellow with Virginia Theological Seminary working on environmental initiatives. As a lay minister, she worked with the Diocese of Vermont to improve communications and to support the ministry of all the baptized. Before seminary, Veronika owned and ran True Image Web Productions, which built and managed web sites and social media presences for churches and Episcopal ministries.
Veronika’s education includes a Master of Divinity with a concentration in New Mission Practices from Virginia Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature (French and English) from Smith College. Additional education includes Godly Play Foundation Core Training and a certificate in Theologies of Human Rights and Development with Foundation Cristosal, El Salvador.
When not at work, Veronika enjoys reading and spending time outdoors with her wife, Molly, and dog, Otto. A house rabbit, Bunnito, keeps them all entertained at home.
Maggie joined St. Martin's staff in August of 2014. She feels very valued in being able to put her technical abilities and social skills to good use in this role as Parish Administrator. She manages the weekly and seasonal publications, along with calendar maintenance, website updates, social media posts, and daily office routines. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer, spend time with her two grown daughters, workout, crochet, and care for her two dogs.
Deborah B. Parker
Director of Christian Formation
Deb started at St. Martin's in February of 2017 after moving from Ohio to join her husband, Steve. She brings extensive experience from both business and religious workplaces. Her love and dedication to children, youth, and adult Christian formation is evident in the activities she whole-heartedly implements.
Sherrill E. Rowland
Sherrill joined the St. Martin’s staff in 2016, after overseeing a large construction project and serving as interim Property Manager at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Prior to her serving on church staffs, Sherrill’s career was primarily focused on the operations side of firms offering retirement plan communications, recordkeeping and investment services.
St. Martin’s buildings and grounds have a great history: the first service in the Church was held on August 14, 1881; and portions of Bolingbroke, the estate house that houses a childcare facility on the top floors and event space on the first floor, date back to the early 1700’s. Sherrill finds having responsibility for the Church’s property a blessing with lots of challenges.
Director of Music Ministry
Emily has a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from Gettysburg College and a Master's in Collaborative Piano from Florida State University. She has been regularly playing and music directing in churches since 2013. She is excited to expand her experience with the liturgical worship service as well as begin to introduce new music and revitalize the music ministry by introducing new anthems, hymn-singing, and service music. She encourages singers and instrumentalists to join the music program and share in the fun.