Sharon Nye has been a lifelong member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, and joined the ELNS Board of Directors as the Treasurer in 2015. Sharon earned her Bachelor of Social Work from North Carolina State University and will graduate with her MBA from VCU in Summer 2017. In addition to school Sharon works as a program evaluator at a local human services non-profit organization.
ELNS Board of Directors
Epiphany Lutheran Nursery School is governed by a board of directors as appointed and approved by the Congregational Council of Epiphany Lutheran Church. The Board currently meets a few times a year as needed, usually on the 1st Monday of the month in September, November, February and May. They may meet at other times as needed as well. Members of the Board for the 2016-2017 school year are:
Dyan Troxel – Chairperson
Dyan Troxel is an Assistant Director at the United Network for Organ Sharing in Richmond, VA. She has a Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a Specialization in Education from Walden University. Dyan is a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church and serves as the Chair. She is married with two grown children.
Sharon Nye – Treasurer
Chris Crouch – Secretary
Chris is a retired school librarian with a Master’s Degree in Library Science. She subs in school libraries in Henrico County because she enjoys sharing a love of reading with kids of all ages. As a member of Epiphany she enjoys being a lay assistant, co-chairing the garden committee, and the quilting ministry. In her spare time (what is that?) she enjoys reading, quilting, road trips with her husband, and fulfilling a challenge with a sister to hike as much of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia as we can!
Frances Caruso is an Associate Attorney with ThompsonMcMullan, P.C focusing on civil litigation. Frances is an alumnus of Vanderbilt University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in psychology and sociology. She then attended the University of Richmond School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor and was a member of the Law Review. Frances and her husband moved to Richmond in 2012 and are both members of Epiphany Lutheran Church.
Sue Sparks is a Regional Director for Catapult Learning, a National provider of educationally related services. Sue has a Masters Degree in Education. Sue and her husband have two adult children. They have been members of Epiphany Lutheran Church for over 20 years.
Jenny Zubey – Parent Representative
Jenny Zubey spends most of her time staying at home with her two daughters( both ELNS students) and working part-time as a marketing assistant. Jenny and husband have been members of Epiphany Lutheran Church since Spring 2015. In her spare time she likes to host parties, travel to Europe, bake, and do anything outside (power boating, running, biking, kayaking, gardening, and hiking).
Jason Roma – Parent Representative
Jason Roma currently has two young sons, one currently at Epiphany and one Epiphany alum. He works as a web developer. Jason serves on the board in one of two parent member roles but he and his wife are also members of Epiphany Lutheran Church. In his spare time he likes to go camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, and most anything outdoors.
Jessica Hendricks – School Director
Jessica serves as an ex-officio member of the ELNS Board of Directors. She has worked in preschools since 2006. Jessica received her undergraduate degree in communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in non-profit organizations from Virginia Tech. She also has a certification in early childhood education from John Tyler Community College. She and her husband, Jason, have two sons, Garrett and Aiden.
Pastor Phillip Martin
I was called to serve as Senior Pastor at Epiphany in January, 2014. Prior to this call as senior pastor, I served as the Associate Pastor at Epiphany for five years. Prior to that, I was the pastor of Emanuel’s Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh (Bellevue), PA. I am married to Melinda, and we have two daughters and a son. As Senior Pastor, I coordinate the staff and work with most areas of the congregation’s ministry, including worship, finance, stewardship, and confirmation ministry. I have experience in youth and family ministry, specifically in the area of community service. I blog my sermons (and occasionally poetry) at www.saidanotherway.org. In my spare time I like to be outside or in the kitchen, especially when my family joins me. I listen to a lot of U2 and bluegrass music. I like to bake bread and am an avid birder. If you’d like to go birding around Richmond sometime, let me know!