Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Bauer has extensive experience as an interim rector, parish priest, counselor and educator. He has served parishes in Maryland, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and the Bahamas. He was a counselor and teacher at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. and headmaster of Grace & Peter’s School in Baltimore. In addition, he taught ethics and psychology courses at the College of William and Mary and has counseled students in Baltimore public high schools and middle schools. He’s also worked at Safe Harbor Christian Counseling, LLC and spent time as a family life counselor for Magellan Corporation, serving military bases at Fort Meade, Maryland (serving also as a chaplain) and in D.C.
Dr. Bauer holds a bachelor of art degree from Yale University, a master’s degree in Religious Sociology and Urban Studies from Yale, and a doctorate in Developmental Psychology and Moral Education from Harvard University. He also holds a certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University. He studied at the General Theological Seminary in New York City and was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in Maryland in 1961.
Wendy grew up in Midlothian. She and her husband, Chris, were married at Manakin in 1994 and live in Powhatan County. They have three boys: Kyle, Daniel and Michael. Wendy has been the Parish Administrator at Manakin since 1992. In her spare time, she enjoys being a wife and mother; participating in outdoor activities, including gardening and yard work; spending time with family; and fishing on the James River.
Rita Gulliksen graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a degree in piano performance. She also majored in organ and studied voice. She earned a Master of Music degree from VCU in piano performance. Rita also studied Church Music and Organ at Shenandoah University and at the Pontifical Institute of Music, Rome, Italy.
Rita began teaching piano in Richmond when she was 15-years old, and she continues to maintain a small piano studio in the city. She has taught general music and choir in the county school system and chorus at VCU and has held minister of music positions at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and St. Benedict Church. She is currently organist and choir director at Manakin Episcopal Church.
Rita is a national certified piano judge and a member of the Music Teachers National Association, The American Guild of Piano Teachers, the American Guild of Organists, Delta Omicron and the Leschetizky Society.
In addition to her music activities, Rita enjoys growing orchids, sailing and playing golf. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. She lives in Richmond with her husband and her Siamese cat.
Interim Christian Formation Director
Roy McLeod – Senior Warden
Holly Walker – Junior Warden & Communications Committee Liaison
Becky Aldred – Christian Formation Committee Chair & Liaison
Charles Beorn – Outreach Committee Liaison
Coleman Brydon – Worship Committee Liaison
Robert King – Buildings & Grounds Committee Liaison
Gunnar Kohlbeck – Pastoral Care Committee Liaison
Sharon LaLiberte – Parish Life Chair & Liaison
Tina Schepker – Membership Committee Liaison
Randy Blunt – Treasurer
Assistant Treasurers – Beth Norton, Jim Walsh & Paul Winslow
Tina Schepker – Register