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Our Staff

 

PASSION. HISTORY. DEDICATION.

Our team is passionate about what they do. Each of the dedicated staff here at St. Luke’s plays an important role that is integral to the success of our team.

– Todd Ballance, Executive Director

Todd Ballance

Todd Ballance

Executive Director

tballance@stlukesmuseum.org

Todd is a passionate cultural resource manager bringing decades of experience in the living history and museum field to St. Luke’s.

Kymberly Cardullo

Kymberly Cardullo

Executive Assistant

kcardullo@stlukesmuseum.org

Her coworkers often describe her as a “museum nerd.” She is passionate about many aspects of history including Art History, Religious Studies, and Critical Race Theory. She is far more passionate about her family, whose youngest members can be found volunteering at St. Luke’s on their days off from school.

John Ericson

John Ericson

Education Coordinator

jericson@stlukesmuseum.org

When he is not fishing, John can be found at his day job as Pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church or at St. Luke’s giving tours. For John, the best part of his job is helping visitors form a new perspective, inspiring them to become more responsible citizens in order to form that “more perfect union.”

Fred Hodges

Fred Hodges

Sales and Services Manager

fhodges@stlukesmuseum.org

Before taking on his current position as Sales and Services Manager, Fred spent nearly three years working as a Museum Interpreter. He enjoys interacting with the public and is passionate about justice issues. He also plays the saxophone and has seen the Grateful Dead in concert 19 times.

Emily Ruble

Emily Ruble

Development Coordinator

Emily has always been fascinated by early American history and believes cultural institutions like St. Luke’s are an integral part of our communities. As the Development Coordinator, Emily enjoys meeting and developing relationships with all of St. Luke’s invested donors and learning why they are passionate about the site. When not working, Emily enjoys trying new restaurants, watching movies, and spending time outside with her husband and dog.

Oneita Ericson

Oneita Ericson

Office Assistant

Oneita is a native of Isle of Wight County. She is a graduate of Kecoughtan High School in Hampton VA. She studied Chemistry at Roanoke College. Oneita is married to John Ericson, our Education Coordinator. They are the parents of three sons, Matthew, Thomas and James. 

Gloria LaBoone

Gloria LaBoone

Assistant Gift Shop Manager

Gloria was encouraged to volunteer at St. Luke’s by a close friend. That was over 10 years ago! Gloria especially enjoys working during the special events here at St. Luke’s. When she is not on the clock as the
Assistant Gift Shop Manager, she volunteers her time at Chippokes Plantation State Park.

Randy Goodwin

Randy Goodwin

Senior Grounds Technician

rgoodwin@stlukesmuseum.org

As St. Luke’s Veteran Grounds Technician of 15 years, Randy loves working outdoors. Heritage Day was one of his favorite events, when people would visit and comment on how beautiful the grounds were. Randy enjoys spending time with family, and loves to go salt-water fishing.

David Yacklon

David Yacklon

Junior Groundskeeper

David enjoys working outside and is passionate about making the grounds look great. When he is not working at St. Luke’s David enjoys fishing and metal detecting. 

Leslie Dunaway

Leslie Dunaway

Museum Educator

For 37 years, Leslie traveled the world as a flight attendant. She has been to every continent except Antarctica! Naturally, she enjoys meeting and talking with visitors, learning more about where they are from and teaching them about St. Luke’s rich history.

Thomas Fosdick

Thomas Fosdick

Museum Educator

Thomas Fosdick is an avid musician who enjoys the outdoors, friends and family, and reading.  He graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in American Studies and Political Science. As a Museum Educator, Thomas enjoys every opportunity to discuss the belief systems that drive history and historical narrative.

Nicole Lichty

Nicole Lichty

Museum Educator

nlichty@stlukesmuseum.org

As a 6th grade teacher, Nicole is passionate about learning. She is always expanding her knowledge by learning something new. She enjoys researching and telling the stories of those who are buried in our Ancient Cemetery, and her favorite event is the Twilight Cemetery Tours.

Theresa James

Theresa James

Gatekeeper

Theresa (Teri) considers herself an “Earthy” person and enjoys the serenity of St. Luke’s cemetery and grounds. Teri cherishes her family and loves to watch her grandchildren grow up. She also enjoys interior decorating and is currently remodeling her bathroom.

Rachel Popp

Rachel Popp

Cemetery Preservationist

Rachel enjoys hiking, caving, and spending time with her family. One of her favorite projects are the Cemetery Preservation Workshops. She fell in love with the site and Public History while doing research for a class at CNU. “I think St. Luke’s will do that to you. There is something extra special about this site.”

Staff are accessible by phone by calling (757) 357-3367.

 You will then be directed to your party.

The “Shop at The Old Brick Church” maintains an account at giftshop@stlukesmuseum.org.

The museum maintains a general email account at contact@stlukesmuseum.org.