• Father Buchanan joined the Galilee team in 2009. At a young age he felt called to ordained ministry, and after completing his undergraduate degree at Sewanee and a year studying classical bagpipe music in Scotland, he then completed his M.Div. at Trinity Seminary, was ordained in 1997 and served for 12 years in Connecticut. While in Connecticut he completed an STM at Yale in historical theology, and is nearing completion of a D.Min. at The University of the South. He is a fifth-generation Californian and is married to Dr. Dana Buchanan, an internist and pediatric physician. Together they have three children: Rachael, Luke and Andrew. In his free time he plays bagpipes and reads..

  • Nigel has been involved in the healing ministry since 1991. He has been the director and founder of two healing centers, The Oratory of the Little Way in Connecticut (1996-2004) and one in upstate New York. (2004-2013). Ordained in 2005, Fr. Nigel is an author, International speaker and founder of By His Wounds, Inc. A ministry, committed to restoring the healing gifts of Jesus Christ. Born & educated in England, he served in the Royal Marine Commandos for 7 years, and for the last two years was a Drill Instructor at the Commando Training Center. A great deal of his ministry is the Welcome Home Initiative, reaching out to all veterans suffering in from post-traumatic stress or moral injury.  Nigel travels throughout the United States, Canada, England, and Sweden teaching on the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ, and leading retreats for veterans who suffer in silence with Post Trauma Stress. Central to his ministry are the words of Jesus: Preach the Kingdom and heal the sick. (Luke 9:2)

  • Rosser and I returned to the beach ten years ago having spent twenty-two years together in the military and living and working in Northern Virginia. We’ve been stationed in Germany and traveled all over the world. A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, I also completed Studies in Aging for Gerontology Employees at George Mason University, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and Spirituality and Healing in Medicine, Harvard Medical School. I am a trained mediator. After graduating from the seminary, I served two parishes in Northern Virginia and Director of Chaplaincy and Hospice Chaplain at the Goodwin House Retirement Community. I have had the pleasure of serving six churches in this diocese, four as interim rector, also Dean of Convocation 2 (Virginia Beach), on the Board of Chanco, the Diocesan Executive Board, and the Ecclesiastic Court. I am a member of the Board of the Colonial Dames in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In my spare time I enjoy antiquing (junk shops), early morning walks with Rosser and our dog, Laika, and staying in touch with our three children: Myra Hope with Molly in Massachusetts, Foye in Norfolk, and Max with Kasia in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Born in New York, Henry was raised in Puerto Rico in a loving Christian family. After college he fulfilled a childhood dream by joining the U.S. Navy where he served for 28 years to include a short period in the White House and completion of his MBA. His professional development has included Executive Training at Duke University, George Washington University and Carnegie Mellon as an executive with Lockheed-Martin. Most recently he was a management consultant for multiple defense companies as well as private and non-profit corporations. He has regularly served on mission trips to Nicarauga and locally to migrant camps on the Eastern Shore. Henry serves on the Board of Directors of a local community services board. He is married and has been blessed with two daughters and a granddaughter whom he enjoys immensely.

  • Meghan is the director of Galilee Montessori and holds a BS in Biology from the College of William & Mary. She received her Lower Elementary Montessori training from the Montessori Teacher Education Center in San Francisco, California. She is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the International Montessori Council (IMS). Meghan, her husband Mark, and their three children live in Virginia Beach and enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.

  • Lillie grew up in the Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated from Sweet Briar College with a B.A. in Studio Art and a NK-6th grade teaching certification. Her love and passion for teaching children started many summers ago at Camp Seafarer in North Carolina, where she served as a counselor for 5 years, after attending as a camper. Lillie loved teaching elementary school as it allowed her to combine her background in the arts and education to share her love of learning with children. Once she became a mother, she continued to fulfill her passion for children by spending hours volunteering, mentoring and tutoring to youth. Lillie started attending Galilee with her family in 2009. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Rick, and their two daughters, Virginia Ames and Claudia. She is active in her community and volunteers frequently at her children’s schools, Norfolk Academy and Kingston Elementary. In her spare time, she likes reading, crafting, spending time with family and paddle boarding with friends. 

  • Marty has worked with and around youth since college and is really excited about the opportunity to get to be a part of encouraging, challenging, and walking with the youth at Galilee. Marty graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Business. He went on to be the Sports Director for a large Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma and then moving to North Africa to do community development. Marty will soon marry his fiance Perry who both have a passion for God, youth, and global community. Marty really enjoys sports especially soccer, surfing, tennis, and ultimate Frisbee. 

  • Jaime grew up in upstate New York until she was 14. At that time, her family made the move south to Virginia Beach. A few weeks after the move, Jaime started at Frank W. Cox. In high school, Jaime was involved in soccer, lacrosse, and Young Life. After graduating from Cox in 2007, she attended JMU to study education and completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degree. She then planned to begin teaching locally that coming fall, but little did she know that God was calling her to go abroad. For the last 3 years, Jaime has been teaching English and doing ministry with college students in northeast China. While in China, she spent her time learning about the people, language, and culture. She enjoyed building relationships with her students and using every opportunity to share God’s love with them.

  • Ruth and her husband, David, and their two girls Stewart (16) and Kate (14) came to worship at Galilee in 2010 from North Carolina. David works with Damuth Trane. Ruth went to Campbell University and Graduated with a BA in Religion/ Youth Ministry '91. She worked with Fellowship Of Christian Athletes and a Director of after school and summer Day camp at Asbury UMC in Raleigh. She has been an active wife, mother and volunteer in her community and church. Ruth enjoys watching her girls play sports and she enjoys running and tennis.

  • Born in Argentina, Gustavo was raised in a Christian family and grew up in the New Apostolic Church. In addition to being active in the NAC he served as organist for the Basilica of "Sacred Heart" in Buenos Aires. Recent experience in the United States includes serving as the Music Director at Immaculate Conception and Saint Casimir in Connecticut and at Covenant Community Church in Indianapolis. Gustavo obtained his Bachelor’s degree in organ performance at Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, Connecticut) and a Master’s degree at Indiana University under the guidance of Dr Christopher Young. He also completed a “Performance Diploma” in organ with Dr. Young, and looks forward to many years at Galilee.

  • Rob grew up in Hong Kong, graduated high school in New Jersey, received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Oral Roberts University, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law. Shortly after graduating law school he joined a rock band that became an EMI Records recording artist (Tooth and Nail/Capitol Records) that recorded and toured nationally as well as internationally. He was actively involved in the worship arts at churches he attended during his high school, college, and law school years and is happy to be leading the worship ministry at Galilee for the 9 a.m. contemporary service.