Our Leadership and Staff

Meet the Spiritual Team


Rev. Dwayne Varas


Dwayne was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He was ordained a priest in 2001 and has served as clergy at Sacred Heart Church in Tampa, St. Paul Church in Naples (FL), St. James Church in Ormond Beach, St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Thomasville (GA). Dwayne is "living his best life" giving TLC to his wife, Elizabeth, and his children, Isabel (9) and Emma (6).

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Randy Green

Senior Warden

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Nikole Powell

Preschool Director

Nikole has been with St. Elizabeth's Preschool serving on the Board before it WAS a preschool. With the help of the Preschool Advisory Committee she helped to bring the dream of a preschool to fruition in 2012. Within two years of St. E's first day, we went from 7 students to 56 students. We have proudly educated and enriched hundreds of students over the years.

Nikole went to The Ohio State University with a Major in Early Childhood Development and a Minor in Equine Sciences. She worked for John Hancock Financial Services selling Long Term Care products for many years before welcoming her first child, Luciana, in 2006. She moved to Richmond Hill in 2010 and had Angelina and Lincoln in 2009. Both Angelina and Lincoln are St. Elizabeth's Preschool Graduates!

Nikole continues to be the proud Director of St. Elizabeth's Preschool with her wonderful staff and teachers.


Melissa Gillenwater

Administrative Assistant

Melissa began working for St. Elizabeth's in 2020 and is an active member of the church. She has been married to her husband, Corey since 2011 and has two young boys, James and Luke.

Vestry Members

  • Randy Green, Senior Warden

  • Pat Barnett

  • Cleveland Beach

  • Sue Chapman, Secretary

  • Mary Jo Fayoyin

  • Carter Harvey, Junior Warden

  • Sarah Menard

  • Teresa Mullins, Treasurer