Mason Lecky became Headmaster of St. Christopher's School in 2016. Before returning to his hometown of Richmond, Mason served St. Albans School in Washington, DC, as a teacher, coach, and administrator. From 2009 to 2016, Mason was the Head of School at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in New Orleans. A 2014 Columbia University Klingenstein Fellow, Mason holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in education from Harvard University. He has served on the Board of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools, as Chair of the Elementary Accreditation Committee for the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, and as Vice President of the Louisiana Association of Independent Schools. Mason presently serves as a Trustee for the International Boys' Schools Coalition, is a member of the Richmond Board of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, and enjoys coaching youth basketball. Mason and his wife, Megan, have two sons and one daughter.
Jane Garnet Brown, Director of Development
In 2019, Jane Garnet Brown joined St. Christopher’s School as the Director of Development. Most recently Jane Garnet worked at the MCV Foundation, where she was the Director of Gift Planning. Prior to that, Jane Garnet served as the Director of Capital Giving at the Nightingale-Bamford School, an independent, all-girls K-12 school in New York City, and before that as the Associate Director of Gift Planning at Columbia University. Jane Garnet began her fundraising career at Episcopal High School in Alexandria as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving. Jane Garnet earned her undergraduate degree in history at Davidson College and holds masters degrees from Columbia University in fundraising management and from Campbell University in trust and wealth management. Jane Garnet and her husband, Tyler Brown ‘01, have two young sons.
Ed Cowell, Director of Community and Inclusion
Ed Cowell joined St. Christopher’s School in 2019 as the Director of Community and Inclusion. Ed has over 25 years of teaching and leadership experience, including five years as headmaster at the Salisbury School, a K-12 independent school in Maryland; and 15 years as a dean of students, chief diversity officer, and director of multicultural affairs at Salisbury University, Bucknell University, and the College of William and Mary, respectively. Ed earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Virginia Wesleyan College, a master of education administration degree from VCU, and has completed additional graduate work in education policy, planning, and leadership from William and Mary.
Hiram Cuevas, Director of Academic Technology
Hiram Cuevas joined St. Christopher’s in 1991 as a middle school science teacher, advisor, and coach. During his tenure, he also served as the Middle School Technology Coordinator and as the Director of Summer Programs from 2002 to 2005. In 2006, Hiram managed the deployment of SaintsNet, the school’s first JK-12 student information system. Hiram was also instrumental in getting St. Christopher's School recognized as the Spotlight School at the Lausanne Learning Conference in 2015. He is currently the Director of Academic Technology and holds the Charles S. Luck II ‘51 Chair of Academic Technology. Hiram holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the College of William and Mary and is a member of the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
Janine Davila, Director of Auxiliary Operations
Janine Davila joined St. Christopher’s in 2016 and is the Director of Auxiliary Operations. Janine's role includes overseeing summer programs, the bookstore, facility rentals, the dining program including the Saints' Café, and private academic and music tutors. Previously, Janine founded J9 Marketing Solutions, an event planning and marketing company for local nonprofits. She was also the marketing director of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden where she initiated the music series “Groovin’ in the Garden” and helped create the GardenFest of Lights. Janine earned her bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Sharon Dion, Director of Communications
Sharon Dion joined St. Christopher’s in 2018. Sharon’s role encompasses strategic planning and execution of communications and marketing for the school. Prior to St. Christopher’s, Sharon was a Director of Brand Strategy at Capital One where she held a variety of marketing and communications leadership positions during her tenure. She was also an Account Supervisor at The Martin Agency for over seven years. Sharon holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Richmond. She and her husband, Chris, have three children – two current Saints and one little soon-to-be Saint.
Whitney Edwards, Upper School Chaplain
The Reverend Whitney Edwards joined St. Christopher’s in 2016 as Upper School Chaplain. Whitney possesses experience in education and service work through Episcopal churches around the country and through missionary work in Panama. Most recently Whitney served as Rector at Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Westport, Connecticut, and brings with her a passion for nurturing young people and their families. A graduate of St. Catherine’s, Whitney is fluent in Spanish and holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Religion from University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Yale Divinity School.
Mark Gentry, Director of Facilities
Mark Gentry joined St. Christophers in 2017 as the Director of Facilities. Mark has over 16 years of independent school facilities-oversight experience. He also served as the Lead Engineer for Bon Secours Stuart Circle Hospital from 1995 to 2001, as well as the Lead Mechanic and Foreman of Commercial Mechanical from 1986 to 1995. Mark's many technical credentials include licensing and certification in plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, and other facilities-management fields.
Karen Glasco, Executive Assistant to the Headmaster
Karen Glasco joined St. Christopher’s in 2011. In addition to supporting the Head of School, Karen works with the School’s Board of Governors, the Administrative Team, the Crisis Management Team, and the VAIS Accreditation Committee, among other responsibilities. She assisted the Head of School Search Committee and served on the Internal Transition Committee for the new Head of School. Prior to coming to St. Christopher’s, Karen served as Executive Assistant to the Episcopal Bishop of Virginia from 1984 until 2009. Prior to that, she worked for the State of Virginia House of Delegates. Karen earned her certificate in paralegal studies from the University of Richmond.
Benita Griffin, Head of Lower School
In 2018, Benita Griffin joined St. Christopher’s as the Head of Lower School. Being in love with education for over half her life, Benita’s journey has been in Episcopal, Catholic, progressive, public and single-gender schools where she was a teacher for 16 years and an administrator for 10 years. She believes in empowering students and teachers to lead from the heart and pursue their passions. Her educational background includes a B.A. in English from Hunter College and an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts. She also holds a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution and Peaceable Schools from Lesley University.
Kim Hudson, Director of the Center for the Study of Boys
Kim Hudson joined St. Christopher’s in 2006 as an Upper School Academic Resource teacher. She was named Director of the Center for the Study of Boys when the center launched in 2014. Kim works to promote best practices in engaging and teaching boys through research, professional development, and programming. She also serves as a faculty advisor to the Peer Advisor Program and as a member of the Community Assistance Team and the Upper School Guidance Committee. Previously, Kim worked as an elementary special education teacher in Hanover County, a graduate assistant and course instructor at UVA’s Curry School of Education, and an adjunct professor for the VCU School of Education. Kim holds bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from University of Virginia. Kim is a recipient of the Andrew Jackson Bolling III Faculty Award and the Armstrong-Jennings Award. Kim holds the Chair of Distinguished Teaching and Collaborative Research.
Warren Hunter, Head of Middle School
Warren Hunter began his career at St. Christopher’s in 2006 serving as a kindergarten aide. During his tenure, he has served as a middle school history teacher, a 7th grade Forum teacher, a 9th grade health teacher, a summer camp counselor, and has coached football, basketball, and baseball. While serving as Director of Middle School Student Life in 2016, Warren assumed the role of Interim Head of Middle School and was named Head of Middle School later that year. Warren received a bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University, a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a doctoral degree from the College of William and Mary.
Hamill Jones '00, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
After graduating from St. Christopher's in 2000, Hamill Jones joined the St. Christopher's faculty in 2006 as an Upper School History teacher and coach. During his time at St. Christopher's, Hamill has served as an advisor, a grade level chair, an admissions ambassador, and he is the Head Coach of the Varsity Basketball Team. In 2004, Hamill graduated from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in History and Journalism, and he was a three-year captain of the basketball team. In 2011, Hamill earned an MLA from the University of Richmond.
Jim Jump, Upper School Academic Dean and Director of College Counseling
Jim Jump, Academic Dean and Director of College Counseling, has served St. Christopher’s since 1990, after having previously been an admissions officer, professor, and coach at the college level. He is a Past President of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (the professional organization for college admissions officers and secondary school counselors). Jim’s expertise makes him a sought-after source for the media, having been interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and quoted on the front page of the New York Times and in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Jim teaches Public Speaking in the Upper School, coaches varsity baseball and is Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach. He received a bachelor's degree from Randolph-Macon College and a master's degree from the University of Delaware.
Sarah Mansfield, Assistant Head of School
In 2012, Sarah Mansfield joined St. Christopher’s as Assistant Head of School. She works with cross-divisional groups of administrators, faculty, and staff members on curricular initiatives, professional development, and all-school programming. Recently named a 2019 TED-Ed Innovative Educator, Sarah attended the TED Summit in Edinburgh, Scotland where she also delivered a TED Talk. Before joining St. Christopher's, Sarah served as founding director of Chesterfield County's Center for Leadership and International Relations, taught English at New Kent, Monacan, and James River high schools, and created James River’s Teachers for Tomorrow Program. Sarah earned her bachelor’s in English, her master’s in teaching, and her doctorate in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.
MARYN MASSELL, DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING & BUSINESS MANAGER
Maryn Massell joined St. Christopher’s as Director of Accounting & Business Manager in 2019. Maryn oversees our Business Office, leading the accounting and daily business operations of both the School and the Foundation. She also works closely with our CFO, David Reynolds, and our Boards and committees on strategic financial initiatives. Maryn started her career as an audit manager with KPMG LLP, then served as an accounting manager for Markel Corporation. She comes to St. Christopher’s most recently from Collegiate School, where she held a senior accounting role. Maryn is a graduate of James Madison University and is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Abbey Moring, Director of Extended Day
Abbey Moring joined St. Christopher’s Extended Day in 2014 and was named Director of Extended Day in 2017. Previously, Abbey worked as a 1st grade and pre-school teacher and also as a private tutor in Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado. An alumna of St. Catherine's School, Abbey earned her B.A. in English from the University of Colorado and her licensure in elementary education from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.
Ren O’Ferrall ‘85, Director of Athletics
After graduating from St. Christopher’s in 1985, Ren attended Virginia Military Institute, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Economics. He later earned a graduate degree in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ren returned to St. Christopher’s in 1994 as a member of the Lower School Physical Education Department. He has served in numerous capacities during his tenure, including being a three-sport coach for more than 20 years, the Director of Summer Programs and Assistant Athletic Director. A recipient of the Petey Jacobs Award for Coaching Excellence, Ren was named Director of Athletics in 2015.
David Reynolds, CFO
David Reynolds has served as CFO at St. Christopher’s since 2009. Prior to joining the School, David was employed with SunTrust Bank and its predecessors in Richmond for nearly 25 years in various commercial banking, credit administration, private wealth management and retail positions. David received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of William & Mary and a master’s degree in finance from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Tony Szymendera, Head of Upper School
An English major at Haverford College, Tony Szymendera joined St. Christopher’s in 1986 as an Upper School English teacher and coach. During his early years at the school, Tony served as Director of Student Activities, Dean of Students, and Director of Upper School while also teaching English and history and coaching football, basketball, and baseball. He has been recognized with the Armstrong Jennings Faculty Prize for the development of student leadership as well as the Albert “Petey” Jacobs Award for excellence in coaching. The varsity baseball head coach since 1988, Tony has led teams to numerous Prep League and VISAA state titles as well as regional and national rankings. Along the way he has collected league and state coach of the year honors as well. Tony earned his Masters in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the proud father of a St. Christopher's graduate and two alumnae of St. Catherine’s School where his wife teaches math in the upper school.
Andy Taibl, Associate Director of Athletics and Leadership Programming
In 2016, Andy Taibl joined St. Christopher’s as Associate Director of Athletics and Leadership Programming. Andy spent 13 years at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA, where he served as Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs, Associate Dean of Students, Director of Athletics, teacher, and coach. Andy holds an undergraduate degree in history with a minor in philosophy from Washington College where he was co-captain of the 1998 NCAA Division III Lacrosse Championship team.
Ann Vanichkachorn, Director of Health Services
Ann Vanichkachorn joined St Christopher's School in 2013 as the Director of Health Services after many years of clinical practice in the specialty of OB/GYN. After obtaining her OB/ GYN residency at Pennsylvania Hospital/ University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, Ann founded South Hill Women's Health Associates and delivered OB care to several underserved counties in rural Virginia. In 2004, Ann joined Virginia Women's Center in Richmond until she retired from clinical medicine to focus on family needs. At present, her focus is to bring health and wellness to the school in ways such that learning can be maximized across all divisions. Driven by best practices and validated data, Ann hopes to explore novel ways to best serve our school community. Ann received an undergraduate degree in East Asian Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and a medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Davis Wrinkle ‘81, Director of Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving
A graduate of St. Christopher’s, Davis Wrinkle returned to St. Christopher’s in 1995 as Director of Alumni and Annual Giving. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College, Davis worked in the Trust Department at Crestar Bank and helped launch a successful residential construction company. Davis has served as an Upper School advisor and has coached JV and 8th grade baseball.