The Episcopal Fund’s continued success depends solely on Chair volunteers from a variety of constituent groups. This leadership team gives countless hours of their time on behalf of Episcopal. Their vision to grow and make Episcopal a better School and experience for the students is reflected through their dedication and commitment. We thank our leadership for their contributions to the 2013-2014 Episcopal Fund Campaign.
David Hodges '90
The Episcopal Fund Campaign Chair
David Hodges '90 graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Business Administration and from Jacksonville University with a Masters of Business Administration. He served on the ESJ Alumni Board from 2002-2004 and currently serves on Episcopal’s Board of Trustees. David is President and CEO for Scott-McRae Group. He and his wife Cara have four children. Their son Clayton is in the Class of ’21.
Pamela and Chuck Wehde
Upper School Parent Chairs
Chuck and Pamela Wehde are proud that their son Bryce is a member of Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Class of 2018. This is their second year representing The Episcopal Fund and they have supported this campaign since Bryce entered Episcopal in seventh grade. Chuck and Pamela also serve as Parent Ambassadors for new families.
Janine and Rob Tollett
Middle School Parent Chairs
Robert and Janine Tollett are parents of Cole ’17 and Brooke ’19. Janine works for Lakeshore Management, Inc. as the Director of Operations/Sales and Rob works for Merrill Lynch Investments as a Financial Advisor. Janine serves as the Boosters Secretary and is an active member of the Parents’ Association. They have been new parent ambassadors for the past three years and have supported The Episcopal Fund since 2010. This is their third year involved with this campaign.
Diane and Brian Rose
Class of 2015 Parent Chairs
Brian and Diane Rose, parents of Taylor ’15 and Carter ’12, have been active participants in The Episcopal Fund since Carter began at ESJ in seventh grade. They have also been a Corporate Partner for the past two years on behalf of their company, Remedy Staffing, where Brian serves as President. Together they have served as members of the Corporate Partners Planning Committee as well as Episcopal Fund parent representatives. Diane is an active Boosters board member and currently serves as the treasurer.
Frances Poitevent Hutto ’88 and Mark Hutto
New Parent Chairs
Frances Poitevent Hutto ’88 and Mark Hutto are parents to Whit ’18 and Walker ’21. This is their second year representing The Episcopal Fund. They have been supporting The Episcopal Fund for many years and are proud to continue their support to benefit the students of ESJ. Frances is an active member of the Parents’ Association where she currently serves as the Parent Education Chair. She is a member of the Alumni Board and served as Chair of the 2014 All-Star Bash. Frances and Mark have been new parent ambassadors for the past two years.
Brenda and Tom Johnson
Brenda and Tom Johnson are the grandparents of Charlotte York ’17. They became involved at Episcopal when Charlotte enrolled in seventh grade by attending Grandparents’ Day, numerous special programs and activities and All Star Bash this past year. The Johnsons divide their time between Jacksonville and Chicago.
Baker Berg ’04
Alumni Eagle Society Chair
Baker Berg ’04 graduated from The University of the South in 2008 with a degree in American History. While at Episcopal, Baker was involved with rowing and was a member of the Honor Council. He is currently a member of the ESJ Alumni Board and is an Alumni Class Representative. Baker works for Coastal Construction Products.
Deena Bateh Wallace ’00 and Heather Halliburton Douglas ’94
Deena Bateh Wallace '00 graduated from Wofford College with a B.A. in Government and from Stetson University College of Law. Deena currently works as Claims Counsel for Fidelity National Title Group. While at Episcopal Deena played basketball and was VP of International Club. She has been a member of the Alumni Board since 2010 and is an Alumni Class Representative. Deena and her husband John Wallace ’00, also an Alumni Board Member, have one daughter.
Heather Halliburton Douglas ’94 graduated from University of Florida with a B.A. in sociology and a master’s degree in educational leadership. While at Episcopal, Heather was involved in cheerleading and fine arts. She has been a member of the Alumni Board since 2009 and is an Alumni Class Representative. Heather currently works part-time for the Parc Group. She and her husband Scott have one son, Hudson.
Lauren and Rick Seibler
Parent of Alumni Chairs
Lauren and Rick Seibler have been Episcopal Fund supporters since their sons J.M. ’07 and Mac ’10 started at Episcopal in 2000. They were members on the Journey to Greatness Capital Campaign committee, involved with The Episcopal Fund for many years and very connected with Boosters. While at Episcopal, both Mac and J.M. were involved in the rowing program.
Corporate Partners Chair
Ed Witt serves as this year’s chair for Episcopal’s Corporate Partners program. Ed is senior vice president of construction and a member of the Board of Directors at Miller Electric Company, a silver level Corporate Partner. He has worked for the company since 1990 after his graduation from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science. He and his wife, Rebecca, are the parents of Lexie ’16 and Witt ’19.
Faculty and Staff Chair
Lewis L. Ritter III has been a member of Episcopal’s faculty since 1990. During that time, he has taught all levels of physics and physical science classes, most recently concentrating on Honors and AP physics. Lew was also the head wrestling coach through 2012 during which time ESJ wrestlers won District, Regional and State Championships. He has been a recipient of the Davis Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Guardian Award. Lew and his wife Annette have three sons, Levi ’97, Jonah ’01 and Sam ’04, all of whom are Episcopal graduates.
ESJ is my second home,” Lew says. “My children and I have grown up here. Besides my own home, there is no other place I would rather spend my time.
Lew and Annette have been Episcopal Fund contributors for the past 17 years.