St. Ann Parish Staff


Fr. Ernest Bulinda


Secretary/Administrative Assistant

Renee Agius

Renee Agius grew up in Southeastern Michigan.  She moved to Virginia in 2004.  Renee and her husband have been members of St. Ann’s church since 2007.  They have two children and have been involved in many of the children’s ministries over the years.  Renee has a Bachelor degree in Art History Management from the University of Michigan and has numerous certifications in various forms of Fitness.  She has been a stay-at-home mom since 2010 reentering the workforce in July of 2016 as St. Ann’s Parish Secretary.

Pastoral Associate

Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson grew up in Northern Virginia where she was an active participant in music ministry and liturgy from an early age.  She graduated from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in Government and Religion and then embarked on what would be more than 25 years of ministry in high school education.  She earned a Master of Divinity from Yale University and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (concentration in Pastoral Leadership) from the Washington Theological Union.  She has served as a parish liturgist and cantor, been active in social justice ministries, and she has trained as a hospital chaplain.  She has a large extended family and her two favorite places in the world are the city of Jerusalem and Acadia National Park in Maine.

Social Ministry Coordinator

Bernadette Snyder

Bernadette (Berny) Snyder was baptized at St. Ann Church as an infant and grew up in the area.  She moved to Richmond after college and worked as a statistician for more than a decade.  Berny attended Loyola University Maryland while living in Richmond, earning her graduate degree in Pastoral Counseling.  Over the next several years, Berny did both clinical and academic counseling before settling into her position as Social Ministries Coordinator at St. Ann.  She has come full circle!  When she is not at work, Berny enjoys time with her family, nature and pet photography, and quilting.

Music Coordinator

Chris Lothamer

Chris Lothamer grew up on his families produce farm and retail market in Southern Michigan where attending church and developing a strong faith were foremost.  The youngest of 14 children, he has witnessed many family members receiving sacraments usually officiated by his oldest brother, a priest of the Lansing Diocese.  Chris has been involved in Music Ministry all his life, being a member of choir or church musician wherever he’s lived.  He most recently served as Music Coordinator at St Joseph, and St. James.  With a B.S. in Food Marketing from Western Michigan University he has continued to work in the food industry, has 3 wonderful children, and is very glad to be here.

Director of Religious Education
Linda Mingos

Linda Mingos was born and raised in Pottsville, PA. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Art Education from Mansfield University , a Masters Degree in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently working towards a Post-Graduate Certificate in Theology from Saint Leo University. Linda has worked for 30 years in community based services, as well as public education serving the needs of children and adults with exceptional needs.  Linda has been married for 32 years, and is the proud parent of two adult children. She and her family have been members of St. Ann Parish since 1989. In addition to her current position as the Coordinator of Elementary Christian Formation, Linda also enjoys facilitating a team that coordinates the annual Women’s Retreat which is held at St. Ann.  Linda enjoys quilting, reading, spending time with friends, and she enjoys the company of several rescue dogs and cats.

Director of Youth Ministry

Elise Chapman 

People always ask me “Where are you from?”  My standard response is that it depends on how you look at it!  I was born in Baumholder, Germany, daughter #1 of 4 (followed by a brother) into an Army family which meant that we physically have lived in many places, Georgia, Massachusetts, Germany and Virginia.  After Dad’s second tour in Germany we settled for good in Virginia which my Yankee parents say has the best of all worlds-4 clear seasons, mountains and oceans!  I also consider myself “from” Virginia Tech where I completed my undergraduate degree in Family and Child Development in 1984 and from Boston College where I completed my Master’s Degree in Religious Education in 2007. I love being “from” St. Ann Catholic Church where I am currently in my 20th year of being a Youth Minister. I am totally and completely “from” the Chapman family which include my husband, Chris and my son, Jamie.  They are my loves, my life line and my top priority in life!  When I’m not at work (like that ever happens). I love spending time with my nieces and nephews (all 16 1/2 of them) reading, traveling and of course hanging out on the baseball fields where Jamie is pitching!  God has blessed me with multitudes of memory making moments and opportunities to share my God Stories!  Being at St. Ann’s is certainly one of them.

Coordinator of Elementary Christian Formation

Silvana Lucero

Silvana was born and raised in Quito, capital of Ecuador, holds a bachelors’ degree in Accounting and Business Administration, came to the US in 2007 and lived in NJ for several years before settling down in VA in 2018.  She has two children who keep her active, one boy enrolled in the adventures of the Boy Scouts and one girl who loves to practice gymnastics and is also a member of the kids’ choir of this parish.  She has been a stay-at-home mom since 2014, volunteering and interacting with small children in different scenarios, while raising her own kids.  Joining the workforce again in 2021 once the Covid 19 restrictions have ended.  Enjoys family and friends gatherings, Hispanic and Portuguese restaurants and loves the change of the seasons in VA.

Business Manager

Melissa Pakurar


Melissa Pakurar comes from a military family. Growing up in Florida and moved to Atlanta in her mid teens. She moved to Virginia in 2010. She comes to us with over 15 years of banking experience and holds a degree in Computer Programming. She is married with three children and a Great Dane.


Lauren Torres​

Lauren Torres is a New Jersey native, who has served as an Air Force wife for 6 years before settling down in Virginia.  She studied Accounting and Business Administration at Berkeley College in New Jersey and comes to St Ann’s with finance experience from Drake Bakeries, Safilo USA, and her Administrative experience with Shaw E & I.  She is married to a firefighter and is mother of 2 very fine boys who keep her busy at Orchestra performances, school events and Boy Scouts.  When you can’t find Lauren in her craft space sewing, making jewelry or painting, then you’re sure to spot her with a cookbook in her hands.  Her most treasured moments are with her family, best spent at the beach or sitting around the fire making s’mores.