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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).


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. 


Jennie Corrales

Administrative Assistant

Jennie moved to Richmond Hill in January of 2022 with her family, as her husband David is stationed at Ft Stewart. Jennie grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised Catholic. She joyfully joined the Episcopal Church in 2016.  Jennie graduated from College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a degree in communications,  and has worked for many years as an office administrator. She joined St. Elizabeth's in May of 2022, and is an active member.

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Elena Berruti


Elena was born and raised in Northern Italy, got married in Italy, moved to France, and then to the United States. 
Elena is happily married to Chris Auclair and they have six children. Her main job is Financial Site Controller of BASF Corporation located in Savannah. She recently accepted the position of bookkeeper at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church. She loves languages and speaks four: Spanish, Italian, French and English. She enjoys cooking, living on the water, paddle boarding, and jet skiing.

Vestry Members​​

  • Erich Gipson

  • MaryBeth Hibbs

  • Teresa Mullins, Treasurer

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