IT, BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
Learn more about Barry
Barry was born and raised outside Chicago, Illinois, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology from Southern Illinois University.
His grandparents purchased a place in Gulf Gate in the late 60’s so his second home has always been Sarasota. After college, he relocated to Research Triangle Park, NC to begin a 30-year Telecommunications and IT professional career working primarily in software design development and Project Management while raising a daughter and son in North Carolina. He now has three grandsons 5 years and under.
Barry has over 14 years of Audio, Video, and Lighting experience working for three different Churches. He also applied his craftsman skills in designing and constructing various stage backdrops. He has always enjoyed working with his hands creating and fixing things, whether plumbing, electrical, carpentry, landscaping, etc.
After moving to Sarasota permanently in 2016 he transitioned into Building Maintenance at The Ritz Carlton Beach Residences on Lido Beach, managing large building systems and operations.
He enjoys sports, music, bike riding, the beach, and all the Siesta Key area offers!
Learn more about Karen
Karen has extensive experience as an Office Administrator. In addition to administrative work, she has over 12 years of experience doing website design/development & graphic design using the Adobe Creative Suite of programs including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. She enjoys working in the beautiful setting at Siesta Key Chapel and is grateful to be in an environment with such loving and caring members and staff. Karen moved to Sarasota almost 3 years ago from North Carolina. Her sister has homes in Sarasota & Cape Cod and her parents live in Venice, FL. She has 3 adult children, 3 grandchildren, and her lovable mutt Charlie. When not working, Karen enjoys gardening, kayaking with friends, and walking her dog.
Learn more about Conner
Conner relocated from chilly northern Indiana to Sarasota upon accepting a position with the Sarasota Opera as the Youth Opera Coordinator. For a larger portion of the last six years Conner has served as Music Director and Principal Organist at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church in South Bend Indiana. Prior to that he held the same position at Christ the King Catholic Church. Conner brings to Siesta Key Chapel his expertise in playing the piano and organ in addition to orchestra, vocal and choir directing. We are excited to welcome him to Siesta Key Chapel and grateful for the many talents he brings to the position.
Learn more about Jessica
Jessica was born and raised near the Siesta Key beaches and hasn’t really left them. After dabbling in writing & editing and working with an environmental non-profit, she established JBBooks, a bookkeeping company that works with several industries in the Sarasota area. The Siesta Key Chapel is an exciting addition to so many other great people she has met within the community. Other interests include traveling, writing, film, and yoga.