2009 Event Directors

Richard Parke is the Event Director for the 2009 Easter Passion Play. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Andrews University in May 2005 and is currently employed in Buchanan, Michigan as a Computer Technical Consultant. 

In his spare time, Richard enjoys working with Andrews University Campus Ministries as the station manager for CMRadio, a Contemporary Christian and Gospel music Internet radio station.  Richard enjoys event planning and served as the Easter Passion Play Ticket Coordinator for 2004, 2005, Volunteer Coordinator in 2006, and most recently Passion Play director in 2007.

Richard is looking forward to another year of the excitment that telling His story brings!

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Tori Steely is the Assistant Event Director for the 2009 Easter Passion Play.

Contact Tori
269-471-8360 (information hotline)

Marjolynne Espeleta is the Marketing Director for the 2009 Easter Passion Play.  She is currently a senior at Andrews University, where she will earn her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Management and Music, with a minor in Spanish.  Upon receiving her degree she plans on attending law school.

Aside from studies, Marjolynne is involved in various capacities at Andrews. During her time here she has served as class/club officer, residence hall assistant, and with Spanish ministries, among other things.

Yet despite her involvement, what she values the most are the relationships she has made and the spiritual atmosphere she has experienced at Andrews.

Assistant Marketing Director: Naudline Pierre


Andrew Rellora is the Drama Director for the 2009 Easter Passion Play.  He is from Charlston, South Carolina, but currently working on his Masters Degree in Architecture at Andrews University.  His passions include his family and friends, architecture, arts and music, drama, and photography.

In his spare time, Andrew is the director of Impressions of the Master, a drama team, part of Andrews University Campus Ministries.  Though he is quite involved in his school, above all, Andrew just loves to "have fun!"

Assistant Drama Director: Shiphrah Fepuleai


Alyson Thompson is the Reservation/Ticket Coordinator for the 2009 Easter Passion Play.  Alyson is from Bermuda and is currently a senior at Andrews University working on her Bachelors degree in International Business and Spanish.

Aside from her studies, Alyson has been involved in many activities on campus. She has been the Public Relations officer for her class for two years, and also has participated in Adelatne (Spanish Club) and Black Student Christian Foundation. Amongst other activities, Alyson currently serves as the Educational Standards officer for Andrews University Student Association.  

Alyson looks forward to working on the Easter Passion Play staff this year and hopes it is a blessing to everyone involved.

Keren Toms is the Andrews University Staff Advisor for the 2009 Easter Passion Play.  Keren currently is serving as the Chaplain for Outreach for Andrews University Campus Ministries.  She oversees all of the outreach initiatives organized by Campus Ministries, including Easter Passion Play. She holds a degree in Spanish Studies from Andrews University and is also working her way through a Masters in Youth Ministry. She firmly believes that missions and service are the most important things in life.

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Dan Agnetta is the Fudraising Director for the 2009 Easter Passion Play.  Dan is curently serving as the Director for Human Resources at Andrews University.  For many years, Dan has been part of our cast as a Pharisee.  In 2007 Dan began helping us raise funds and continues this important role this year.

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Pastor Ron Whitehead is the Executive Producer of the Easter Passion Play.  Ron has served as a local pastor, conference youth, and church ministries director. He also served the NAD as associate youth director and led four International Pathfinder Camporees.

He currently serves Kingdom-building efforts in the following ways: Assistant to the President of Andrews University for Spiritual Life, Executive Director for the Center for Youth Evangelism, Assistant Professor for Youth Ministry, and Lake Union Conference Youth Ministries Director.

Contact Pastor Ron
269-208-1344 (cell) 269-473-1516 (home)