Meet The Team
Team Chapel 2016
Jim Burkee is Vice Provost of Graduate and Online Academics at Concordia College New York. Since earning his doctorate from Northwestern University, Jim has been an educator, college administrator, and business owner. His academic interests lie in American religious and political history, and he is the author of Power, Politics, and the Missouri Synod – winner of the 2013 Biglerville Prize for scholarship in American Lutheranism. In 2008, he was a candidate for US Congess in a unique race that garnered national attention. He has also written and spoken widely on political and historical topics, on Fox News, NBC News, and NPR; and in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other national news publications. In his current role at Concordia College New York, Jim heads the College’s growing list of graduate and online programs, and is responsible for developing external partnerships for the institution. He and his wife, Susan, live in Bronxville on the campus of Concordia College with their three children, Christian (18), Grace (16) and Lydia (13).
Carlos Juarez is a Westchester Resident. He is a crossfitter, runner, and a spartan. Last year, he completed the Race Paine to Pain half marathon. He is happy to be a part of Team Chapel and excited to support such a worthy cause.
Nate and his wife Katrina are parents of two Chapel School pre-schoolers, Esther and Violet. He is very excited to run his first New York City Marathon to raise money for The Chapel School.
Lisa Scaramuzzo-Jones and husband, Jason, have had their son at the Chapel School's Pre-school for 3 years and look forward to Jesse attending Kindergarten at Chapel for the 2016-2017 school year. Lisa is the Director of Delegate Affairs at her husband's conference company, LendIt. Although a long-time runner, hip surgery in 2007 sidelined Lisa from taking part in any long-distance races but she is now ready to take on the challenge and excited to fundraise for The Chapel School. This will be Lisa's first marathon; her goal - she looks forward to completing this amazing race!
Dmytro Yaskal is thankful for the opportunity to run for Team Chapel and raise money for The Chapel School Scholarship Fund. He knows firsthand the importance of scholarships. He attended elementary school in Ukraine on a musical scholarship and says the academy wouldn’t have been an option without it. Dmytro is a staff accountant at Nikko Asset Management and began running last year to get in shape. He completed the West Point half marathon in March and excited is to run the prestigious New York City Marathon.