Our Staff

Shelley Aloi, Executive Director

Shelley brings a plethora of volunteer experience in ministry and community service as well as a strong background in professional training and education. She is well known and respected in the Frederick community and is already an integral part of Frederick County. She is well equipped to move Marriage Resource Center to the next level.

A lifelong member of the Frederick community, Shelley has served in both the public and private sectors and has a diverse background including work in education, research, banking and government. She has a decades-long commitment to ministry and the non-profit community, and also brings expertise as a life and success coach.

Shelley is excited to join the Marriage Resource Center in serving the next generation of Frederick families. She looks forward to working with Chris in expanding the Marriage Resource Center programming and partnerships to serve the larger Frederick community.

Chris Bugher, Director of Programs

Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Educhriscation from Johns Hopkins University. During her professional career, she has been a teacher, reading specialist, educational consultant, business owner, training manager, and non-profit executive director. While living in Pittsburgh, PA, Chris was employed by TWOgether Pittsburgh as a Program Manager responsible for the leadership, design, implementation and evaluation of mentoring programs to promote healthy marriages and families.

Chris is married to David Bugher and has two grown sons. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and reading in her spare time. After 36 years of marriage where commitment and faith have provided a firm foundation, Chris is delighted to once again be involved in an initiative which promotes healthy and sustained marriage relationships.

Rev. Robert J. Donk, Director of Mentor Services

photo-bobBob spent most of his early years in the small, central New York town of Savannah. At the age of 15 he unexpectedly was introduced to a very pretty girl named Cathy at a high school dance. A few dances and then a few months later he found himself going steady, which lasted for the next 7 years until graduation from college and their marriage on June 10, 1967.

Bob & Cathy are the proud parents of 2 grown sons, with a wonderful daughter-in-law and 5 precious grandsons. There were some difficult times for the high school sweethearts that nearly resulted in the destruction of their marriage. Then, just at the right time, when they needed God the most, He sent them a wonderful mentor couple who led them into the saving of their souls and the saving of their marriage as well.

Click here to read Bob and Cathy’s testimony.


Employees and Volunteers

Phil Graves
Web Site Administrator

Pre-Marital Mentor couples:

  • WR & Linda Bryant
  • Dave & Rhona McVicker
  • Randy & Patti Miller
  • Mark & Pam Muhler
  • Rick & Lisa Scott
  • Steve & Mary Stupar
  • Phil & Barb Wiest
  • Allen & Darla Young

Restoration Mentor Couples:

  • Bob and Barbara Angelino
  • Wendell & Sheila Chestnut
  • Mark & Beth Joannides
  • Eddie & Maria Juarez
  • Jeff Mix & Ning de Jesus
  • Frank & Mirna Montilla
  • Mark & Pam Muhler
  • Rick & Lisa Scott
  • Paul & Debbie Wareham

Ministry to “Just One” of the Marital Partners

  • Jeff Mix