Staff changes at The MV Times

Connie Berry has been promoted to director of publications. It's one of several staffing changes at The Times. —Jeremy Driesen

Staff are coming, going, and switching roles at The MV Times. 

Publishers Peter and Barbara Oberfest recently announced a job change for associate publisher Jamie Kageleiry. Kageleiry will remain in a consultant role, working on special projects with the Oberfests, and will continue to edit Bluedot Living Magazine, which publishes four times in 2022. 

Features editor Connie Berry will assume the role of director of publications, managing the content and workflow of all MV Times publications, including Vineyard Visitor and Edible Vineyard, which she will co-edit with Tina Miller. 

“We’re very pleased for Jamie and her Bluedot Living opportunity,” Peter Oberfest said, “and excited to be working with Connie and her new, expanded role. One measure of the Times’ success is the stability our deep bench affords us.”

In other changes, newsroom stalwart Lucas Thors has moved over to features and will be assisting Berry in editing the Calendar and Community sections of the paper, along with taking a role in The Times’s Vineyard Visitor magazine. Thors will continue with some occasional news reporting, along with feature reporting for the newspaper and various magazines. 

To fill Thors’ absence in the newsroom, former intern Eunki Seonwoo is now a staff reporter, stepping into some of Thors’ beats. 

On the business end of the company, Jenna Lambert has been promoted to director of sales and marketing. Valerie Desire has taken on Samantha Church’s roles in classified advertising and subscriptions. You’ll see Valerie’s smiling face behind the reception desk at the Times office at 30 Beach Road.


  1. The Wednesday Writers, who meet at the Cleaveland House, are privileged to have Connie Berry as one of our members. We always knew she’d go far. She’s a superb writer, a spot-on reviewer, a top notch critiquer. An amazing organizer. She’s sensitive to our tender psyches and can accept criticism like the pro she is. She can be outrageously funny. When one of us hurts she comforts us. Best of all, she’s brought our youngest member, Dan, into the fold. Congratulations, Connie! Well deserved.

  2. Congrats Connie. Would it be possible that once in your new position you can allow for just a tad part of the publication to focus on Conservative viewpoints? That would be great.

    • What is a conservative viewpoint these days? Please start with the January 6th insurrection, covid vaccines and Anthony Fauci, and critical race theory.

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