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BIRTHDAY:  Dec. 4

 

COLOR:  Hunter Green

 

HOLIDAY:  Christmas

 

SINGER:  Steven Curtis Chapman

 

INTRUMENT:  Piano

history (so far)

 

I am a graduate of Nyack College in New York state where I received my degree in church music & organ. On May 16, 2005, I began working in the Recorder of Deeds Office in the Willowbank building of the Centre County Courthouse. This brought to a close a banking career of 24 years with the almost 7 years working as a Customer Service Officer for First Commonwealth Banking. The last 20 months of my employment at First Commonwealth was at their Pine Grove Mills, PA branch where I worked in consumer loans, new accounts, & other financially-related services. Soon after I was married, I also served as the Music Director for Shiloh Presbyterian in St. Marys, PA, from 1997 to 2003. I directed the church's adult, youth, & bell choirs for worship services, recitals & pagents. The choir was widely requested to perform outside the church at local community events in the city & county during my tenure. I also helped out at Saint Boniface RC Church in Kersey, PA each Saturday, directing their choir & playing for the church's 5:00pm Mass. After our move to our home in Bellefonte, PA, I served 8 1/2 years as the Director of Music & Choir for the St. John's United Church of Christ in Bellefonte...the oldest UCC Churches in the community. There, I directed one choir rehearsal & prepared the musical worship aspects to their weekly Sunday Services.  I also have gotten into scrapbooking & stamping (greeting cards) as well as the enjoyment of cooking using my Pampered Chef products. I have frequently made my home available for parties for these interests of mine, too. 

today

 

I currently work as the Director of Music at Great Island Presbyterian Church in Lock Haven, PA.  There, I direct oversee the entire music program of the church, play the organ, & hope to develop & direct a children's choir.  Also, I teach part-time as the Elementary Music Instructor at Nittany Christian School & Grace Prep High School in State College.  I am avilable to teach private voice, piano, & organ lessons, on the side, for those who love music.  I will gladly work with those who need an organist/pianist for weddings, funerals, or other special occasions as well as to providing some wedding consultations. If you are interested in inquiring about my services, simply apply using my online form if you'd like more information. Please make sure you provide me your name, a number where I may reach you, & a good time to call.