What you prefer to be called:
Director of Music Ministries, Organist/Pianist
When did you start at First UMC:
What are the main things you do at FUMC:
All things musical. I lead hymns and offer pieces mostly at the organ (sometimes at the piano) to enhance our worship. I also work with our adult choir in preparing them to sing special pieces for our services.
Who are the key volunteers that you work with on a regular basis:
Primarily, the Adult Choir. But, when we sing hymns, we are all working together!work with the Chancel Choir members.
Tell us about your family:
I grew up in the Chicagoland area in a home filled with art and music. My parents are artists who have worked in various creative roles for zoos, aquariums, museums, and schools. My younger brother, Carlos, is a welder and car and motorcycle mechanic. Our parents always saw to it that Carlos and I were able to pursue the things we love.
If someone wanted to start a conversation with you that would immediately get your interest, what would some of the topics be:
Music is an obvious good start. Other cool things to talk about would be: