Raised in the Church of the Brethren, Deb learned to sing hymns a cappella very early in life and has been singing in church choirs since childhood, often under the direction of her mom! She also took piano for many years.
This position as Music Director for our congregation is Deb’s first opportunity to serve a church in this capacity; and she hopes to find ways to include as many people as possible in the music program. She is interested in exploring all kinds of musical expression and is passionate about good congregational singing.
Deb stepped into the position of Music Director in July, 2017. In her day job, she works as a librarian at Vassar College.
In 2009, Deb received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on Early Christianity. She is currently writing a commentary on the Letter to the Hebrews for the Believers Church Bible Commentary series, due out sometime in 2020. In her spare time, Deb loves to garden, bake, and take walks with her husband, Mark. She also sings in the Cappella Festiva community choir with at least one other member of our congregation!
Please contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be part of our Chancel Choir. Rehearsals are typically directly before worship at 9:00 AM. All are welcome. To see who currently sings with us visit the “Who We Are” page!