I started working at All Saints in 2011, and very much enjoy my work here as the Director of Music and Liturgy. Some of my favorite parts of my job are directing the Young Voices choir (grades 2-6), meeting with engaged couples to help them plan their wedding liturgies, and of course, playing the piano and organ (and sometimes singing) for Sunday Mass. I also enjoy coordinating the many liturgical ministries in our parish. There is never a dull moment!
I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary as a Catholic! I was received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil in 2008. I was raised in the Episcopalian Church, and my family became Anglican while I was in high school. I attended Catholic school (Hill-Murray in Oakdale) from seventh until twelfth grade, because my parents wanted me to have a good education.
I have a BM in Piano Performance, with a minor in Bible, and a MA in Liturgical Music/Organ.
My husband, Jon, and I were married in 2011, and have three sons, with a fourth son on the way in August 2018.
The first Catholic Church where I attended Mass was the Cathedral in St. Paul. I was 12 years old, and thought that’s what all Catholic churches were like. The beauty of liturgy celebrated well is one thing that drew me to the Catholic Church. I’d be happy to share all the other reasons. Just ask!
If I wasn’t a church musician, I’d bake cakes for a living.
A Favorite Scripture Verse
My favorite book of the Bible is Revelation, especially Chapter 4, because in it we read about the wedding feast of the Lamb, which we are participating in every single time we come to Mass! When I sing the "Holy, Holy, Holy" at Mass, I picture all the angels and saints singing around God's throne in heaven.
Day and night they do not stop exclaiming: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to come." Revelation 4:8
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