Joyce

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About me

Industry Religion
Occupation Church Musician
Location Champaign, Illinois
Introduction I recieved a degree in vocal/choral music education from the University of Illinois. Just as I finished raising my family, and was looking for God's leading for the next part of my life, He took me down the path of Music Ministry. What a great surprise! Now I am on staff at First Baptist Church of Savoy, Illinois, an American Baptist Church, where I coordinate the music for the more traditional Sanctuary Service. Although my job at the church focuses on music, I believe that we are to worship with our heart, soul, mind, and strength--in other words, our whole being and whole life. Daily I seek to make my life itself an act of worship.
Interests music, family, outdoor pursuits, sustainable living, loving God with heart/soul/mind/strength
Favorite Music Robin Mark, big band standards, Baroque chamber music, Dave Brubeck, Gilbert and Sullivan, Bach's Goldberg Variations, The Messiah, John Rutter choral anthems, Appalachian folk hymns, bluegrass, Vivaldi, just about anything in the Celebration Hymnal, Chicago...oh be serious- there's too much!!
Favorite Books The Bible, The All True Travels and Adventures of Liddy Newton, Greenlanders, The Anne of Green Gables series, And Ladies of the Club, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, David Copperfield, On the Beach, The Outlaws of Sherwood, Beauty