I have served as Organist-Choirmaster at Emmanuel Church for twenty-four years. My main career has been as a high-school science (physics & biology) teacher from which I am now retired. I began my church musical career while in high school, playing organ for the local Methodist Church. Over the years I have studied organ, harpsichord, voice, liturgy and choral conducting at North Central College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Cincinnati Conservatory and Chicago Music Conservatory, in addition to numerous Episcopal Music Conferences at Evergreen, CO and Monteagle/Sewanee, TN. I have served as music director or organist at various denominations including Presbyterian, Lutheran and United Church of Christ. I was confirmed at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn while serving as organist there during my college years. The quality and beauty of the music as well as the orderliness of liturgy and liberal theology convinced me that this was the right church for me. My most exciting position was serving as interim organist for two years at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Episcopal), Peoria, IL. Emmanuel is now my home church and I enjoy working with our two choirs and playing one of the finer organs in the Chicago area in our majestic French Gothic building. My life outside of church includes gourmet cooking, gardening, bicycling, especially Wisconsin trails, and the duties of being a grandfather.