Dwilyn spent 20 years in Christian school education as a music teacher and administrator. He received his music education degree from Millersville University in 1985 and a master’s degree in Christian School Administration from Grace Seminary, Winona Lake, IN in 1991. He was the music director at Faith Mennonite High School, Kinzers, PA for 6 years and then taught music and was the administrator at Linville Hill Mennonite School, Paradise, PA (grades K-8) for 14 years. Currently, Dwilyn works as a self-employed painter and teaches music part time at Fair Haven Christian School, Gap PA. He continues to direct Gap Male Chorus (a 40-voice men’s choir which has been singing every year since 1922) as well as Men With A Song (a group of younger men which has its roots at Music Camp). Dwilyn and his wife Bertie have 5 children–Melanie, Austin, Krista, Carli, and Mindy who enjoy living on a small farm along with numerous cats, 1 dog, 3 goats, and 2,000 pigs. Along with choral conducting and playing the accordian, Dwilyn enjoys the outdoors–hunting, hiking, caring for fruit trees and spending time with family at a mountain cabin. He and his family attend Life Mennonite Fellowship, Willow Street, PA.
Regina Brubaker graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education (2015). She enjoys ensemble performances as a singer, conductor, and accompanist. She is a current member of Oasis Chorale and has conducted a children’s choir for Valley Arts Society for their past four seasons. She teaches private lessons from her home studio and general music for K-Gr. 8 at Calvary Christian Academy and serves as Academic Dean for Shenandoah Christian Music Camp. Regina enjoys recreation in the garden, dabbling with colors, messing with textures, encountering God through His Word and creation, and bringing order to chaos.
Gwendolyn is the mother of two teenage boys and is a part of Bethel Mennonite Church in Gladys, VA. She works from home giving private music lessons, writing and recording music (www.singthekjv.org) and making pottery (www.kjvpottery.com). Gwendolyn graduated from Cedarville University with a BA in piano performance and BME in music education. She received an MS degree from Longwood University and an Ed.D. degree from the University of Virginia in Administration and Supervision. Gwendolyn served in the Virginia public school system for eleven years: five as a music teacher grades preK-8 and six years as an assistant principal, grades ranging from 5-12. In 2003, Gwendolyn returned to music, composing songs out of personal pain and brokenness in her life under the pseudonym Tirzah Joy (“Tears of Joy”). Her passion is that all may find the peace that comes from surrendering their lives fully to our loving Lord. It is impossible to trust Him too much!
Nolan teaches classes in music and physical education at Faith Mennonite High School and conducts the school choir, Faith Chorale. He graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He has sung with numerous choirs including the Sharon Singers, Faith Builders Chorale, Oasis Chorale, and the Hope Singers. He enjoys reading, listening to free audio books, promoting Anabaptist thought, traveling, and playing sports. He and his wife Alena live in Quarryville, PA and attend Rawlinsville Mennonite Church.
Franklin and his wife, Brittany, live in Bolivar, Ohio. They love to travel, sample quality food, and make new friends.
Franklin graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Music from Kent State University where he served as the assistant for Kent Chorus. Since 2007, Franklin has been the conductor of Minerva Community Choir which has toured internationally, and has guest conducted Kent State Chorus and Oasis Chorale. He is currently teaching music at Maranatha Christian School in Sugarcreek, Ohio, Minerva Christian School and with a homeschool group in Minerva, OH. As chorister, he has served with Kent Presbyterian Church Choir, Sonnenberg Station, Canton Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Hope Singers, and Oasis Chorale. Franklin strives to bring life and energy to the music making process with the firm belief that music should be dynamic!
Wendell grew up on the plains of Kansas in a singing family and in a singing church. His first formal musical training was at Wichita State University, where he completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree. After teaching and conducting for a number years, he moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia to complete a Masters in Choral Conducting at James Madison University.
He still lives in Virginia with his wife, Jeanene, who is a key asset in his musical and teaching career. She is an invaluable team member as they work together to juggle the various duties of teaching and conducting.
Regina and her husband David live in Mogadore Ohio, and are the parents of 6 children, and grandparents to 1 sweet little boy. Choirs and music have been a part of Regina’s earliest memories, since her father was the conductor of the Hartville Singers. As a child, she went on many Hartville Singers bus tours with her parents, and later sang in the choir. Currently she is also singing with MCC. She teaches music and conducts the children’s choirs of grades 3-8 at Hartville Christian School, and has been teaching music there for over 15 years, She is active musically in her church, conducting choirs and ensembles there. Regina received her formal music training from Malone College, where she worked for 3 years on a Music Education, and a Biology degree. Some additional things she enjoys are gardening, birding, animals, hunting, photography, pencil drawing, and reading.