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.
Wendell is a composer, choir director, and music educator, with a particular interest in contemporary hymnody and choral music. He holds degrees in music composition from Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus), the University of Toronto (MMus) and Western University (PhD), and has taught at Western University, the University of Toronto Scarborough, Faith Builders Educational Programs, Calvary Bible School, and Shenandoah Institute for Music and Art. Wendell serves as academic director for the New Generation A Cappella Choir Camp in Jamaica and as artistic director of Voices of Shalom and Mennonite Memorial Choir. He is a deacon and song leader at Countryside Mennonite Fellowship, and enjoys model trains, tree houses, aviation, Lego bricks, rainy days, puzzles, and life in Waterloo with his best friend Janelle and their four lively children.
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!
West Jefferson, OH
Lloyd has been a music instructor at Sarasota Christian School (Florida), Rosedale Bible Institute (Ohio) and Daystar University (Nairobi, Kenya). He holds a BA in Music Education (Eastern Mennonite College, 1971), and an MA in Music Education with a choral-conducting and vocal concentration (Ohio State University, 1987). He directed the Rosedale Chorale and other school/community choirs during his teaching years, and continues periodic musical activities ranging from weekend events to overseas choral tours. He is self-employed as a painter, handyman, commercial driver, choral / vocal resource person, and choral arranger/composer. He enjoys listening to music from a variety of historic and cultural genres, along with aviation, motorcycling, mechanical tinkering, travel, and more. He is married to Mary (Slabaugh), formerly from Hartville, OH.
John D. Martin
John has been an active promoter of quality church music for more than 40 years. This has prompted him to compile a new hymnal for the church that carries on a tradition of excellence. He will serve as instructor of congregational music classes. John resides at Chambersburg, PA with his wife Patricia. His 4 children are Anne (married to Craig Martin, with 4 grandchildren: Carter, Edward, Charlotte, and Elizabeth), Heather (married to Brandon Byler, with 1 grandaughter: Kaitlyn), Candace (married to Heinrich Schander, with 1 grandson: Camden), and Spencer. His son Geoffrey (2006 SCMC student) died at age 18 in an automobile accident. John holds BS degrees in both elementary education and library science.
Stuarts Draft, VA
Jonathan is a member of Pilgrim Christian Fellowship of Stuarts Draft, VA. Jonathan has taught school for a number of years and is currently high school teacher at Calvary Christian Academy. He has directed the church youth choir for more than 15 years and received his BA in Music Education from Mary Baldwin College. He enjoys birding in his spare time as well as camping with his family. He is married to Malinda (Swarey) and has 6 children (including 2 sets of twins): Kristan, Karl, Patrick, Heidi, Adam, and Abigail.
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.
Lyle Stutzman graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He teaches music at Elnora Bible Institute in Elnora, IN, and arranges and composes choral music. In addition to his musical interests, he enjoys reading, cooking, learning about kingdom living, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife. Lyle and Maria live in Elnora with their three children: Scott, Ivana, and Megan.
Terre Hill, PA
Deana graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Art degree in Communication and completed courses for a Secondary English Education Teaching Certification at Valdosta State University. She enjoys singing with the Oasis Chorale, the Eternal Praise Chorale, and playing flute in the Anabaptist Orchestra. She has a private flute studio and currently teaches at Shalom Mennonite School in Terre Hill, Pennsylvania. Deana is passionate about collecting and composing scripture memory songs and encouraging students to love music, learning, life, and God. In her limited free time she enjoys writing about her and her husband’s educational endeavors. She resides in Terre Hill with her remarkable husband Jeff who always keeps life fun and interesting, four delightful children, and the three rogue cats.
Terre Hill, PA
Jeff is currently the director of music at Shalom Mennonite School and Terre Hill Mennonite School in Terre Hill, Pennsylvania, where he lives with his stunning wife, four notable children, and four rogue cats. He began his career as a classical musician, performing in various symphony orchestras around the country. After nine years of playing professionally, he switched careers to become a full-time music educator. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Florida State University, a Master of Music Performance from Southern Methodist University, and a Music Education certificate from Aquinas College. Jeff currently fulfills his love of the performing arts by serving as co-conductor of the Anabaptist Orchestra and as a member of the Oasis Chorale. He also considers himself blessed to be the current director of the Eternal Praise Chorale. He enjoys singing, running, restoring antique furniture, playing games late at night with his family, and getting to know interesting, geeky, artistic, educator-type people.