Hi and thanks for stopping by! I am a public school teacher in West Virginia (USA) with a love of music. I sing locally, sometimes as a soloist and sometimes as an alto in my family's gospel quartet, and I am a certified lay speaker which allows me to fill the pulpit when pastors are away and need a substitute.
My musical training comes by way of my father, the public school system (we have some top notch teachers) and Ben Speer's Stamps-Baxter School of Music where I spent a couple months of intense training under mentors Jack Clark, Harold Lane, Eugene McCammon and Daryl Williams. I now write for the southern convention-style songbooks as well as for myself and some of the performers of Southern Gospel and Inspirational music. The songs placed here on Score Exchange are those I've used with our small church choir and with our local high school chorus.
I live in the wonderful community of Moundsville where I'm also a church choir director, Sunday School teacher and worship leader. My husband, Bill, is a retired school teacher. Life takes its turns, but God is good all the time!