We are so very pleased to announce that First Church Youth Choir Director, Ana Ruesink, will be leading First Church music programs this summer! A veteran Vermont Symphony Orchestra violist and experienced music educator, Ana bring both expertise and joy to this interim role.
Ana writes, “I’m a violist and music teacher who grew up singing UCC hymns in southern Indiana. My husband Andy and I joined First Church almost 20 years ago; for the past five years I’ve had a blast working with the Youth Choir and sharing faith-filled music in a variety of musical styles.
Music in church connects us to a rich spiritual tradition, creates sacred space, and helps us express our faith through sound and song. I’m pleased to be part of the Director of Music Ministries Search Committee and to have the opportunity to serve on an interim basis this summer coordinating music programs at First Church!”