Nathaniel has served as the Choir Director/Bell Choir Director/Organist for Calvary United Methodist Church in Ambler for the past 20 years. He studied Music Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Piano Major and a French Horn Minor from 1993-1997. He completed his Masters of Music Education in 2006 from West Chester University and plans on continuing his education by working on a Doctorate in Musical Composition in the near future.
He became the High School Choral Director for the Upper Dublin School District the fall of 2002 . He has served in this capacity since that time. Nathaniel directs the five choral groups at the high school (Concert, Chamber, Men’s, Women’s, and V0X) and is also the vocal musical director for the theatre program.
He is in his fourth year as a co-director for the choral group on the American Music Abroad Bronze Tour under the leadership of Dr. James Capolupo, superintendent of the Springfield-Delaware County School District. He has directed in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Nathaniel is also a composer/arranger of choral and instrumental music.
Paula became Calvary’s Administrative Assistant in 2013. Paula came to Calvary with 10 years experience as an secretary and enjoys working in a church environment. “It helps to keep me close to Gods work”. Among the many gifts that God has given her, her true passion is singing. She comes from a very musical family. She studied piano at the age of 5 (the 3 B’s…Bach, Beethoven & Brahms)…her mother, Mertine Johns was an opera singer and her father, a church organist. “I didn’t stick with the 3b’s, I discovered jazz”…. music from the Great American Songbooks of George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Berlin, and others, are in her repertoire. She also dabbles in quite a few other things like interior decorating, photography, art…..”I’ll try anything“. Oh, and I just LOVE humor and laughter!