Our search for a new Minister of Music began early this spring. Our priorities were to continue to focus on good congregational singing, to build a vibrant and consistent children’s music program, to lead the adult choir in their important ministry, and in all things to promote Christian maturity.

vince-edwards-01I am excited to announce that Mr. Vince Evans has accepted the call to serve as Minister of Music at Holy Trinity. Vince has served since 2013 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church here in Decatur, and prior to Holy Cross he served at St. Clare’s in Blairsville. Vince grew up in the Southern Baptist wing of the church and is a 1983 graduate of Shorter College with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, and a Bachelor of Church Music with a concentration in organ. He received a Master of Music degree in 1998 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, with studies in organ and vocal performance, handbells, and conducting. He is also the principal organist for chapel services at the Lovett School, and is a singer and rehearsal assistant with the Lynn Swanson Festival singers, who performed at Holy Trinity in the spring of 2014.

Vince’s skill at the organ and piano, his preparation and pedagogy, and his infectious energy were all important factors in the decision to call him here. He will begin working at Holy Trinity on July 18, and his first Sunday will be July 31. Please help us to welcome Vince and help him to settle in to our community.

I would especially like to thank all the members of the Music Advisory Group, who worked diligently to prioritize our needs, read through all of the applications we received, do follow-up work with our most promising candidates, and to provide wise and mature counsel throughout. Thank you to our chairwoman, Anne Kelly, and to Ginna Evans, Caroline Herring, Jeff Jacobs, Frank Smith, and Emily Tallant. Our work of glorifying God through music is so important to our common life, and I believe that we are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in that work. To God be the glory!

–Fr. Greg