The Staff-Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Mitchell Stecker as our new Interim Director of Music, to succeed Dr. Gretchen Franz, whose retirement becomes effective this summer. Mr. Stecker has earned his Master’s Degree in Historical Musicology, with a concentration in sacred music, from the University of Florida. He currently serves as the Director of Chapel Music and Carillonneur at The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina. Among his many accolades, Mr. Stecker was profiled in The Diapason’s May 2019list of “20 under 30,” an annually compiled list of 20 individuals under 30 years of age, recognizing “young talents in the fields of organ and harpsichord performance, organ and harpsichord building, carillon, and church music.” He is in the process of relocating to the Pittsburgh area to begin his new life with his fiancé, Sarah Boyce. We look forward to welcoming him to our church staff.