Friday, August 28, 2009

Welcome David Felty - Interim Worship Arts Director

In my blog yesterday I shared with you that our Worship Arts, Director, Matt McElravy, will be leaving us with his last Sunday leading worship here at Grace Church being September 13th. I also shared that over the next 6-months, David Felty (pictured) will be filling the Interim Worship Arts Director role as we look to us this time evaluate and set our strategy to fill this role permanently.
Now, let me tell you a little bit more about David Felty. David was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Hershey, Chocolatetown USA. He is a graduate of Grove City College with a BA in Religion. David’s favorite vacation spots include Jamaica and Disney World and his hobbies include playing golf and watching Penn State football.

David’s Broadway and National Tour credits include Frank Wildhorn’s The Civil War, Schonberg and Boubil’s Les Miserables (Jean Valjean), and American Rhapsody a Gershwin review. David has appeared on Star Search in two categories and was a guest on Nashville Now on CMT, and has done various recordings and TV appearances. You may have seen David recently on stage at Sight & Sound in Lancaster, PA. There he appeared in Ruth (Boaz), Daniel (Nebonidus), Miracle of Christmas (Mary’s father), and In the Beginning (Lucipher/Satan). David spent two months in Florida this past spring performing the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at the Actor’s Playhouse in Coral Gables, Florida.

David is married to Jennifer, a Lancaster County native, who has a Bachelor’s
Degree in vocal performance from Houghton College, NY and a Masters’ of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Penn State. Jennifer is currently the head of the music department at Lititz Christian School.

Jennifer has performed in numerous musicals as well as opera productions. Her Regional favorites include Smoke on the Mountain (Denise), Sanders Family Christmas (Denise), My Fair Lady (Eliza), Carousel (Carrie), Pirates and Pinafores (Mabel and Yumyum), and singing while playing the banjo, fiddle, and upright bass at the Grand Ol’ Opry and accompanying TV program Opry Backstage.

Jennifer currently maintains a private voice studio and. Her voice students can be seen on TV, Broadway, National Tours, college stages, as well as local theatres: Fulton Opera House, Dutch Apple, and Sight and Sound. Jennifer and David also have an amazingly talented little five-year-old named Noah who is also a singer

David currently has one cd available: Fill Me With Your Grace with a Broadway Bonus cd which includes “Bring Him Home.” You can visit David and Jennifer’s website at We are excited about the elements that David will bring to our ministry in the Interim role. Please be praying for he, Jennifer, and Noah as they transition into this role. David will start his role on Monday, August 31st.

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