Trinity Christian Fellowship Adds Staff
Erin Plisco has accepted the position of adult choir director at Trinity Christian Fellowship.
The 24-year-old musician received both her bachelor's degree in choral music education and vocal performance, and master's degree in choral music education and vocal performance from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. She later received a full fellowship to attend the Yale School of Music, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
One of 10 people selected internationally to study with world-renowned conductor Simon Carrington, Plisco traveled to Italy to sing and conduct in the Sarteano Choral Conducting Workshop, led by Carrington. She spent two summers abroad studying at the University of Oxford, and performing in Rome, Italy, with the Operafestival di Roma.
Plisco served as an intern at North Riverside Baptist Church in Newport News, Va., for two years, where she assisted in directing the children's choir and participated in the Chancel Choir. She has taught choral music at both the high school and elementary school levels, and is currently the director of choral studies at Pinecrest High School. The addition of Plisco to the Trinity Christian staff allows Sandy Tremblay, director of music, to concentrate on developing the children's music ministry.
Lynn McKeithan is the new nursery child care provider at Trinity and coordinates nursery and child care services for both Sunday services, the monthly Military Spouse Support Group, and for all Cub Scouts and American Heritage Girls meetings.
"Lynn is an invaluable member of our Christian Education ministry," said Debbie Brown, children's ministries director. "The children and their parents love Lynn. With the many children attending our services and activities, our ministry would be hampered without the loving and faithful service she provides."
Shelby Thomas is the new pianist at Trinity Christian Fellowship and provides the music for the 9:15 Communion service each week.
Thomas studied piano for 10 years and, with her sister, attended Malone University in Canton, Ohio, after both women received music scholarships. Invited to represent the school as vocalists, Shelby and Randi (Owen) became known as the Miller Sisters, and previously had performed on Cleveland television station WEWS' variety show for several years until they decided to focus their talents on religious music. Now known as "One A-chord," the sisters still sing in churches and other functions when possible.
"My sister lives in Ohio, so we have to plan well in advance of any performances," Thomas says. "We have made one CD and hope to make another in the near future."
Thomas moved to the Sandhills in 1978 and taught K-12 music at Grace Christian School in Sanford for several years.
"Now I am delighted that the Lord has provided this opportunity for me to serve as pianist at Trinity Christian Fellowship," she says. "This is very exciting to me!"
For more information, visit the Trinity website www.trinitycf.net, or call (910) 215-7557.
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