43, Huntsville, AL
I am passionate about serving others especially those in need of grace. I have been involved in the church since I was a child. I have taught CCD, worked as a youth minister, campus minister and currently Music Minister. I have a degree in education and music with and emphasis in instrumental music and vocal. I taught middle school band for 10 years. Worked as a counselor for 3 years and have always worked in music in a variety of denominations, and yes I was still a catholic boy, never converted. I am currently the Music Director of Our Lady, Queen of the Universe. I also work part time as a general music teacher at Oakwood Adventist Academy in Huntsville. I have no plans of joining the priesthood, but am currently a lay minister in the Diocese of Birmingham and a Salvatorian Lay Minister (religious). So I feel very deeply called to serve very, but also have a desire to have a significant other and family of my own. f God permits me to find someone, I may consider becoming a deacon. I am considered, at least for myself to be a late bloomer. I am not a very fancy person, I don't require frills. I have made mistakes and had struggles, but have always moved forward and trusted in Gods Mercy and Grace. I am not big on fame, but instead on being a gift to others.
I am technically a classically trained musician (trumpet and voice), but I favor the 60's folk era of music. I also play acoustic guitar and a little piano. The acoustic guitar for pleasure and the piano because I have to. Church work has been very influential to me as that has been my home. I am the product of a single parent, mother, and do not know my father personally. People who influenced me include my teachers and Priest / Sister that served our community. I have been blessed to study with great musicians and to travel to Europe for a few music tours. I have had the pleasure of conducting and singing in some of the Churches in Europe. I consider teaching to be my first blessing, then music, as far as talents. I enjoy helping people see the value of themselves as a child of God regardless of creed. I also enjoy helping people see the beauty thy resides in nature, music and literature. I like movies of all genres, a good hot cup of tea and simple conversation. Unfortunately these are things best shared with other and for some time I have been a loner. That being said, I do desire companionship developed thought a strong friendship. .