You may have noticed in the bulletin that Holly Phares’ title has changed. No longer is she our artist-in-residence. She is now the music director. Although the title has changed, you won’t see any difference in the excellence of her work with the choir and music direction at Old First. We are glad she will continue with us, for many years to come, we hope.
Sometime in the next few weeks, we will have a new administrator. Teresa Warnick, who has been with us for two years, is moving with her husband, Ed, to Akron,PA, in Lancaster County. Ed decided to retire in July. His job had required that he travel 75% of the year, and he was tired of living in hotel rooms. He wanted to simplify his life and return to the slower pace and open landscape that he had grown up in. Teresa had hoped to be with us for 3 more years before retirement; we, obviously, had hoped that too. But we are very grateful for her service, feel confident we are in good shape in the office, and wish them well as they start a new path toward the future.
We will keep you updated as we search for another administrator to manage the daily operations at Old First.