THE REV. ED BACHSCHMID
The Reverend Deacon Ed Bachschmid is our Deacon. The Deacon is called to serve in a special ministry of servanthood directly under our bishop, assisting in the administration of the sacraments and reaching out to those in our community and beyond who are in need. In addition, Ed leads worship services at the VMRC, Sunnyside, and Bridgewater retirement communities. Ed has served Emmanuel since 2006, where he came to us from the diocese of the Rio Grande.
DR. LINELL MOSS GRAY
Dr. Linell Gray Moss serves as Music Director for Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg, and teaches music courses for Blue Ridge, Germanna, and Mountain Empire Community Colleges. Moss brings a broad background in music ministry, teaching, and performing. She has directed church music programs in Episcopal, United Methodist, Presbyterian, and Northern Baptist churches, and has sung as cantorial soloist in synagogues in Iowa and Virginia. Moss has taught at colleges and universities in Virginia, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music.
DR. BRAD LEHMAN
Brad and his family are members of Community Mennonite Church. He holds a doctorate in harpsichord performance from the University of Michigan. His undergraduate degree in music and mathematics is from Goshen College.
Brad's post-doctoral research has been into historical methods of tuning keyboard instruments unequally, especially a temperament used by Bach in The Well-Tempered Clavier. His several articles on this topic were published in 2005.
Brad also writes for American Record Guide, where he reviews about a dozen classical keyboard CDs in every issue. Much of his career outside of music has been devoted to designing and building interactive telephone systems.
Brad has composed more than 60 hymns. Six appear in Hymnal: A Worship Book, 1992, the current hymnal of the Mennonite and Brethren churches.
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