Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,
 
I am very pleased to announce that the session of Ark and Dove has accepted the recommendation of the search team for interim director of music and has called Justine Koontz to be our interim director. Justine has her Bachelors in Music (composition and theory) from McDaniel College and her Masters in Music (choral conducting and theory) from Butler University in Indiana. She has served both Lutheran and Presbyterian churches as a choir director and plays the piano, as well as classical guitar. Justine, recipient of a Fulbright Student Research Grant (studied in Latvia), has already begun her work, and she will lead worship beginning this Sunday.  I think you will find her a very talented interim director and a very warm person.  I am looking forward to working with her.
 
You can find out much more about Justine at her website: www.justinekoontz.com.
 
I am grateful to our search team--Brian Boudreau, Laura Doughty, Laura Talbert, Wendy Wellington, Ryan Stavely and Stan Houck--for their industrious and thorough work, and to Christina Nelson and Terrance Byrne our interim interims. We very much appreciate your leadership and gifts.
 
See you on Sunday!
 
Peace of Christ,
Tim
timsstern@gmail.com