Kathy Kelly has always had a passion for music, beginning both piano lessons and choral singing at age five. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from The Master’s College where she studied voice with Dr. Kimberlyn Jones, sang under the baton of Dr. Paul Plew with The Master’s Chorale and in a ten member ensemble touring England, Russia, and the U.S. In May 2007, she appeared again with the Chorale as an alumnus for their concert at Carnegie Hall, and in May 2011 for their concert at the Lincoln Center. Living in Lancaster, she taught private piano and voice lessons, sang with the church worship team for nine years, while concurrently directing church choirs for seven years before moving to Tehachapi in 2003. Since living in Tehachapi, she worked for two years at a local church as music coordinator, planning music for special events, as well as overseeing the worship teams and singing as a member of the choir and the worship team. Since September of 2006, Kathy has been directing the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus, a community choir which performs with the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra. She and her husband John have been married twenty-two years and have four boys whom she has home schooled; the two oldest are in college. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sewing, and visiting with family and friends.
As Worship Coordinator Kathy will implement the vision for worship ministry established by the elders. She will be coordinating all the musical and technical aspects of the Sunday morning worship services and special events.
If you love gospel music, you are going to love the new singing ensemble Kathy is forming. The Country Oaks Gospel Singers – John and Kathy Kelly, Dan Hoisington, Jake and Ralph Mendez, Craig Friel and Craig Janssen – will be singing for the first time on Sunday, February 23