The Church of the Epiphany
The word “epiphany” (e-PIFF-an-ee) means “appearance” or “a sudden new understanding of the essential nature of something”. At the Church of the Epiphany, we believe that in Jesus Christ, God has appeared to humanity. Even more...
It is with great pleasure that I introduce to Epiphany our new Director of Music Ministries, Mr. Corey Candler. He will begin his ministry with us on Sunday, December 1st, the First Sunday of Advent.
Corey is a native of Louisiana, with Organ Performance degrees from Northwestern State and the University of Texas. He served at a Methodist Church in Austin for six years, and comes to us from the Catholic Cathedral of Guadalupe, where he is the Cathedral Organist. He also worked with the Austin Children’s Choir and currently teaches at Booker T. Washington School for the Performing & Visual Arts.
He describes his perspective on Church music this way: “Music Ministry for me is like no other ministry in the Church. It allows church members to work together with a common goal in mind and allows them the opportunity to grow spiritually in their walk with Christ by using their musical gifts to lead others in worship. During rehearsals I focus on teaching with patience and I always try to make it fun and enjoyable.”
I was assisted in our search for a new Music Minister by a wonderful Advisory Committee of Lisa Anderson, Greg Chard, Sharon Ricks, Mary Emma Smith, Mary Sonom, and chaired by Jeff Stillings. Thank you to them and to all who came to hear our finalists and who provided feedback.
I know that you will want to welcome Corey as he becomes part of our parish community.