Thomas A. DeLessio


Thomas DeLessio is Director of Liturgical Music for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen and the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi (read more...)

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Angela Dohl

Events Manager

Angela Dohl has been a church musician for over 40 years and currently serves The Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi as a cantor, co-director of (read more...)

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Karen Keithler


Karen Keithler had a long accounting career with Johnson & Johnson (1974-1998). She won the J&J President’s award for Individual Achievement at Hospital (read more...)


Susan Kingsley

Director of Outreach

and Director of Communications

Mrs. Kingsley has been employed in the mutual fund industry for over 30 years as a company trainer, supervisor, and manager.  She was (read more...)

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Terry Kohl
President of the Board

Terry is a Metuchen Realtor with over 25 years in Middlesex County.  She is a former member (read more...)

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Jessica S. LaPine


Jessica LaPine is a central New Jersey music educator, choral director, and voice teacher. Mrs. LaPine is in her thirteenth year of teaching vocal music and general music for (read more...)


Karen León

Youth Chorus Liaison

Karen León has a background in advertising and cable television marketing; she is currently working in the insurance field.  Karen currently (read more...)

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Matthew J. LaPine

Founder and Artistic Director

Matthew J. LaPine is an active performer, educator, conductor, and composer in central New Jersey. He received the designation (read more...)

Maryann McGuire

Director of Development

Maryann McGuire is a mother of 3 and recently retired from teaching Math in the Edison Public Schools. She (read more...)


Shirley Smoyak


Dr. Shirley Smoyak is a psychiatric nurse and healthcare sociologist who holds a PhD in Sociology from Rutgers, from which she also (read more...)

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