Director of handbell choir at St. John’s UMC, Kansas City, MO
Cheri has been playing handbells for twenty years. She took over the leadership of the choir when the funding was eliminated from the budget “just to keep it going.” That was 8 years ago.
She attended her first National Seminar in Cincinnati and was excited to learn so much about directing and playing handbells. She has sent portions of her choir to three area festivals and several local festivals and they always learn so much.
By training she is a retired structural engineer. Cheri has always had music in her life, from choral choirs to playing the piano and organ in church, to now leading the handbell choir. She still enjoys playing the handbells and is starting to play four in hand with her small six-person ensemble.