Judy Britts, President- Folsom, California
Ms. Britts received her Bachelor of Arts in music from San Jose State University where she studied both choral conducting and piano performance. She earned her Masters of Arts in Education at California State University, Sacramento. Her thesis, “Keep Dancing on the Inside” is a study of the affects that the other arts (visual, dance, and theater) can have in a choral rehearsal and performance.
Now in her second round as a member of the national board of directors, Mrs. Britts has served on the boards of two chapters and has led workshops, festivals and camps, around the country.
Ms. Britts brings a passion for both music and for children to everything she does. Her desire is to unlock the world of music for children to experience, understand and enjoy. Her approach is to allow the children to experience music from every style, genre, and culture while giving them the foundation of pure and excellent singing suitable for the child’s voice.
Heather Potter, President-Elect- Charlotte, North Carolina
Heather lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Kenney, and their daughter, Syl.
Randall D. Engle, Past-President- Troy, Michigan
After graduating from Calvin College and Seminary, he was the first-ever ordained minister of Music in the Christian Reformed Church, a position he held at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church of Bloomington, MN. After moving to Michigan he received a Ph.D. from Oxford where he researched the organ controversy in the Netherlands during the Reformation. His current project is a book entitled Sound Theology, an examination of protestant conceptions of sound, and how sound (instrumental, choral, spoken) is best be used, or not used, in worship. His book Serving in Church Music Ministry (Zondervan) is now in its third printing.
Engle is current President of the Choristers Guild and a trustee of Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI). He is married to Kathryn Poel, herself a music educator and past director of the Junior Singers of the NorthfieldYouth Choirs. He resides in Troy, Michigan with his wife, two children and miniature dachshund Milly.
Andy Masetti, Secretary-Treasurer- Rockville, Maryland
Andrew Masetti was born in New York City and was raised in Yonkers and White Plains, NY. After receiving his B.A. cum laude with honors in music from Williams College, he joined General Electric's Financial Management Program in Schenectady, New York. During a fifteen year career with General Electric, Andy was a Corporate Auditor and held financial management positions in GE's power generation services, turbine, and aerospace businesses and was a consultant for government compliance programs. Subsequent to the sale of GE Aerospace to Martin Marietta, Andy joined Diagnostek Inc., a pharmacy benefit manager, as their Chief Financial Officer. He has been CFO of Harte Hanks Response Management business, VP-Finance and Principal Accounting Officer for Sun Healthcare Group, a leading senior care and ancillary services provider, CFO of Marriott Senior Living Services, and CFO of ASI Health, a healthcare technology and business processing company. Andy is currently CFO, Treasurer, and acting Chief Information Officer for Remedi SeniorCare, a leading provider of pharmacy services to nursing homes and assisted living communities. Andy is a member of the Financial Executives International, the Maryland Technology Council, and is a board member of the MidAtlantic Business Group on Health.
Andy and his wife, Janet, have two children, Katie and Lizzy. Janet is a financial executive with The Defiant Requiem Foundation. Andy is an avid (and improving) runner, enjoys gardening, and is an associate class agent for his Williams College class as well as participates on the development committee for his church.
Sara Powell, - Hartwell, Georgia
Currently a free-lance writer living in Hartwell, GA, with her husband, a retired university professor and administrator, Sara has been active in church music life since she was a teen-ager. A soloist and choir member, Sara has on several occasions filled in as an interim choir director and still substitutes for the minister of music.
Introduced to handbells in the mid-60’s, Sara has been a ringer and/or director ever since, directing in churches in Athens, Macon, and Hartwell GA. A long-time member of AGEHR (American Guild of English Handbell Ringers), Sara served on the board of Area IV of AGEHR and led several workshops at area meetings. Bell choirs included a four-in-hand ensemble, several ladies’ groups and several mixed groups. Solo ringing has also been a part of Sara’s bell experiences.
Sara wrote several dramas for use in conjunction with the choir of First Baptist Church of Hartwell’s Christmas performances, some of which are available on www.dramashare.com. She was also commissioned to write the play for Hart County’s sesquicentennial which was performed by the local theater.
Other activities include serving on the board of Baptist Center for Ethics (www.ethicsdaily.com), a term on the Coordinating Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), former moderator of CBF of Georgia, former board member of Touching Taliaferro with Love (a ministry to a poor, rural county in Georgia). She also co-teaches a couples’ Sunday School class.
Sara’s meditations are available at www.liftyourheart.com
Teri Larson, - Maple Grove, Minnesota
Under Ms. Larson’s direction The Basilica Cathedral Choir has grown to over ninety members, published three compact disc recordings, embarked on a concert tour of Italy and Austria (1999) and the West Coast (2009), and been selected to perform at both local and national ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) conventions.
Ms. Larson is the founder of three children’s choirs at the Basilica, and directs a semi-professional Schola Cantorum. The Basilica Cathedral Choir, along with the Cathedral Choristers, joined forces with the Minnesota Orchestra for a repeat performance of “To Be Certain of the Dawn,” (Stephen Paulus and Michael Dennis Browne) under the direction of OsmoVänskä which culminated in a professional recording on the BIS label, released in February of 2009.
Ms. Larson has served as contest adjudicator, festival chorus director at numerous choral festivals, and is a member of ACDA, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Choristers Guild, the American Federation of Pueri Cantores and the Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians. She has served as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Worship in the Minnesota Central Division Chapter of ACDA, served a three year tenure as the Twin Cities Chapter President of Choristers Guild. She currently is proud to serve on the National Board of Directors for Choristers Guild. In October of 2009 she was inducted in the Arts and Activities Hall of Fame at Thomas Jefferson High School in Bloomington, MN and in April of 2010, received the 2010 Lake Conference Achievement Award for Fine Arts. She resides in Maple Grove, Minnesota with her husband, Don Krubsack and children, Jeff and Ellan.
Oscar Page, - Sherman, Texas
As President Emeritus, Dr. Page assisted in the presidential transition by serving as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement in 2009-2010. He continues to serve the new president as an advisor and consultant in the areas of governance and development. He was named by the president of Rollins College as a Presidential Fellow at the Winter Park Institute during the 2010-2011 year. Following his twenty-two years as a university or college president, he is serving as a consultant with AGB Search and as a mentor to new presidents for the NCAA.
President Page has served on the boards of directors of the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities (past president) and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (past board chair), as well as on the Council of Presidents of the Alliance for Higher Education (past chair) and on the Appeals Committee of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He has served two terms on the boards of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, and one term on the board of the Institute for the International Education of Students. He served as president of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Commission. He has chaired the Criteria and Review Committee as a member of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and chaired over thirty-five special or reaffirmation committees for the Commission on Colleges.
In addition, Dr. Page has served on several national commissions, including the Presidents’ Commission and the Division III Management Council for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as well as the American Council on Education’s Commission on Women in Higher Education. He received the Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award in April 2006 from District IV of CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) for his leadership in successfully completing a $120 million comprehensive campaign at Austin College.
Throughout his career, President Page has been an active leader in community, church, and civic affairs. He has served as Chamber of Commerce president in two cities, Rotary president in one, chairman of a hospital board, and honorary chair of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He has served on the boards of directors of the United Way, Junior Achievement of Grayson County, and the March of Dimes. Currently, he is serving on the Board of Choristers Guild which is a national non-profit organization with the goal of nurturing the spiritual growth of children and youth through music.
Before filling the presidency at Austin College, Dr. Page served for six years as the president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and spent ten years at Lander College in South Carolina, where he was provost and vice president for academic affairs and was appointed as acting president for a term. President Page also served as dean of the college at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia (1971 - 1978) and was a member of the history faculties of the Universities of Georgia (1967 – 1971) and Western Kentucky (1964).
His wife, Anna Laura, holds a master of music theory degree from the University of Kentucky and is a professional musician who has published numerous choral, keyboard, and handbell compositions. Mrs. Page is an accomplished pianist and organist.