Dawn Jantsch has been Executive Director of Choristers Guild since 2017. She specializes in organizational management, focusing on strategic planning, financials, and governance, with specialties in the entrepreneurial field. She has 31 years of experience serving as chief executive of trade and professional associations, as well as charitable and educational foundations. Dawn is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), and Accredited in Public Relations (APR). She serves on the executive committee of The Church Music Publishers Association, and on the Church Music Publishers Association Action Fund, and served as a nonvoting member on the Dallas Chapter of Choristers Guild for four years.
An active public speaker, media contact, and business advocate, Jantsch represented businesses and causes at city, county, state, and international levels. She was also appointed to a number of civic and government committees by elected officials from both parties in several cities and counties. A long-time chorister in four different cities, Dawn has sung Rutter's Gloria, The Gift of Life and Visions, Faure’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Orff's Carmina Burana. Dawn is a true Chorister, having been taught to sing by member Gordon Palmer at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, IL, in high school.
She currently volunteers at AARP as an advocate. She lives in the Dallas area with her husband Ted, a poodle, and a Maltese, two of 39 dogs she has fostered.
Director of Marketing since 2018, Pam Harris has taken the helm for everything that falls under the marketing umbrella. From making sure the bi-monthly magazine The Chorister is out the door on time to keeping the website up to date, Pam has probably played a hand in making it happen.
Pam graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She has served as an editor in one capacity or another for many North Texas publications including the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, and WFAA-TV.
She made her jump from media to Marketing and Communications when she was named Communications Coordinator at Spring Valley UMC where she stayed for almost five years before joining the team at Choristers Guild.
When she’s not working, Pam and her husband enjoy exploring the greater DFW area and beyond with their two teenage girls.
Trevor is a musician, and plays piano, trombone, ukulele, and has dabbled in other brass instruments. He also plays handbells and chimes, and has a beautiful singing voice.
Trevor loves classical and jazz music, and has been a part of various music ensembles throughout his life. He joined Choristers Guild in February 2022 as supply chain associate.
Amy grew up playing instruments, singing in choirs, and was drum major of her high school's marching band – now a professional singer, she performs regularly in ensembles across America and Europe, including the Zurich Chamber Singers, La Cetra Vokalensemble, Junger Kammerchor Basel, Verba vocalis, La Fiamma, Contre le Temps, and Quod Balensi. In June 2022 she recieved a Masters in Renaissance Ensemble Performance from Schola Cantorum Basilisnsis in Switzerland, and she is continuing at the conservatory working on an artist diploma. She also holds degrees from Baylor University in Church Music (2015), and the University of Birmingham, England in Early Music (2017).
In her free time Amy enjoys knitting, yoga, playing with cats, thrifting, exploring, and working for Choristers Guild!
Jimena Ramirez is a Communications Associate at Choristers Guild. She is a graduate from The University of Texas at Arlington with her Bachelors in Public Relations and Advertising. At Choristers Guild she assists in marketing activities such as email and direct mail marketing, social media, webinar series and more. Prior to joining Choristers Guild, she gained experience at Bolt PR as a PR Intern and Hagar’s Heart as a social media intern.
In her free time Jimena loves working out, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Victoria Kennedy is the Education Associate at Chorister’s Guild. She received both her Bachelor’s in Music and her Master’s in Public Administration on the Nonprofit Management track from the University of North Texas. She has interned with the Cayambis Institute for Latin American Studies in Music as their Operations Assistant and at KERA as their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Intern. She has a passion for classical music and grew up taking voice lessons and being in choir.
In her free time, she loves baking, thrifting, listening to vinyl, and movie nights with her friends
Janelle graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in voice. She worked as a K-6 music teacher in the Little Rock School District for one year and then her career took a turn into the business world in the tech industry in which she worked for 35+ years. She is currently singing throughout the DFW area for various churches. When not singing or working, Janelle loves to play disc golf with her husband Greg, shop, travel, or read a good book!