Meet our Board of Advisors:
R. Michael Sanchez was born--to his great surprise!--in Walla Walla, Washington and grew up in nearby Milton-Freewater, Oregon. He attended Mt. Hood Community College on a jazz trumpet scholarship and earned his Bachelorís Degree and teaching credentials at Portland State University. During his time at MHCC, Michael started studying voice and has served as a tenor section leader at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Portland, Oregon.
Michael has served as Music Director at St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Oregon City, Oregon and currently serves as Handbell Choir director and Verger at Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Vergersí Guild of the Episcopal Church.
Keeping a modest performance schedule, Michael plays trumpet in pit orchestras, chamber ensembles, symphonic bands, and a variety of other groups. He sings in studio sessions, private functions, choirs, musical theatre, at church (of course!), and other events around the Portland Metro area.
Michael has worked as a music engraver for a major sacred music publishing company and regularly arranges, orchestrates, and engraves music for clients in the US and Canada.
Currently, Michael is a Band Director in the Camas School District in Camas, Washington.
Jeremy Sullivan has enjoyed the rarity of calling Virginia home despite being reared in a military family. He 'caught' piano early on and was observed picking out melodies from hymns sung in worship on his grandmother's instrument. His dream was to be another "Mr. Holland" from the movie, Mr. Holland's Opus, except as a choral musician. A sense of calling to a vocation in ministry after his first year of college brought a shift to his studies and he completed his undergraduate degree in Church Music at Trevecca Nazarene University in 2001. He earned his Master's of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2005 receiving the Hoyt Hickman Award for liturgical scholarship and practice. He was later ordained an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene.