The election of officers for 2016 – 2018 will be held at the April 25, 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Tacoma Chapter, at Christ Episcopal Church.
Slate of Officers
Dean: Naomi Shiga (currently Sub Dean)
Sub Dean: Una Hwang (currently a board member)
Secretary: Tom Clark
Treasurer: Sandra Tietjen (incumbent)
Board member at large: Satya Jaech (2-year term, completing Una Hwang’s term expiring in 2018)
Curt Sather (4-year term, expiring 2020)
Board member at large David Dahl continues on the board, 4-year term expiring 2018, and current dean Mark Brombaugh continues on the board as immediate Past Dean.
Submitted by the Nominating Committee: Betsy Buck, Tom Clark, Sandy Tietjen (chair)
Additional nominations may be made by petition of at least five voting members in good standing (dues paid) and should be received by the secretary, Joyce Hopkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than April 20. Any potential nominee must agree to being nominated.
Meet our new officer candidates
Tom Clark is a 1977 graduate of Duke University where he majored in music, studying organ with Fenner Douglass. He went to medical school, but continued to play as time allowed. After settling down with a permanent job on the faculty of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, he regularly played for services and weddings at Duke Chapel when one of the primary organists was away. He is regular substitute organist at Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma.
Satya Jaech is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, where she studied with William Hays and Eugene Roan. She received a graduate fellowship to study at the Berlin Hochschule fur Musik from 1974 – 1975, where she also sang with the Spandauer Kantorei. Satya has been Director of Music at several Lutheran churches over a span of 25 years, including Little Zion Lutheran Church in Telford, PA, St. John (now St. Mary and Martha) Lutheran Church in San Francisco, and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in
Vancouver, WA. She is also a licensed mental health counselor and spiritual director, a certified yoga instructor, and teaches meditation.
Curt Sather received a BM in Organ Performance degree from Arizona State University studying with Robert Clark, and MM & DMA from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Russell Saunders. Additional organ studies were with Phyllis Stringham, Catharine Crozier, and David Craighead, and harpsichord with John Metz (ASU) and Arthur Haas (Eastman).After a 13-year tenure as Organist & Choirmaster at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, Scottsdale, AZ, he was organist at the historic basilica of San Miniato al Monte, Florence, Italy, as well as secondary organist of the Duomo (Cathedral) of Florence. He was recently on the staff of Rosales Pipe Organ Builders, Los Angeles, and organist at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Palos Verdes, CA, and since October 2015, Interim Organist & Choirmaster of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Olympia. He has served on the Central Arizona Chapter AGO as Member at Large, Treasurer, and Dean; and on the Program Committee for the Los Angeles AGO Chapter.