Linda grew up in Avon and attended this church as a child. She sang in the children’s choir and played bells with the youth bell choir. Her early interest in music and playing the piano led to the decision to attend SUNY at Potsdam to study music education. After graduating from Potsdam, she went to Northwestern University and earned a Master of Music with a concentration in piano pedagogy. The Avon United Methodist Church has been an important part of Linda’s life. She has been the music director for 20 years. Linda also directs the bell choir, coaches the Living Son Men’s Group, leads the praise band and plays piano periodically. She is passionate about the joy and meaning that music can bring to the worship experience. It has been a great blessing for her to have the opportunity to make music with such a fabulous and dedicated choir throughout these many years. She is thankful for this church and the opportunity to serve God through her music. Linda and Scott were married in our church in 1981. They have three children: twin daughters, Kari and Kristin, and their son, Philip.