Hi, I’m Jo Anne Taylor. Though I currently serve a United Methodist congregation, I do so as an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the the Evangelical Covenant Church. My first post – “God sings!” – tells you a lot about who I am, and who I think God is.
I’ve also been a singer and a teacher. Recording credits include solo tracks with the Kansas City Chorale (Nimbus Records: Alleluia, an American Hymnbook; Fern Hill), Rose Ensemble (Season of Angels; Slavic Holiday) and the Dale Warland Singers (Bernstein & Britten). I taught voice and choral music at every level from preschool to college for more than 25 years.
Then God called me to be a pastor. As I made my way through seminary and began to realize that when God asks for our ‘all’ God means all, I began to recognize that everything I ever learned about the art of singing and the practice of teaching applied to ministry. I still sing every day, and I hope you do, too.
I hang out on Twitter sometimes (@pastorsings), if you’d rather interact there than here on the blog.