Church Staff

Pastor: Gary O’Gorman
Music Director & Choral Director: Erin Grainger
Organist: Stephan Conrady
Church Administrator: Sue Powers

Treasurer: Alan Shannon
Assistant Treasurer: Bill Cristman
Church Clerk:

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Gary OGormanGary O’Gorman is a lay pastor in the United Church of Christ. He has served four churches in Vermont as either interim or supply-plus ministry. He last served the Waterville Union Church as their Transitional Pastor. Gary has been a member of the Vermont Conference United Church of Christ Mission Committee and also served as a member on the Vermont Conference Search Committee who called The Reverend Dr. Lynn Bujnak as the Vermont Conference Minister. He is married to Joan, who works for the VNA as one of their chaplains. Gary and Joan have four children and two grandchildren. They live in Grand Isle, VT. Gary umpires high school and summer baseball, enjoyes traveling in their RV, kayaking, fishing, reading and eating!

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GraingerErin Grainger has recently made Vermont her home, and is active as a voice teacher, conductor, singer, and music director. She works with singers in a range of settings, from public school to university and in the community. Erin currently teaches at Saint Michael’s College, and is a professional soloist in the region. Erin holds a Master of Music degree in voice performance form McGill University, and undergraduate degrees in music and education from the University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto. She became the Choir Director of our church on July 1, 2016, and then also, Music Director on May 1, 2017. She is working now to enhance and invigorate our Music Ministry, expanding into our community.

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ConradyStephan Conrady spent most of this life in Kordel, a small town in Germany, near Trier, situated along the riverbanks of the Mosel.  he started playing the piano at an early age inspired by Cziffra, Horowitz, Perlemuter and Cortot. Living so closely to the Archbishop of Trier, he became fascinated by the grandness in size, sound and scope of the pipe organs.  Vitezslav Vorbornik, a Czech organist, pianist and composer took Stephan under his wings and taught him how to master this instrument.

He played during morning services at the Christkoenig Kirche and Jesuiten Kirche in Trier, the Protestant Church is Bitburg, St. Amandus in Kordel, and was invited to play for Bishop Stein on his 75th birthday. Stephan also played a big role in the band “Software” in their beginning phase, while performing on synthesizer and Fender Rhode E-Piano, which resulted in the release of two albums: “Syncode” and “Chip Meditation.” Stephan continued his studies and graduated as a pipe organ and harmonium builder from the Oscar Walker Institute in Ludwigsburg, one of the most famous and accredited trade schools for organ building in the world.

Outside of church, Stephan is known as Organ Builder, Technician, Tuning and Repair Specialist, and also as piano tuner and technician, in Vermont, New England and Quebec.