Jay sang with the choir from 2004-2014. A native of Delaware (just to the right of Pennsylvania) he has spent most of his adult life in the Chicago area. At the tender of age of 5 he was frequently asked to sing How Great Thou Art to admiring family members. His first recording was a 45 rpm back when such things existed.
Jay graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana with a B.A. in Communications and Theatre Arts. He is a Certified Financial Planner TM and works with a select group of individuals, families, and small businesses as a wealth manager.
Jay began singing with the South Jersey Young Americans and continued with the Taylor University Chorale during college (where he first met Jeff Hunt and Grace Bardsley). He has sung with West Suburban Choral Union, the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Choir, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the College Church in Wheaton Chancel Choir, College Church Singers, and with Opus 24 of Decatur, Illinois. He has performed roles including Charlie in Brigadoon, Huck Finn in A Mark Twain Production, Giles in The Mousetrap, Male Player in Elaine May's Adaptation, and directed a production of Maurice Maeterlinck's L'Intruse. Jay has served on the Board of Directors since 2007.
Jay's musical tastes are eclectic (or so his wife says).
Jay is married to his bride, Paige, of 36 years now and has three great children, Kelsey Fox (Stephen), Jameson his bride, also named Paige, and Joel. He is also now quite proud to be a grandfather to little Samson, Ezra, and Beatrice, truly a wonderful accomplishment. For fun he enjoys digital photography, videoography, reading, skiing, movies, skeet shooting, coffee with friends, cooking and has been known to travel internationally to smuggle bibles into countries which frown on such practices.