Since 2014, starting second career composing hymn-based videos, writing devotions and Bible Studies, as well as further publishing my church choir music and hymns
Hymn and church music composer and arranger since 1990
Published over 30 choral arrangements, hymns, and songs on this www.whitneytunes.com site
Volunteer Pianist, First Baptist Church of Gettysburg and the Men's Interfaith Luncheons, 2014 to present. I also play piano in a dixieland band in the Gettysburg area.
Director and Accompianist, Praise Team, Gaithersburg
Presbyterian Church, 2000-2014
Music Director, Presbyterian Men of the Mid-Atlantic Synod, July 2009 and July 2010 Conferences
Played piano for church worship services and Sunday school beginning at age 10
Trained in church music and classical music
Played piano professionally for a dance orchestra in the Washington, DC area
Church and Community Background
Participating at First Baptist Church, Gettysburg, PA since 2014. Volunteer with Meals on Wheels and
Gettysburg C.A.R.E.S. (Combined Area Resources for Emergency Shelter)
Member and Elder, Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1991-2014 -- co-founded the Growth & Evangelism Ministry in 1995. Directed and accompanied the GPC Praise Team 2000-2014.
Frequent devotion leader on Biblical topics and stories behind famous hymns
2013 Men's Conference Leader, Presbyterian Men of the Mid-Atlantic Synod
Member, Faith United Methodist Church, Rockville, Maryland, 1973-1990. Adult Bible Study Teacher; Chaired the Council on Ministries 1984-1986. Wrote devotions and articles on Biblical topics for the weekly church newspaper, the "Good News."
BA (Gettysburg College), MS (George Washington University), MBA with honors (University of Maryland)
Member, American Choral Directors Association (ChoralNet)
Member, Adams County Arts Council
Life Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Retired from career in satellite communications industry, 2014
My inspiration is from God, and my music is from my heart. Music is my "occupassion."
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.” -- Philippians 4:6-7 (The Living Bible)
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." -- 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)