New Faces Around Christ Church
You may have seen them these past few Sundays, and we would like to formally introduce our two seminarians and our new interim director of music!
Adrienne Cox, DMA
We want to give a very warm welcome to Adrienne Cox as our interim Director of Music/Organist. She will no doubt be known to many of us here at Christ Church. We look forward to her musical contributions to our worship and our parish life.
Adrienne Cox, trained as a pianist for much of her formative years, has been playing the organ since college. She earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in sacred music and organ performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa in 2002 and the Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1994. In addition, she did post-graduate work in Germany from 1995 to 1996. Over the years, has served Episcopal churches as organist and choirmaster in the Boston area; in Chattanooga, Tennessee; and in Beaufort, South Carolina, during which time she was also a featured artist at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston. Adrienne has two children, Anna (18) and Miles (15), both of whom are accomplished musicians, and resides in Ooltewah with her family.
Tyler is a postulant from Gaffney in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina & a middler at the School of Theology. He worked as a librarian before coming to seminary. He came into the Episcopal Church on Easter 2017 while doing a year of service work in Chicago. He enjoys reading, live music, drinking tea, and hiking.
Hello, my name is Adam Nygren and I am a senior seminarian at the University of the South, Sewanee. Although I did not grow up Anglican, the moment I experienced the liturgy from the prayer book, I fell in love. The poetry and the connection to the Church throughout the centuries was like balm for my soul.
My occupation before coming to seminary was as an electrical contractor. I am a licensed Master Electrician and I still own my own electrical contracting company in both North and South Carolina. I have a business partner who runs the day-to-day operations of the company, and I have assumed a more administrative/consultant role.
I am deeply attracted to and fed by the Anglo-Catholic tradition, as I believe it is Anglicanism at its best. I am also deeply committed to continuing that tradition, and helping to spread its beauty and grandeur throughout the Episcopal Church.
In a world that can seem so ugly and broken by sin, we all need beauty in our lives, and I believe that is what our gorgeous tradition allows us to offer the world. A light that shines in the darkness, and a gospel for us to proclaim, that this darkness can not and will not overcome the light.
It is an honor and privilege to be here with you all and look forward to serving with you this year, all for the greater Glory of God.