Director of Music Ministriesoffice: 561-622-8818 Ext. 131
Jay was born and raised in Danville, Virginia. Prior to coming to West Palm Beach, he was the Director of Music Ministries at Watkins United Methodist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, for five years. His musical resume includes numerous engagements with the Choral Arts Society of Saint Francis in the Fields, the University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale, the Louisville Chamber Choir, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Kentucky Opera.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Louisville, where he was a graduate assistant for Dr. Kent Hatteberg in the choral department. During this time, he appeared in numerous tenor roles including Rodolfo in La Boheme and Alfredo in La Traviata for university and community opera theaters. He is a past member of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, and the American Choral Directors Association.
While continuing to work as a musician, Jay has also maintained a presence in the business community. Presently Jay is the Assistant General Manager for MV Transportation in West Palm Beach.