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Director of Chancel Choir, David Carew: 
David is in his twelfth year as Director of Choral Activities at  Southwestern Michigan College where he conducts four  ensembles, coordinates applied voice instruction, and teaches aural skills.  Before Southwestern, David taught middle and high school choral music in the Dowagiac and Edwardsburg School Districts.  He received his Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University in 1998 and completed a Master’s Degree in conducting from Michigan State University in 2005. David is the Director and Co-founder of the Dogwood Chorale, a semi- professional ensemble that operates under the umbrella of the Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival.  This ensemble facilitates a 6-12 grade choral camp in July which has served over 200 young singers from several area schools.  David has sung with the St. Joseph Valley Camerata for five seasons and had the privelage of appearing with them at the American Choral Directors Association regional conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2008.  He is the founding conductor of Southwest Michigan Symphony Chorus which serves as the primary choir for the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.  He has also prepared choruses for The South Bend Symphony Orchestra including a performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in Maestro Tsung Yeh's final appearance as artistic director in the Spring of 2016. He recently took a group of 30 community singers to Ireland on a cathedral tour in June with Music Celebrations.  David currently serves as the two-year college Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Michigan chapter of the American Choral Director's Association and previously on the Executive Board as Treasurer. He resides in Buchanan and has two children, Jacob (15) and Laura (10.) 
Oragantist / Accompanist, Joshua Goines:
Joshua Goines is a proud native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been completing a Bachelor of Arts in music with an organ emphasis degree from Andrews University. Joshua has served as organist and music director at the Chapel Hill United Methodist church from 2008-2013 and again in Fall and Winter of 2015-2016. From 2013-2015 he was the choral and hand bell director at Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market, VA as well as the organist of First Presbyterian Church of Staunton, VA. From Winter of 2016-late Summer of 2017, Joshua was associate music director at First Presbyterian Church in South Bend, IN. Music has been a passion of Joshua’s for as long as he can remember and he has a specific interest in ecclesiastical music. A second, lesser known passion of Joshua’s is food. From 2006-2011 he worked at a summer camp in the kitchen, eventually working his way up to head chef. It is his belief that food, like music, brings together people in a way that most other things can’t. He is thrilled to be a part of the FUMC Mishawaka staff and is looking forward to building relationships with everyone here.”