Pastor G was assigned to Madison Ave beginning July 1, 2021. As a long-time Derby resident, she is so excited to see ministry bloom in her community!
Evelyn is the friendly voice on the other end of the phone. After serving for over 20 years as our Church Secretary, Evelyn has taken on the new role of Office Administrator.
Glenda Couch is both a member of the Madison Ave family and the person who takes care of the cleanliness of our building.
They say cleanliness is next to godliness!
Luke Harnish is the newest addition to the Madison Ave staff. He is currently a master's student at Wichita State studying Opera Performance. He has already earned both a bachelors of Music Education and Masters of Education from Vanderbilt University.
John Goering, Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano – Wichita State University, joined the Madison Avenue Music team earlier this year.
John performs as a pianist throughout the Midwest, both as a leader and sideman. Current projects include the Barbara Baxter Trio, Marshall Matthews, Fields of Jazz, and Cubana Bop Latin Jazz ensemble, as well as solo work and leader of his own jazz trio. In addition, he is musical director, conductor, and arranger for WSU Banda Hispanica, a salsa/Latin jazz group which frequently performs locally.
As an educator, John maintains an active private studio, teaching many styles of piano including: classical, jazz, pop, latin, sacred, improvisation, theory, composition, and arranging.
After completing his BM and MM in music performance from Wichita State University, John relocated to Denver in 2002, performing as pianist/musical director with groups such as Mistura Fina, Conjunto Colores, and the Denver Civic Theater. He was also on the music faculty of University of Colorado at Denver. John returned to Wichita, in 2005, to join the jazz faculty at Wichita State University, where he currently teaches jazz piano, jazz arranging, jazz history, World Music, including two online classes. His former teachers include Eric Gunnison, Chucho Valdes, Rebecca Mauleon, Andrew Trechak, Robert Spillman, Michael Spiro, Ed Soph, J.C. Combs, and Matt Wilson.
Madison's temporal and spiritual life is organized by two groups of dedicated volunteers. The Council of Stewards and the Staff/Pastor/Parish Relations Committee.
This body oversees all operational areas of the church AND takes time yearly to discern the spiritual direction of the body.
This year's Council is filled by the following:
Chairperson: Dawn Collins* '21
Vice Chair: Kelly Jones*+ '23
Secretary: Patty Gerwick '23
Lay Leader: Elma Ash '21
Pastor: Ginny Atkinson-Hall
Kelly Jones* '23
Chris Hayes '22
Glenda Couch '21
Dawn Collins* '21
Tricia Hayes '22
Al Judd '21 (Finance Secretary)
Mary Ann Aldrich '21 (Treasurer)
SPPRC Chairperson: Annette Jones* '21
Young Steward at-large Evan Hayes '23
*Indicates more than one role
+Automatic Chairperson in following year
'XX date is year they compete term
Chairperson: Annette Jones* '21
David Judd '22
Becky Van Blaricon '22
Marilyn Gean '23
Larry Gerwick '23