Joseph Baunoch holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University and is a member of the voice faculty at IUP. He has performed over 30 bass roles in over 50 operas with Toledo Opera, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Dicapo Opera Theater, Liederkranz Foundation, National Lyric Opera, and Opera Worcester, as well as the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed in several opera outreach programs across the country with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Toledo Opera, and Manhattan School of Music. Joe has been Calvary’s music director since 2009. He and his wife, Dina, have three children.
Rebecca Becker, a lifelong resident of Indiana County, joined the Calvary staff in 2010. She received her B.S. degree and M.Ed. degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Business Education. Her professional career includes teaching business at high school through university levels, designing and delivering corporate training and owning and operating a small business. Becky and her husband, Don, have three married sons and eight grandchildren.
Brenda Brock was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. She joined the Calvary staff in 2011. Her office experience is in both profit and not-for-profit organizations. Brenda and her husband, Tony, have two daughters.
Chris Butler was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania but moved to Boston, Philadelphia and finally to Detroit where she lived in the city and then the suburbs for 39 years before moving to Indiana, PA in 1988. She was empty nested at that time and finished her education at IUP with a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counseling. She is married to Barkley and they have two daughters and three grandsons who live in Michigan and Arizona.
Reverend Richard Cassel was raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College (AB), United Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Muskingum College (honorary DD). Ordained in 1964 at Presbytery of Miami Valley in Dayton, OH, he served congregations in Dayton, OH, Indiana, PA, and Lebanon, PA.
Tracee Denlinger is a New Jersey native with a Pennsylvania soul. She holds a BA in Religion from Westminster College and an MA in Counseling Services from IUP. She has lived in Indiana County since 2001 with her three children.
Becky has worked with handbell choirs in California, Michigan, Oregon, Alaska, and Pennsylvania. She says: “handbells are a unique instrument. They are accessible to beginners, but require that the player be open to learning musicianship.” Her husband, Michael Driscoll, is the President of IUP.
Ben Fitzgerald-Fye was born and raised in the Punxsutawney, PA area. He received his undergraduate degree in Theatre Performance from Seton Hill University and is currently enrolled in the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary’s distance M.Div. program. Ben has worked in human services for over twelve years with a focus on intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has also been a volunteer in domestic violence services for several years. He and his husband Sean currently live in Big Run, PA with their four cat children. They are both members of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney where Ben served as an Elder and Sean serves as a Deacon. Ben also serves the Presbytery of Kiskiminetas as the leader of the newly-formed Innovation Team.
Reverend David J. Hanna was born in Washington, Pennsylvania and raised in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. He is a graduate of Eckerd College (formerly, Florida Presbyterian College) in St. Petersburg, Florida, and received his Masters of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. David and his wife, Brenda, have two children.
Roberta Jones grew up in Calvary Church. She studied organ with Laura Knepshield in Apollo and Russell Wichman in Pittsburgh, and was organist at the Presbyterian Church of Mt. Washington for thirty years before accepting the position at Calvary in 2001. Currently, she is on the executive board of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. In October 2015 and 2016, Roberta was heard in recital on the 73-rank Reuter pipe organ at Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh. In addition to her home in Pittsburgh, Roberta maintains a family farm a few miles west of town, which is a favorite location for congregational picnics and outings.
Ken Leasure was raised in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He joined the Calvary staff in 2010. He is a former Army Reservist and enjoys golfing. Ken is married to his wife, Cindy.
Richard Smith, the Head Sexton, has lived in Indiana County for the past fifty years. Over the years he has developed into a Jack-of-all-trades which is helpful when working here at Calvary. Since being employed here, he has had to do almost everything but preach and play the organ.
Kristi Velardo was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. She has her BS in Business Administration from West Virginia Wesleyan and her MBA from East Carolina University. Kristi also helps in the family business. She and her husband, Pete, have one son.
A long time Calvary member, Ellen Werner is a choral and general music teacher in the Indiana Area School District. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster College and a Master of Arts in Music Education degree from IUP. Ellen and her husband, Rob, have two children.