St. George's Music Staff
Nancy Reiser, Director of Music Ministries
Nancy Reiser, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, began organ studies with Andrew Clarke while a student at the Bolles School. She received the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South, studying organ and choral conducting with Robert Delcamp, and the Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying organ with Todd Wilson and accompanying with Anne Epperson. Ms. Reiser has held church music posts in Jacksonville, FL, Sewanee, TN, Cleveland, OH, Nashville, TN, and most recently has been Organist- Choirmaster of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Austin, TX. She was second prize winner in the 1991 Gruenstein National Organ Competition, and has been the winner of several A.G.O scholarship competitions. She has served on the faculty of several national conferences for Church Music, Organ Pedagogy, and Liturgy. She is married to Richard Mischinski, and they have two daughters, Shealy and Kate, and a golden retriever, Savannah.
Gerry Senechal, Associate Director of Music Ministries & Organist
Gerry Senechal began his musical career at the age of eight when he became organist of his father’s Episcopal church. At ten, he joined the All Saints’ Men and Boys Choir of Worcester, Massachusetts under the direction of Ron Stalford. He sang with All Saints’ for four years, touring England with the choir and eventually being named Head Chorister. He left All Saints’ in 1994 to serve as Organist of Oakdale United Methodist Church in West Boyston, Massachusetts, where he remained until leaving for college. Gerry continued his education at the University of the South, where he received two prestigious music awards: the Judy Running Memorial Prize and Gilbert Gilchrist Memorial Music Award. He also was included in Who’s Who of American College Students, and was elected President of the University Choir which toured England three times. Upon graduation, Gerry completed a two-year music internship at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville before beginning ministry at St. George’s, where he now serves as Associate Director of Music Ministries. He is particularly passionate about his work directing St. Gregory’s Choir, who served as Choir-in-Residence at Washington National Cathedral this past July. He has played numerous concerts in the US and has toured with various groups overseas. Gerry enjoys improvisation, and in 2006 became a published composer when St. James Music Press released fourteen of his original free hymn accompaniments.
Kim Messer, Music Librarian & Administrator
Kim Messer has worked part-time at St. George’s since September 2009. Her love of performance art and writing began as a young child and has continued through her life and career. After working in the music publishing business for 15 years, Kim became an independent creative consultant and for the past 5 years she has worked as a marketing writer for Random House, as an editor for two memoirs, as script doctor and consultant on two musicals, and as an event planner for various organizations. She is the coordinator for our very own C3 Conference. A writer at heart, she has several church musicals in print and has written scripts for every major Christian publisher in Nashville, and she regularly writes on her blog at theothersideofthealtar.wordpress.com. Kim resides with her daughter Emma and their cat-dog Mo in beautiful Franklin, TN.
Aynsley Martindale, Music Leader for The Table
Aynsley came on staff in August 2011 as Music Leader for The Table, a new setting for worship here at St. George’s. She grew up in the Ann Arbor, MI area and is a 1998 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, earning her B.M.A. in Vocal Jazz Studies. A classically trained mezzo-soprano, Aynsley has sung with the Maynooth College Chamber Choir at the National Concert Hall in Dublin (Ireland), Nashville Opera Chorus, and is now in her 7th season as a professional singer in the Nashville Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus. She made her solo debut with the Nashville Symphony in March 2007, opening the second half of the concert for Irish tenor, John McDermott, in A Celtic Celebration. Aynsley directs her own 501(c)3 department of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl, with which she has served as a “musicianary” in Eastern Europe, group facilitator for Restore Ministries, and worship leader at Tennessee Prison for Women. She performs concerts, radio shows and recording sessions in various styles including jazz, rhythm & blues, classical, Irish folk, as well as sacred and contemporary worship. Aynsley has released several CDs: Passage is an eclectic inspirational collection, Cradle is a collection of lullabies from around the world, and Rhythm and Songs features her jazz vocals with the JJ Saint James Band.