Heather Beauchamp has rung with the Heavenly Ringers of Asbury United Methodist Church, Harrington, DE since 2005. She was raised in Harrington, and she works in her childhood school district, Lake Forest, as a school psychologist. Heather graduated from Washington College, Chestertown, MD, and Indiana University of PA.
Charles Davidson joined in 2018. Previously, he was a member of the Potomac English Handbell Ringers of Fort Washington, Maryland. He also sings baritone and performed in the Washington D.C. area. Davidson moved to DE in 2002 and, when not making music, he designs and installs solar electric power systems for Clean Energy USA in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Mimi S. Dupont spent years writing reportage and features for newspapers as well as advertising copy, public relations releases, organizational documents, state and national grant proposals, parent notes to teachers, and a doctoral dissertation. She now writes poetry and personal essays, and rings with St. Martha's Episcopal Church. She lives halfway between Dagsboro, DE and the eastern edge of the continent.
Susan Eshelman started playing clarinet and singing in church at an early age; then she added flute, sax and handbells by the time she attended Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. In 2000, Susan joined the Dover Presbyterian Bells of Praise. She is a Certified Personal Coach and Meeting Room Leader for Weight Watchers. She is currently finishing a BS in Behavioral Science at Wilmington University.
Pam Ferguson is a Compliance Officer for East Coast Property Management, Milford, DE. Pam currently serves as President of the Delaware Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Her interest in music began at the age of 5 when she started piano lessons, and later she added the flute. Pam rings at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford, DE.
Christine Fox-Roberts played flute, piano, handbells and snare drum during her childhood, and was a music major in college until she pursued a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in NJ. Christine rings with the Deo Gloria Ringers of The Lutheran Church of our Savior, Rehoboth Beach, DE, and she is a general dentist in Bethany Beach, DE.
Claire Grabiak played handbells at King of Kings Lutheran Church near St. Louis, MO for 20 years before moving to Lewes, DE in 2015. She is a chemist turned stay at home mom for whom volunteerism became a way of life. She now occasionally rings with Deo Gloria ringers at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach, DE and she is a volunteer with Read Aloud Delaware.
Betsy Gray began ringing in 1974 at the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, OH. Currently, she directs the Bells of Praise at the Presbyterian Church of Dover, DE. Betsy also sings with the Faithful in Flannel and the Chancel Choir at the church. Prior to retirement, Betsy has 37 combined years of experience as a teacher and home daycare provider.
Karen Jerolamon is a charter member of Capital Ringers. She started ringing with the Bells of St. Andrew’s, Dover, DE in 1993. Karen graduated from Catawba College, NC, with a major in Sociology, and earned a Master of Instruction/Library from the University of Delaware. Karen is a retired school librarian..
Karen Mahaffie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy, and teaching certifications in Elementary and Special Education. In addition to handbells, she plays the flute. Currently she rings with the handbell choir of Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Since retiring from teaching, Karen enjoys selling toys at Kids’ Ketch in Lewes, DE.
David Mangler began reading music and playing musical instruments at the age of 5. He has played a variety of brass and woodwinds throughout elementary and high school years and was a church organist during high school. He is retired from the Navy, is a Registered Nurse, and currently works for the State of Delaware. He first rang with the handbell choir of the Metropolitan Community Church while stationed in Washington, D.C.
Judy Moore has been involved with handbell choirs for over 40 years, and is a member of the Handbell Musicians of America. She earned a Master's degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Judy is retired from conducting the Delaware Choral Society, and Director of Music Ministry at Epworth UMC in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Glen Pruitt has been ringing English handbells since 1990. When he is not making music, Glen works as a consultant to non-profit organizations and government agencies, particularly in the HIV/AIDS field. Glen and his family live in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Neal Richard started ringing with the Reformation Lutheran Church, Milford, DE handbell group at the age of 16, and has been a member of his church’s choir since 2008. He is Property Manager for SeaScape Property Management, Lewes, DE, and is involved with the Milford Little League Program.
Leslie Smoyer began ringing in 1993 at Good Shepherd UCC, Boyertown, PA. She currently rings with Long Neck UMC in Long Neck, DE. Leslie has earned a Special Education /Elementary Education degree from Kutztown University, PA, and a Master's degree from Cabrini College, PA. She has been teaching for 13 years in PA and DE.
Vicki Stockslager is a charter member of Capital Ringers. She plays piano and vibes, and started ringing handbells in 1987. She is a Project Manager for MidAtlantic Farm Credit in Dover, DE.
Linda Weamer rings in various choirs in the tristate area. During her childhood in MD, she learned organ and expanded to learning percussion instruments. Linda graduated from Neumann University in Aston, PA, and Penn State University, Great Valley, PA. She works at AmeriHealth Caritas DE in Quality Management, improving care of the Medicaid population in Delaware.
Nancy Yost is a retired teacher from the Milford, DE School District after 17 years. She has played the organ since the age of 5. She started ringing bells in 2006 with the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford, DE where she also sings in the church choir.