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. She is a coach for Lake Forest High School Swimming.
Susan Eshelman started playing clarinet and singing in church at an early age; then 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.
Pam Ferguson is a compliance officer for East Coast Property Management in Milford, DE. Pam served as past President of the Delaware Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders and Redevelopment officials. Her interest in music began at the age of 5 when she started piano lessons and later added the flute. Pam rings at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford, DE.
Christine Fox-Roberts played flute, piano, handbells and snare drum during 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 New Jersey. Christine rings with the Deo Gloria Ringers at the Lutheran Church of our Savior, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Betsy Gray began ringing in 1974 at the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, Ohio. She currently 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 her church. Prior to retirement, Betsy accumulated 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. Karen rings with the handbell choir of Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Since retiring from teaching, she enjoys selling toys at Kids’ Ketch in Lewes, DE.
Irene Mianecki is a member of the Taylor Handbell Choir at Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, DE. She is a retired family business owner, and is fulfilling her strong desire to ring in a performing handbell ensemble after many years.
Judy Moore has been involved with handbell choirs for over 40 years, and is a member of the Handbell Musicians of America. She is retired from conducting the Delaware Choral Society, and as Director of Music Ministry at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
John Quinn began studying piano at age 8, organ at age 14. He attended Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ in 1999 where he was introduced to handbells. John has appeared with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He also served as Associate Organist/Director of Handbell Ministries at Newark United Methodist Church, Newark, DE. John now serves as organist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Phoenixville, PA.
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 in Lewes, DE, and is involved with the Milford Little League Program.
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.
Nancy Yost is retired from the Milford, DE School District after a 17 year career. She has played the organ since the age of 5. Nancy started ringing bells in 2006 with the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford, where she also sings in the church choir.