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.
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 pursuing a BS in Behaviorial Science at Wilmington University.
Leigh Anne Fake has rung handbells for church since 1999. She was born, raised, and continues to live in Seaford. Leigh Anne is a high school counselor. She earned a BS degree from Salisbury University and a MEd from Wilmington University.
Pam Ferguson is a Compliance Officer for East Coast Property Management, Milford, DE. She is the Past 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 New Jersey. Christine rings with the Deo Gloria Ringers of The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Betsy Gray began ringing in 1974 at the First Presbyterian Church of Warren, OH. Currently, she directs the Bells of Praise of 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 had 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 she 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.
Irene Mianecki attends Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church, Ocean View, DE, and she is a member of their handbell ensemble. Performing with Capital Ringers this season is fulfilling Irene’s nearly twenty year desire to ring handbells.
Rebecca Moore started playing bells at an early age with the Long Neck United Methodist Church Choir, Millsboro, DE. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Wildlife Conservation in 2015 and works as a biologist for an Avian Toxicology lab in Easton, Maryland.
John Quinn started studying piano at age 8, organ at age 14, and he attended Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, in 1999 where he was introduced to handbells. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. John 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 he has been a member of his church’s choir since 2008. He is a Property Manager for SeaScape Property Management, 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 in Dover, DE.
Nancy Yost is retired from the Milford, DE, School District. She has played the organ since the age of 5. She started ringing bells in 2006 with the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford, where she also sings in the church choir.