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 Pennsylvania. She is a coach for the Lake Forest Swim Club.
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.
Leigh Anne Fake has rung for the Rings of Fire Handbell Choir of St. John’s United Methodist, Seaford DE 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. Pam currently serves as 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 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 has 37 combined years of experience as a teacher and home daycare provider.
Karen Jerolamon is a charter member of Capital Ringers. Karen 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 the librarian at her alma mater, Dover High School.
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 is a member of Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church, Ocean View, DE. During June 2016, performed in a choir ensemble of 200 hundred voices, accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in the Borough of Manhattan, New York City, NY. Performing with Capital Ringers is fulfilling Irene’s strong desire to ring for nearly twenty years.
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 Property Manager fort SeaScape Property Management, Lewes, DE and is involved with the Milford Little League Program.
Ed Shipley lives in Rehoboth Beach, DE and is Director of Music at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bethany Beach, DE. He earned a Master’s in Music Education from Towson University and taught a range of music courses for 38 years at Towson Catholic High School and The Catholic High of Baltimore. Ed also served as Director of Music in two Catholic parishes in the Baltimore, MD area for 37 years.
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 recently retired 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, where she also sings in the church choir.