Mary Bruce-Dinkins has been the organist at Emmanuel UCC since April of 1975. More recently, she became the Music Director in 1992, when she began directing the vocal choirs in addition to her organist duties. Prior to Emmanuel, she was the organist at First Presbyterian Church (Oshkosh) for 5 years. She started taking piano lessons at age 7 and culminated her studies by attaining a B.S. Degree in Music (with organ emphasis) at UW-Oshkosh.
Mary is absolutely passionate about her music and her work with the church. She has done arranging and composing (mostly songs for the Children's Choir) and has written numerous hymn lyrics. In choosing music for any given Sunday or service, she spends a great amount of time studying the Lectionary as she believes that the music is a integral part of the worship experience and must relate the to rest of the service. She also strives to provide a solid balance between traditional and more contemporary hymns and anthems. In addition to her music interests, Mary enjoys golfing, gardening, fishing, and nature in general.
Contact Mary at: 920.235.8340