Pictured above (with his siblings Mollie and Gabriel), you can find your new Director of Music: Douglas Montgomery Beach. Douglas is a native of Bel Air, Maryland. He began taking piano lessons against his own will at age 5 from his father. Douglas moved on to study with the Director of the Maryland Conservatory of Music. A graduate of New Covenant Christian School, Douglas led a student choir to the ACDA competition held at Lancaster Bible College. After high school, he studied music at Messiah College, where he formed a barbershop quartet called “The Grantham Gents”, who released a CD upon graduation. Douglas enjoyed singing in the concert choir at Messiah, under the direction of Linda Tedford. He is a proud member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and sings with the Hershey Chapter, Parkside Harmony, and went on to win a 3rd place international medal with the chorus in 2019 in Orlando. He also sings with a barbershop quartet called Taylor Made–you can find recordings of both ensembles on YouTube and Facebook! Douglas has served as the Director of Music at St John’s Hain’s United Church of Christ and Yorkshire United Methodist Church, and is thrilled to be a part of the St John’s Episcopal Church community!
Douglas enjoys riding his motorcycle, and would love to grab a beer with YOU at any local bar–just ask!