Staff

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Reverend Dr. John H. Krahn

Pastor O'Rourk

Pastor Dennis O’Rourke

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Linda Boccafola

Church Administrator

Linda volunteers her time in the church office and is a valuable asset to both Faith Lutheran Church and Faith Nursery School. Linda is always willing to jump in and help out during the school day, and coordinates all church events. Linda is on the Youth and Family Committee, an Alter Guild member, sings with the Church Choir, and sees to it that coffee hour is ready on time.

 

Linda has been a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church for 48 years. She served on the Church Council for two terms, and spent one of the six-year terms as Council President. Linda taught Sunday School for many years and has been the Superintendent of the Sunday School for over 30 years. Linda worked at Faith Nursery School for over15 years as an Assistant Teacher, and as a Toddler Teacher.

 

 

Linda has lived in the community since 1969 and has three grown children.

All three attended Faith Nursery School and Sunday School, received First Communion, and were Confirmed here at Faith Lutheran Church. When she’s not here at church, Linda enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren.

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Travis Bloom

Choir Director/Organist

Travis Bloom is a sought after accompanist and coach in NYC. With a passion for the vocal arts, Mr. Bloom’s coaching platform is based on musical accuracy, performance practice techniques, dramatic integrity, diction accuracy, and vocal health in alignment with the Bel Canto school of singing. Mr. Bloom has strong sight-reading capabilities, concise rehearsal techniques, versatile stylistic vocal capabilities, and excellent musicianship as a collaborator. He recently joined the Indiana University Ballet and Opera Theater music staff as a rehearsal pianist and coach for Rossini’s Italian Girl in Algiers, Menotti’s The Last Savage, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. He has also accompanied numerous voice recitals, master classes, competitions, auditions, and opera workshop productions. Prior to coaching at IU, he worked as the chorus master for the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival (2010-2012) training opera choruses for Bizet’s Carmen and Verdi’s La Traviata. Most recently, Mr. Bloom served as the staff pianist for the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy in Germany where he was also selected to accompany auditions at the Baden-Baden Opera House. This fall, Mr. Bloom will serve as a staff rehearsal pianist for the Bronx Opera Company.

Mr. Bloom holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University and is an alumnus of Indiana University.