Chairman, Board of Directors
Terry has been a proud member of The NCC since June 2007 singing in the Baritone section. Terry returned to singing in 1992 when he was a member of the Portland (Maine) Symphony Choral Group, sang in the Little Rock (Arkansas) Catholic Cathedral Choir and since 1997 with the Hagerstown (Maryland) Choral Arts.
He and his wife, Kathy, of 38 years are proud parents of 5 children and 4 grandchildren. They are active members for the St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown.
Terry is President of a 41-store footwear chain know as Super Shoes. He started out in the shoe business in Cincinnati, OH, selling shoes part time as a college student. Terry served in Wiesbaden, Germany, as an officer in the U.S. Army. Terry holds a Business Management degree from the University of Cincinnati.
“I have received so much by being a member of this wonderful organization. Serving on the Board of Directors is one way I can give back!”
Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors
B. G. Fitzgerald has been a supporter of The National Christian Choir since his wife, Kathy, started singing with The Choir in 1994. He previously served on the Board of Directors from 1995 to 2001 and was Chairman from 1998 to 2001.
B. G. grew up in Stuarts Draft VA. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Logistics Management. He served in The United States Air Force for 20 years including time in Wichita KS, Vandenberg AFB in CA, The Johnson Space Center in Houston TX, and Grand Forks ND. After retiring from the Air Force, B. G. joined Booz Allen Hamilton in the Washington DC area as a management and technology consultant where he continues to assist government clients.
B. G. and Kathy are parents of one son, Scott, who lives in Melbourne FL. They are members of Grace United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg MD. B.G. enjoys refinishing antique furniture, watching major league baseball, and traveling.
B. G. is very pleased to be back on the Board of Directors and looks forward to helping shape the Choir’s future.
Secretary, Board of Directors
Richard Stevenson began singing bass with the NCC in July of 2009 after singing with church choirs for a number of years. Dick is convinced that his calling to the Choir was the work of the Lord and he has been inspired by the vision and mission of the NCC.
He and his wife of 28 years, Margo, share 3 sons and daughters-in-law as well as 8 wonderful grandchildren. Dick is retired after 38 years as an elementary school principal in New Jersey and in Montgomery County, Maryland. They are active members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Kensington, Maryland and are involved in a number of activities including many years in Stephen Ministry.
After serving as vice president and president of the NCC Choir Council, Dick found a void in his life that encouraged him to “wait upon the Lord” for the next step in his walk. The opportunity to join the Board of Directors is now a proud and humbling way for him to bring enthusiasm and administrative organizational skills to move the NCC into a very bright future.
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Lynn Hounslow has been a member of The National Christian Choir since 1995. She previously served on the Board of Directors from 1998 through 2000, and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Board.
Lynn has more than 30 years of accounting and financial management experience in both public and private industries. She was most recently the Chief Financial Officer for Reznick Group, PC, a top 20 national public accounting firm providing accounting, tax and business advisory services to clients nationwide.
In addition to singing, Lynn enjoys serving as a Volunteer Information Specialist for the Smithsonian Institution and travelling.
Lynn grew up in Florida and resides in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband, Michael.
Member, Board of Directors
Ed Bishop brings greater than 25 years of professional experience in corporate management, team leadership, business development, and strategic planning. He attends Chapelgate Presbyterian Church where he actively serves as a Deacon. For many years Ed sang with the Chapelgate choir and men’s ensemble, managed the audio-visual team, and has served on numerous committees.
Ed holds a Master of Engineering Management degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ed is married to Renee, and they have two daughters and a son. They reside in Ellicott City, Maryland and have been long-time supporters of the NCC.
Member, Board of Directors
John W. Cushwa was born and raised in Berkeley County, WV. He grew up on a dairy farm west of Martinsburg. After graduating from Shepherd College with a B.A. degree in Secondary Education, he taught for one year in Pendleton County, WV. In August of 1970 he married his wife Jeanie, who is now retired from teaching. In 1971 he returned to Berkeley County to become the band director at Hedgesville High School.
After teaching for several years, John resigned to return to manage the family farm and orchard. In 1982 he purchased the Martinsburg Printing Company, which he operated until 2002 when he sold the business and entered Wesley Theological Seminary as a full-time student in Washington, D. C. from which he graduated with a degree of Master of Divinity in May of 2005.
In March of 2006 he was called to the historic Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, where he served as pastor retiring in September of 2013. In May of 2008 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.
John continues to preach several times a month and is currently serving on several Shenandoah Presbytery committees and is a Commissioner to the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic of the Presbyterian Church (USA). John and Jeanie are the parents of three sons and seven grandchildren.
Member, Board of Directors
Sandy Day is a retired middle school counselor who lives in Mt. Airy, Maryland. She is a part-time employee of a research firm and conducts assessments and studies under contract to the US Department of Education.
In her volunteer life, Sandy sits on the Foundation Board of Frostburg State University. In addition, she is a member of the Montgomery United Methodist Church in Damascus, Maryland, where she sings in the Chancel Choir, is a liturgy leader, and belongs to Heritage Circle. She has served in several positions of leadership within the church. As a member of Alpha Xi Delta National Women’s Fraternity, Sandy has remained an active alumna and was a past volunteer leader on regional and national levels to support collegiate women. She also supports Autism Speaks, the fraternity philanthropy. Every year Sandy helps at the annual carnival in Mt. Airy to support the local fire company.
Sandy has been a singer since 1999 in the National Christian Choir and is a former Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of the Choir. She has served as chair of sponsorships for the annual Golf Tournament and helped with other special projects. She finds that serving in the NCC has contributed to her personal and spiritual growth and can still hardly believe that she is part of this glorious Choir, with wonderful Christians, under such special, God-given leadership. She continues to be excited about what lies ahead for the NCC and makes every effort to publicize events as well as encourage new members.
Member, Board of Directors
Matt Willard is a former member of The NCC’s PR/Marketing Committee and has served as a designer and marketing consultant for The NCC for several years. Matt is a member of the Board of Directors for Laurel Life Services, a Youth Mental Health Non-Profit in Pennsylvania.
Matt was raised in Wilmington, DE as part of a large extended family before moving to southwest Virginia where he attended and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a B.S. in Psychology. His education in psychology serves him well in his current field of marketing
Matt is a loving husband to his wife, Michele, and a devoted father to his son, Tyler (3). His professional experience and exposure should bring an evidence-based approach to marketing for the Choir.