Staff – BOD2018-10-26T16:58:40+00:00

TERRY TIERNEY
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 known 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!”

REV. JOHN W. CUSHWA
Vice Chairman, 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.

JOHN DALLAVALE
Treasurer, Board of Directors

ANNE MYERS
Secretary, Board of Directors

J. RICHARD STEVENSON
Member, 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.

DAVID MENENDEZ
Member, Board of Directors

LINDA ROWE
Member, Board of Directors

DR. DAVID NIEBUHR
Member, Board of Directors