Rev. Keith Grogg
Pastor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Music | email@example.com
Vivian Hare became our Director of Music on January 1, 2019, overseeing the church’s music program, playing piano and organ, instituting and conducting the church choir, creating a Children’s Music program, directing special music, interweaving music with other church programs, selecting meaningful and inspirational music, and planning worship with the pastor.
Vivian is a graduate of Presbyterian College with degrees in music (pipe organ, magna cum laude) and religion (Christian education, magna cum laude). She has a Master of Arts degree from PSCE (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) in Christian Education and is a certified Christian Educator of the PCUSA. She was director of music, organist and choir director of Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church 2002-2015. From September 2016 through December 2018, she held a similar position at Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church. In between, she spent a year serving as pianist/choir director of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Asheville.
Also in Vivian’s background are more than 15 years as a Director of Christian Education at various churches, two years as a Volunteer in Mission in Taiwan, and more than five years serving at the national level of the PC(USA) in Louisville, culminating in the position of Director of the Mission Volunteer (USA) Program, in which she worked among the team that developed the YAV program.
Vivian has been coming to Montreat since before she can remember. She has been married to Keith Grogg since 1992 and they have two young adult children, John and Clara, who also have been coming to Montreat since before they can remember. Vivian’s mother, Clara Moore Hare, is a graduate of Montreat College. Vivian, Keith and Clara live in Montreat.
The Rev. Lynn Bledsoe
Pastoral Visitor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Administrator | email@example.com
Orginally from Alabama, Bonnie is most recently from New Orleans, LA where she worked at St. Charles Avenue Church as the Assistant to the Senior Pastor. After retiring in January 2023, she moved to Fairview, North Carolina with MP3 (better known as Bubba the cat). She is the oldest of five children, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a graduate of Georgia State University with a B.A. in History and Political Science. You can find her in the office from 9 A.M. – 12 noon, Monday-Friday.