Music Ministry Staff

Aaron Renninger – Director of Liturgy and Music

Carina Sturdy   Associate Director of Music

Suzanne Maerz -- Administrative Assistant

John Hopke - Coordinator Contemporary Ensemble

Abby Adamson - Coordinator Young Choristers

Liz Flynn - Choral Librarian

Mary Shannon - Soprano Choral  and Schola Scholar

Sara Richard - Soprano Choral and Schola Scholar

Laura Trowbridge - Soprano Choral and Schola Scholar

Marie Pellissier - Alto Schola Scholar

Claudia Kessel - Alto Choral and Schola Scholar

Jackson Pauley - Tenor Choral and Schola Scholar




Aaron E. Renninger is a native of Indiana and graduated cum laude from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance.  Aaron holds a Master of Sacred Music Degree from the University of Notre Dame studying under Dr. Craig Cramer, Professor and Artist in residence at the University.  He has completed advanced programs in choral conducting, chironomy, chant notation and hand bells and travelled throughout Northern Germany playing and researching historic pipe organs adding to his extensive knowledge of organ building.  Professionally, Aaron has served as organist, choirmaster and director of liturgy and music for several churches in the Midwest. As Director of Liturgy and Music at Saint Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg since January 2011, Aaron directs the parish choir, a schola ensemble, a Choral Scholars program, and a children’s choir, serves as the principal organist and is responsible for all liturgical planning for the parish.  He was selected to sit on the Liturgical Commission for the Diocese of Richmond and currently chairs the Diocesan Music Committee. He holds memberships in the American Guild of Organists, National Pastoral Musicians, Church Music Association of America and the Royal School of Church Music. 


For more information, contact the Liturgy and Music Office at 757-229-7723.