Dan McClintock, Minister of Mission and Family Life
My family has always been a top priority for me and a tremendous source of joy. My wife, Anne, and I have been married for 36 years. She will retire from teaching (2nd grade) this year after 17 years with CMS. We have 3 children: Sarah, Emily, and Daniel. All three are married and living in NC and they have provided us with 4 beautiful granddaughters with another baby on the way! I’ve always loved sports of all sorts including skiing, climbing, running, tennis, etc. Current activities include golf, cycling, and scuba diving when the opportunity arises.
As soon as I saw the position description it seemed like a perfect fit for me. Missions has always been a central focus of my life and ministry. My wife and I moved to France when our children were 4, 5 and 7 years old because the need for ministry to university students there was so compelling. In my 19 years at UNC Charlotte, our group has been involved in a variety of local community service projects as well as taking annual spring break mission trips to places like Boston, New York City, Gulfport, and Florida to do inner city ministry, hurricane relief, and children’s ministry. And…I went on a mission trip to Cuba last September!
I have always emphasized the need for students to be involved in a church. The inter-generational aspect of church life is indispensable and church should bring people together at different stages of their lives. It’s important for parents to raise their children in an atmosphere that encourages the development of faith, surrounded by a loving and supportive community.
Mark Frye, Director of Music/Organist
Mark has held positions as Director of Music and Organist since the age of 16 in Baptist, United Methodist, Episcopal, and Lutheran churches. Having served parishes in Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina, he has also served as Organist in St. James Cathedral in Innsbruck, Austria and St. Ursula's Basilica in Munich, Germany.
Mark did his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina where his major was Music Education. He also received a degree in Organ Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston- Salem, NC where he was a Kenan Organ Scholar. He received his Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, where he was elected into membership in Pi Kappa Lambda.
Mark has done post-graduate studies toward his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting and Organ Performance from the University of South Carolina.” Mark’s musical pedagogy is clear – but more important than that is the kinship we already feel in terms of Mark’s approach to church music.
After nearly 20 years as the full-time Director of Music at St. James Lutheran Church in Concord, where he developed a full program of music for all ages, Mark opened Acquisitions Interiors two years ago and now spends his full-time hours as an interior designer. Moving his musical career to a part-time path opened him to consider our position.
When time permits, please introduce yourself to Mark and welcome him to Park Road. And, would you consider singing in the choir? We would love to have all current and former choir members, and any new members as well, to give Mark a warm Park Road welcome. Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:30p.