Kallam Grove Staff and Leaders

Nathanael Putnam

Pastor

Nathanael, a native North Carolinian, grew up in Greensboro where his father is pastor of our sister EC church, Trinity Church.  He attended UNC-Chapel Hill studying ancient Greek and Latin as he prepared to embark on a teaching career.  He soon realized that God was preparing him to teach for the church.  After graduating college, he attended North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago.  While at North Park, he performed a year-long internship teaching at Alaska Christian College in Soldotna, Alaska.  There he met his wife, Mary, who was managing the dorms as a counselor.

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Megan Coleman

Lay Leader

 

As chief administrative lay officer in the church, Megan presides over all business meetings and serves as ex-officio member of all boards and committees.

Keith Larson

Director of Music

Keith Larson, Kallam Grove’s Director of Music, is responsible for developing and leading the worship music ministry of Kallam Grove in consultation with the pastor in a way consistent with our mission, values, and theology. In addition to his position at Kallam Grove, Keith is a “Total Percussion” educator in Greensboro, North Carolina offering a complete percussion education to children and adults. Keith is the president of Triad Total Percussion Inc., a non-profit community organization featuring The Triad Panhandlers Steel Drum Bands and PreKussion children’s music program for ages 4-8 years old. In addition to his role as an educator, Keith is a composer/arranger of many works for percussion, percussion ensemble, chamber music, choirs, concert bands, symphony orchestras, and jazz band. His published works are available from C. Alan Publications and Southern Music Company.

Taylor Schmidt

Worship Pianist

Taylor is a General Music and Children’s Choir teacher in Alamance-Burlington Schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has taught music at all levels grades K-12 in both band and choral programs. Taylor began playing the piano at six years old, and began teaching private lessons to children ages 4+ while earning her bachelor’s degree. Taylor has performed with a wide variety of ensembles on her three primary instruments of flute, piano, and voice with groups such as the VCU Symphony (principal flute), and the Richmond Symphony Chorus (soprano).