CMS Board of Directors
Jim Taylor, his wife, Lori, and two daughters, Katie and Jamie, moved to Stonington 10 years ago from Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. He has been an active member of Calvary Church having served on the Vestry for 3 years and participating on several committees and in community outreach programs. He is currently in his third year as the Music School Board President. Professionally, Jim has spent over 17 years in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of middle and senior level roles. When not working, he enjoys golf, boating, and spending time with his family.
Rick Bromley is a lifelong resident of Stonington and a fourth generation member of Calvary Church. Rick and his wife Daryl have been married for 38 years and reside in Mystic. They have two grown sons, Christopher and Gregory. Rick has served on as a member of the Calvary Vestry, Building and Grounds Committee, and Rector Search Committee. Music has been a lifelong love for Rick that he expresses as a member of the Calvary Ringers. Rick has witnessed the beginnings of CMS and has watched it grow and flourish. Rick holds degrees in graphic design and advertising, and for the past 24 years, has enjoyed owning and operating The Holly Wreath Christmas Shop in Stonington.
dr. matthew provost, artistic director, calvary music school
Connecticut native Matthew N. Provost is Organist & Choirmaster at Calvary Church, Episcopal in Stonington, CT where he leads a vibrant adult and youth music ministry, and performs regularly on Calvary’s magnificent Richards, Fowkes & Co mechanical action pipe organ. He also serves as Artistic Director and Instructor of Organ at Calvary Music School, a community educational initiative of Calvary Church.
Meg Raftis, vestry REPRESENTATIVE
Music has been an important part of Meg Raftis's life beginning with "rhythm band" in the 2nd grade. In the 5th and 6th grades she and her classmates sang at funerals at St. Mary Church in Plainfield, N.J. They sang the Latin Requiem Mass just as Durufle wrote it, with, yes, the "Dies Ire" included! But, Meg was in college when she fell passionately in love with classical music after a friend loaned her his collection of LPs. Her favorite composers are Mendelssohn and Haydn. Meg has sung with many choirs and is a member of the Calvary Church bell choir. Her choral instructors used to say that when you sing you pray twice. Meg likes to think that when you ring, you do too.
Harriet Statchen is the proud parent of two treble choristers at the Calvary Choir School, and an occasional singer herself. Her family has been associated with the parish for more than a decade, since her kids attended Calvary Nursery School. She works for Connecticut Public Radio in Hartford, as managing editor of the station's newsroom. Originally from Scotland, she has made Stonington her home since 2000. She is particularly interested in CMS's outreach efforts to the wider community.