Gerald’s first contact with the church was in 2007 when he subbed for then-music director/guitarist Steve Elliot. He began playing pedal steel in the church regularly shortly thereafter, became a member, and in fall 2012, was named music director. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he lives in Carroll Gardens with his wife Genevieve and their two children Ilse and Paul. He is delighted to program and perform the music for worship every week and counts his involvement in the church among the greatest of his many, many blessings.
Possibly the only NYC church MD who also has a CDL, Gerald has played pedal steel on hundreds of indie albums, performed on national and international tours, composed music for major ad campaigns, composed music for radio dramas and played pedal steel on dozens of indie movie soundtracks. He is bilingual English-German, a musical omnivore and loves spending time exploring NYC with his wife and children, and reading biographies. Favorite expression: Don’t worry about the mule going blind. Favorite truck: Kenworth W900L.