Friday, June 23, 2017

Michael Schreffler

Director of Music Ministries/Organist

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Organist - Michael Schreffler

Michael Schreffler began his musical studies while in the fourth grade, studying piano as well as the trumpet and violin. His grandmother purchased him a summer's worth of organ lessons during his senior year in high school, and from that point forward the organ became his passion. He minored in organ while earning an English degree at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, studying with Rebecca Borthwick. Following graduation, Michael began a career with the State Farm Insurance Companies, yet continued his pursuit of the organ, serving several congregations in Northwest and Southwest Pennsylvania as well as Northwest Ohio, before taking his current post at First Church here in London. His teachers include Craig Dobbins, John Walker and Robert Glasgow.

Michael stays busy with a full-time job as an insurance professional, regular practice at the organ, supporting worship services with a wide range of music on a weekly basis, and offering one or two solo recitals each year. He has raised a son and a daughter, both out of college now, and he and his partner live in Columbus.