Penny is blessed to live her life's passions. She is currently the organist and pianist for A Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church in Charlotte . She has spent her life in the floral industry as daughter of a retail florist, wife of a wholesale florist and partner with her daughter as a floral designer for weddings and parties. And she can't forget her three rescued cockers, Max, Lillie and Caroline.
_Brenda d'Happart has been playing handbells since 1974 with various groups in Pennsylvania and North Carolina . She has been a member of QCR since November 1997. Brenda is an Operational Risk Consultant with Wells Fargo Bank and lives in Concord, with her husband, Bill.
Karen is thrilled to be ringing in her first year with QCR. She started playing handbells at the age of eleven in the youth choir of First Baptist Church in Henderson, NC. Three years later, she learned to solo ring. Karen is also a percussionist..She earned her degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and teaches high school math in Cabarrus County. In her spare time, Karen likes to hang out with her husband Tim, and children Drew and Hannah.
Aaron Pannebaker was born surrounded by a family of musicians, and has been ringing since the age of 7. He grew up in Silver
Spring, MD but moved to North Carolina to pursue a degree in Music Education from Lenoir-Rhyne College. Aaron is currently working for Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders in Denver building pipe organs and liturgical furniture for churches around the US. Aaron and his wife Anna reside in Lincolnton where they enjoy spending time at home with their two huskey-pitbulls, Sammy and Sadie.
Sarah Sheffield started ringing handbells in 1994 and has been with QCR since 2002. She is very involved with the music department at Weddington Church which includes directing the three handbell choirs. Sarah's full time job is as an
insurance agent and is married to fellow QCR member - Milton.
Welcome Janet to Queen City Ringers! Bio coming soon.
Ashley Greene began ringing with her high school choir in Texas . She came to North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University where she played clarinet. While in Boone she continued to ring at Grace Lutheran Church both as a soloist and choir member. She now lives in Charlotte and has been a member of Queen City Ringers since 2008.
Milton Sheffield started ringing handbells in 1980 with First Baptist of New Bern's youth handbell choir. He is a member of Weddington Church where he plays in the adult handbell choir. Milton works for the International Paper Recycling Division in Charlotte and lives in Indian Trail with his wife, Sarah.
Greg Underwood first rang handbells as a youth in Fort Myers , FL and returned to ringing when he started the handbell program at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Weddington in 2003. Recently he has turned his attention to composing for bells, winning the AGEHR Area III 2006 and Area II 2008 Youth Festival composition contests, and 2 nd place in the 2007 Bells of the Sound contest. Greg is the Staff Accompanist for the UNC Charlotte Music Dept . and lives in Matthews.
Lisa Woerner works in events for Ovens Auditorium and has been a travel consultant for more than 35 years. Hobbies include knitting, crafting, and gardening with her feline children. Lisa has donated the G8 to Queen City in honor of her mother, Lydia .
Tammy Watson began ringing handbells as a youth at Pleasant Grove UMC in Charlotte. She then formed and directed
the Joyful Ringers at Park Street UMC in Belmont where she later resigned to spend more time with her family and go
back to ringing. Tammy is the assistant director at Park Road Baptist Child Development Center where she has been employed for over 6 years. She lives in Belmont and is the Praise & Worship Leader at Park Street UMC.
Welcome Julie to Queen City Ringers! Bio coming soon