REV. Neta Pringle

Interim Pastor

Neta Lindsay Pringle is a child of the church. Her father was a Presbyterian minister and she grew up in churches in Kansas City, Missouri, and Haddonfield, New Jersey. She is agraduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and has served as installed pastor in Long Island and Wilmington, DE and as interim pastor in Wilmington, New Jersey and Baltimore. Sometimes retired, she is delighted to join the Christ Our King family for the next stage of their journey. 

Neta is married to John Potter, also a Presbyterian minister, and lives in Wilmington, Delaware. She has three children, John has one, and they added an adult daughter to their family. They have nine grandchildren, ranging in age from a college junior to almost one. She likes to garden and travel. 

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Bruce Bryant

Director of Music Ministry

Bruce grew up in Bel Air, Maryland. His parents, William and Florence Bryant were charter members of Christ Our King and he has been a member of the church since his confirmation. His passion for music began in elementary school when he began singing in the chorus and playing the Alto Saxophone. Besides singing and playing the alto saxophone, he also plays classical and folk, guitar, recorder, clarinet, and piano.

Bruce has been teaching choral and general music 31 years. For the past 18 years he has taught music at The Park School of Baltimore teaching Kindergarten, 4th and 5th grade, Lower School Chorus, Soundwaves, Upper School Madrigals, the Male a Capella group called the Vocal Chords, previous conductor of the Middle School Chorus and past Coordinator of the After School Arts Program. Bruce has also served as: Teacher and past Artistic Director of the Children’s Chorus of Maryland; a board member of MUSIK. He is a member of OAKE, MUSIK, MMEA, and The Voice Care Network. He received his B. S. in Music Education, West Chester University (1984) and M. M. Ed. with Kodály Emphasis, Holy Names College (1990).

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Rick Schaech

Organist/Choir Accompanist

Born in Baltimore and raised in Bel Air, Rick has served as Organist/Choir Accompanist at Christ Our King since July, 2011. Serving as a church musician for over forty years, Rick began serving the church as an Assistant Organist at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Bel Air in 1975. He also served as accompanist for the Bel Air High School Counterpoints during his junior and senior years at Bel Air which were the first and second years of the choir's existence.

After high school, Rick earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organ Performance at Towson University as a student of Dr. Thomas Spacht graduating Summa Cum Laude and Class Co-Valedictorian. Following graduation from Towson, Rick moved to Cincinnati and earned the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as a student of Dr. Roberta Gary.

Rick has served churches in Maryland and Ohio, most notably The Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal) in Baltimore as Assistant Organist to Arthur Rhea where he also served as Handbell Choir Director and The Cathedral Church of St Peter in Chains (Roman Catholic) in Cincinnati as Assistant Organist to Haldan Tompkins.

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