Dwayne Hachman, President
Dwayne is in the tradition of our founder, Herman Maes LTCL of Ayton, Ontario– farmer most of the day and musician the rest. Dwayne was raised at First St Matthews Lutheran Church LCC in Hanover, Ontario. First as a student of Herman Maes, then as a BMus graduate of Wilfred Laurier University’s former church music programme, he has played at his home church with only one three-year sabbatical (with Fr Ed at St Mark’s Lutheran ELCIC in Chesley) ever since he was a teenager. “I’m perfectly content at St Matthew’s,” he says. “It’s the place I was meant to be.” Over the years, Dwayne has taught many young local organists and hosted local radio shows, and remains a tireless and engaging promoter of all things organ and RCCO in our outpost of rural Ontario. He and his wife Jennifer raise their three kids and their herds of goats, lambs and cattle on a family spread in Brant Township, just East of old St Peter’s Lutheran Church ELCIC and its surrounding burial grounds, resting place of some of the earliest German settlers of the Hanover/Walkerton area.
Fr Edward Wagner, Vice President
After almost 30 years in New England and the death of his first wife, Daphne Ross, Fr Ed returned to his native Owen Sound, Ontario, in 2002, the same year he joined our Centre. A seminal ministry as Organist Choirmaster of St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Regent Park, Toronto’s old Cabbagetown, where he had musical and spiritual charge of the St Bart’s Choirboys, all children from the Park, led him to Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, and its Institute of Sacred Music. Fr Ed subsequently ministered as Minister of Music and Minister of Word and Sacrament in Presbyterian congregations, Precentor and Rector in Anglican congregations, and is now Pastor and Cantor at St Mark’s Lutheran Church in Chesley, Ontario. He and his wife, Chaplain Angela Schmidt, make their home at Grace House, near Holland Centre. They are blessed to be the parents of Graeme, Ben, Will, Joe and Abby– as well as humble servants to Tigger, Topher,Shelby, and Madeline, their three cats and dog.
Satomi Currah, Treasurer
Satomi taught at all levels, from K to 12, and after acquiring graduate degrees (MSc, PhD Linguistics) taught at the University of Alberta. She has had a keen and lifelong interest in music. After moving to the Bruce Peninsula in 2014, she started serving as organist for St. Peter’s Lutheran and Trinity Anglican, Wiarton while receiving scholarships, participating in workshops, courses under the auspices of the RCCO, and taking private lessons. Satomi lives with her husband Randy and their Labrador Boudicca on a farm on the Bruce Peninsula.