Phyllis wears many hats with Musiklus. She assists with proofreading the material in Ron’s web-based anthology and works regularly in the areas of promotion, publicity, and editing. Her new focus area will see her serving as the primary contact person for anthology subscribers. Because of her thoroughness and attention to detail, we know that subscribers will be able to count on prompt and efficient responses to their questions and special requests.
Originally from the U.S., Phyllis moved to Canada in 1970 and became a Canadian citizen in 1975. She taught English at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon for sixteen years. For the next six years, Phyllis taught English and served as campus minister at an affiliated Benedictine college. In 1998 she took early retirement and moved to Nanaimo, BC. A background in Theology has permitted Phyllis to do volunteer pastoral care at nursing homes - first in Saskatoon, now in Nanaimo - for more than two decades.
Phyllis’ interest in music, especially singing, goes back to her childhood. Membership in high school and college glee clubs was followed by more than a decade in the University of Saskatchewan’s choral society which often performed with the local symphony. Phyllis sang in the choir under Ron’s leadership at Knox United Church in Parksville where he served as Minister of Music for thirteen years. Since the early 1980s Phyllis has continued to have regular contact with the Benedictines, an Order which takes great care in how music (both instrumental and vocal) is incorporated into worship.