Jacob Lash, Founder & Artistic Director
Jacob holds a Masters of Music Degree in Conducting and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, both from George Mason University. Jacob has enjoyed teaching voice and piano privately for 15 years, and composes and arranges for piano, congregational singing, Broadway camps, and choir.
He loves music, loves to direct, and aims to enable people from every walk of life to enjoy one of God’s greatest gifts: song.
Preston Atkins, Associate Conductor
Preston holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Ithaca College and is starting his second year as a public school teacher in Prince William County. He directs 5 ensembles at Unity Reed High School in Manassas, and his students regularly perform in honor choruses throughout the state, and receive high marks at the District Assessment.
He grew up and currently resides in Arlington, VA and has taught lessons in keyboard and voice throughout the region. Preston joined GCC in the spring of 2023 and is tremendously excited to continue singing with this community and serve in the role of Associate Conductor.
Pam Sottosanti, Accompanist
Pam is a Northern Virginia piano teacher and musician. She studied piano privately from age 5 through age 18. Pam has been teaching piano for 40 years. She has developed a curriculum for introducing piano to children ages 4, 5 and 6 and is currently teaching 30 private students of all ages.
Pam’s performance and accompaniment experience includes weddings, church choirs, several performing bands and studio work. She has been the accompanist for several PWC All County and District Choirs. She immensely enjoys her current privilege of accompanying the 6th, 7th and 8th grade choirs at Marsteller Middle School in Bristow, Virginia.
Pam resides in Manassas, VA and loves spending time with her family and two grandchildren, Abrielle and Malachi.
Each section of the choir is lead by an experienced section leader who acts as a vocal leader, as a teacher in sectionals, and as a role model and support to our singers.
Soprano – Mandy Viles
Alto – Marianna Constable
Tenor – Jordan Orr
Bass – Elijah Tiemens
Kerrie Cardine, Co-Founder and Associate Director (2013-2023)
Kerrie received her Bachelors in Music Education from Oklahoma Baptist University. She taught music in the public schools for 3 years before teaching choral music classes to home-schooled children in the Chantilly area that included 120 students from ages 4-14. Kerrie has led music in 3 churches, has composed songs, arranged choral music, taught piano lessons, and continues to teach choirs that include her own 6 children.
The GCC directors have a commitment to and love for Jesus Christ, and desire to express that in the context of music. We dedicate our efforts to God by incorporating prayer into the beginning of each semester and performance.
You don’t have to be a Christian to participate, just open to allowing faith into the musical process. We warmly welcome singers from all faiths, backgrounds, and traditions into the choir.