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Cindy Couch
Cindy Couch, Director of Music Ministry

Cindy has been the director of music at Central for almost twenty years. She has a master's degree in conducting and was a high school choir director for 30 years. Her high school choirs were widely recognized as some of the best in the state and Cindy received a state teaching award for excellence . She is the founder of the River City Pops, an adult community choir, which is one of the oldest continuous community choirs in Austin.

Cindy has performed with such groups as Aspen Music Festival choir, Chamber Singers from the University of Texas, the San Antonio Chorale, Houston Theater Under the Stars, Handel Haydn Society, Zachery Scott Theater, the State Theater, Austin Pro Chorus and Conspirare.
She has served as vocal chairman for region 18, as a presenter at state conventions, as a region choir director, and is active as a clinician, consultant, and adjudicator.

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Nathan Quiring
Nathan Quiring, Organist

Nathan was raised in Plainfield, NJ, where he started learning to play the piano as soon as he learned to read. After college, Nathan moved back to New Jersey to pursue his career in architecture and played the organ as an intern for the United Presbyterian Church of Plainfield. Fortunately for us, he and his wife, Kiera, decided to relocate to Austin!

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Cristina Flores
Cristina Flores, Children's Choir Director

Cristina is a recent graduate of Texas State University where she studied Vocal Performance under the tutelage of Cheryl Parrish. In addition to many special performances, Cristina is a second-year AmeriCorps volunteer and member of the Intentional Community, AYAVA, at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Her love for working with children has grown exponentially during her time as a volunteer and intern for Theatre Action Project and Zachary Scott Theater.

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Susan Richter
Susan Richter, Handbell/Handchime Director

Susan has been a member of CPC since shortly after moving back to Texas in 1996. After singing in the choir and playing handbells for a while, she took on the job of leading the "ding-a-lings"! She is also one of the church photographers.

In her other life, Susan is a database modeler for the State of Texas.

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