Kathleen Kalin Turner is a native of upstate New York and earned a double Bachelor of Arts degree in organ and oboe from the Eastman School of Music, receiving the coveted Performer’s Certificate in both instruments. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College. Kathleen won the MTNA Wurlitzer Collegiate National Organ Competition and has had a thirty-five+ year career in sacred music serving the Episcopal Church. She served as the Managing Music Director of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2018. Ms. Turner served as Artistic Director of the Austin Children’s Choir (Texas) for ten years. For her work and love of children, she was given a Distinguished Service Award the City of Austin and was recognized by the state of Texas. Kathleen’s tenure as Organist and Choirmaster at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Skidaway Island began in January 2022. She has an active performing and conducting career and is a published composer. She is happily married to husband Roy “Te” and a lover of dogs!
An Alabama native, Julia Tucker holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Organ Performance from Arizona State University where she studied with Kimberly Marshall. She also holds a Masters of Organ Performance and Masters of Piano Performance from Syracuse University where she studied with Dr. Annie Laver, as well as an undergraduate degree from Auburn University. Julia keeps an active performing schedule as an organist, collaborative pianist, and choral singer, both in the United States and in the UK. She has been serving as an organist since she was an early teenager, and has been active as a professional church musician for over a decade. She is particularly passionate about performing and advocating for the music of under-represented composers in the classical canon. Julia is Senior Assistant Director of Enrollment at the Savannah College of Art and Design and sings soprano with Spectra, a Savannah-based feminist treble choir. She is also Sub-Dean for the Savannah Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She and her husband Joel Morehouse reside in the area with their two cats.
Justin L. Addington has recently returned to Savannah and accepted the call to serve as Minister of Music and Organist at First Baptist Church. During Justin‘s previous eight-year stint in Savannah, he served as the Director of Music and Worship at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. He also served a two-year term as dean of our chapter from 2012-2014. During his time away from Savannah, Justin worked to complete a Doctorate of Theology in worship and liturgy. He returns to Savannah with his partner, Evan Goetz, who is the Executive Director of the Tybee Post Theater.
Jacob Fuhrman is Organist and Director of Music at the Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah, Georgia, and a part-time faculty member at Georgia Southern University. He holds degrees in organ performance from Wheaton College, IL (2012) and the Eastman School of Music (MM, 2014; DMA, 2019). While in graduate school, he was the treasurer for the Rochester, NY chapter of the AGO and a national conference coordinator for the Organ Historical Society. His research focuses on organ accompaniment to Dutch- and English-language metrical psalmody between the Reformation and the late eighteenth century.
Suade Anderson is currently the interim Music Director at All Saints Episcopal Church in Hilton Head and has served in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina since 2012. In his full-time career, he is the Men’s Tailored Specialist at Dillard’s and has been in the men’s suit business for over a decade. He graduated with his B.M. in Voice from Coastal Carolina University.
Member at Large
Thomas J. White was appointed Cantor of Lutheran Church of the Ascension in August 2019. He has served ELCA Lutheran congregations for the past 30 years, most recently in Lexington, KY. He began playing the organ for Mass at age 12 for his family's home church and also has an extensive background in musical theater, having conducted his high school musicals starting as a sophomore. He went on to earn degrees from Oberlin College in composition and conducting. In Savannah, he is the founding director of "Bach Ascending," a new concert series that launched right before the pandemic.
Member at Large
Jim Adams is a public school music teacher by training and church musician by avocation. He received music education degrees from Virginia Commonwealth, Florida State, and Georgia Southern Universities, with piano as his major instrument. Jim began playing organ as many church musicians do, by necessity. His organ training has solely been through AGO and Presbyterian music conferences -- and the guidance of helpful colleagues. After teaching elementary general music for 40 years, Jim retired in 2020. His church positions in south Georgia have been at Flemington Presbyterian, First Presbyterian Savannah, and since 2014, White Bluff Presbyterian. When not practicing or planning worship, Jim enjoys travel, yard work, and reading.