Mariana Garciagodoy, Music Director
Mariana Garciagodoy is the music director for RUCC. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Florida Institute of Technology. She is a firm believer in the power of music to change lives, and her approach to music leadership follows this conviction. Ms. Garciagodoy is very interested in different cultures, and loves the ways in which music overcomes barriers and brings people together, no matter how different their backgrounds are.
Prior to this appointment, she directed the Junior group in Sound Company Performing Children’s Choir of Oak Ridge for four years. During this time she prepared the children to participate in Knoxville Opera’s production of Carmen, as well as created opportunities for them to engage with accomplished musicians in our country.
Mariana holds a Masters of Music degree from the University of Tennessee where she studied under Dr. Angela Batey. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Lake Forest College, IL. Additionally, Ms. Garciagodoy has studied with Dr. Gene Peterson and Dr. Emilie Amrein.
Volunteer Office Staff
The Church Office is open Mon. through Wed., 9 a.m. to noon. If you call or stop by during that time, you’ll speak to–or be met by–one of our friendly office volunteers who can help you with whatever you need. On Mondays and Wednesdays, you’re likely to find yourself chatting with Margot Bennett (left); on Tuesdays, it will probably be Pat Lawson (right).
Miss Tracy, as she likes to be called, joined the RUCC staff in 2009, as our Nursery Attendant. Upon her arrival in Palm Bay from California, she was hired by Brevard County Schools. For the past eight years she has worked at Palm Bay Elementary in both the cafeteria and after school care program. Miss Tracy has training in day care procedures. She brings to the church her experience and love of caring for children of all ages, including children with special needs. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter, as well as other close family and friends.