Julie Maryon (Alto) - Julie is the business manager of Rejoice, handling all of the booking arrangements and finances. Julie accepted Jesus as her Savior on March 19, 1992 and her life has not been the same since! She serves as a Deaconess at Ross Bible Church and enjoys mentoring young women. She especially loves coaching young girls volleyball, basketball and softball teams.
The ladies ensemble, Rejoice, began singing together in 2005 as special music for the Christmas Eve service at our home church, Ross Bible Church, in Port Huron, Michigan. Carol was asked to give the group a name and felt 'Rejoice' was a perfect fit.
During our years together, we have been blessed to record 2 group CD's as well as a solo CD recorded by Vicky. The Lord has opened many doors for us to minister through music throughout Michigan as well as Canada.
Vicky Knowlton (2nd Soprano) - Vicky was given a passion for worship when she was very young. Music has always been a part of her life and strongly held in her heart as a way to share God's love. She and her husband, Chuck, have 4 wonderful children and she loves being a grandma to her 4 grandchildren! Vicky serves as a Deaconess and has served for many years in the nursery at Ross Bible Church. She enjoys traveling, boating and working in her rock garden.
Amanda Clark (2nd Soprano) - Amanda started singing on worship teams at Bible college and has always loved singing in small ensembles. She and her husband Tim, who is the pastor at Ross Bible Church, have been married for 21 years and have 3 children. Amanda is very excited to have the opportunity to reach many more people for the Lord through the ministry of Rejoice.
Carol DeLacy (Alto) - Carol handles all of the musical arranging for Rejoice. She is a gifted speaker and during a concert she shares the gospel message with passion, warmth and grace. You will always hear a few jokes and an inspiring story or two! Carol was led to the Lord at age 7 by her mother. Her interests include gardening, music (especially southern gospel), travel, sports, drama, cooking and fast cars. Carol enjoys a good joke and loves to see others laugh!
Lori McNaughton (Soprano) - Lori is Operations Manager for Wonderful News Radio and Power 88.3, handling the business side of these radio ministries. She strongly believes in the power of Christian music so she devotes her time to sharing the gospel message through Rejoice. Lori says her parents' example of love and faith led her to accept Jesus as her personal Savior at an early age. She has been blessed to travel to all 50 states and 37 different countries on 5 continents.
Wave Hannan (Soprano) - Wave is the youngest of 13 children and she spent 5 years of her youth living in the Philippines with her missionary parents. She has been singing since she was 5 years old and would often sing with her family at church. Wave has a strong desire to reach people through music. She is happily retired and has been married for 45 years to her husband, Doug. She thanks God for her 2 godly children and 7 grandchildren.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!