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Our Music Director

Rod Phillips is our Music and Choir Director. He has served as our director for 34 years so far, starting in 1986.  Rod comes from Kansas and has some Taney County roots. He is a gifted musician and songwriter. He has a Bachelors degree in Vocal Music Performance from Phillips University in Enid, OK, a Masters in Music Education from North Texas State University in Denton, TX, with postgraduate studies in Music Composition, Theory from North Texas State University. He plays a number of instruments including piano, organ, guitar, flute, cello, harp, harmonica, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer and saxophone. Rod's musical talent and the choir are an important part of our worship.   Rod is a devoted husband, father and grandfather.


Our Custodian

Annette Sain has been our Custodian since 2008.  She grew up in Marionville, MO and came to the Branson area to attend The School of the Ozarks (now College of the Ozarks), where she eared a degree in Secondary English Education.  She started working at the Ralph Foster Museum in 1987 as a Supervisor of Students and worked her way up to Museum Director in 1999.  In 1995, she earned her Master's degree from University of Oklahoma in Museum Studies.  In addition to these 2 jobs, she also does some resort cleaning for friends when needed and house/animal sitting on occasion.  Annette is a former Girl Scout leader and currently a committee chair for a Boy Scout troop.  She enjoys reading, movies and nature.  Annette is very active in the church.  She is a member of both the choir and hand bell choir, she is a Deacon and the Board Treasurer. Annette is a devoted wife and mother.


Our Office Admin.

Samantha West was born in Muskogee, OK in 1987. Her parents moved here in 1994 and she has lived here ever since. Samantha went to Branson Schools and graduated in 2005, then went to OTC and received her Associates Degree in Business Management & Accounting. She enjoys spending time with her husband Dennis and 2 children Kipton (12) & Kamille (6). They love to play board games and go on adventures. 

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