Todd started playing piano and accordion at 10 years old, and shortly after started playing string bass at local church services. He studied jazz at Bellarmine University, where he now teaches. He has played at The Montreux Jazz festival, Lollapalooza, CBGB’s and the Blue Note in NYC. He’s also performed with Aretha Franklin, The Shirelles, Martha and the Vandellas and even Bob from Sesame Street. He’s on record with Norah Jones. He’s currently music director for the Crusade for Children’s annual fundraiser. No matter how late he’s played Saturday night, he’s always there on Sunday morning with a big smile and even bigger cup of coffee.
Carol and her family are founding members of Ascension Lutheran. Prior to joining the Ascension staff, she spent almost 18 years at Seven Counties Services, the region’s community mental health center, where she was vice president of marketing and communications and from which she retired seven years ago. In addition, she served as executive director of the Kentucky office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Her career in communications, marketing, public relations and special events management includes a number of years at Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. and Wm. M. Mercer Meidinger in Louisville. Carol also has served as a board member and board chair of a number of community and professional boards locally. She and her husband Dennis, an attorney, have two children, Meredith, an athletic director and teacher in Lexington, and Matt (wife Adrienne), who is the executive chef at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington.