Dick is a graduate of New England Conservatory and Boston University. He became a church organist at the age of thirteen and has held positions in Boston, New York and at the Boston Conservatory of Music.
For twenty-five years Dick served as President of Allen Organ Sales, Inc. He has performed over 1,000 organ recitals, including programs at Avery Fisher Hall and the State Theater at Lincoln Center, St. Thomas Church, New York City and Methuen Music Hall, Massachusetts, as well as frequent performances for the American Guild of Organists. As a concert artist, he has received wide acclaim for his informative and exciting programs.
St. Ann’s is very lucky to have someone of Dick’s musical skill but his gifts to the parish extend beyond the technical. Dick’s breadth of knowledge about sacred music is extraordinary and his good humor and pragmatic outlook make him a wonderful colleague.
When not sitting behind the organ, Dick can be found on Mousam Lake, Maine barefoot waterskiing. He also plays golf — and shoots his age. He’s 85!
Parish Administrator & Wedding Coordinator
Kiki’s various professional pursuits have had a common theme: being of service.
Kiki lived in Germany for five years where she earned a degree in Hotel Management. She then moved to New York City where she held different marketing and customer service roles. After managing a nationwide planned giving program for an Episcopal non-profit for five years she decided to attend law school at the age of 37, and practiced law for several years.
In 2010, after 20 years in New York City, Kiki and her husband, The Rev. Peter Cheney, moved to Tucson where they live during the winter with their rescue pup, Josie.
Kiki’s favorite color is pink and she keeps her motorcycle license up to date. One never knows…
Reggie has worked at St. Ann’s since 2010. Prior to becoming the parish’s sexton, Reggie worked in a textile mill in Biddeford, Maine for 31 years. He says that after working inside for so many years, it is a real treat to be outdoors all day.
Reggie is an avid gardener; he sows 60 to 70 plants —such as peas, cucumbers, string beans, zucchini — each year. He plants so many because he loves to watch them grow and because he can always find a home for what he doesn’t use.
One of Reggie’s highlights is meeting the many people who visit St. Ann’s. They come from all across the country, as well as different parts of the world. He notes that they all remark on how peaceful the grounds are and what a special place the church is.
Reggie grew up in Saco so he is familiar with cold weather. That served him well when the Navy sent him to Antarctica!