And There Was Light

Featured artists

Stacey Mason, Featured Vocalist - Stacey is a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance where she studied voice and violin. Her performances have thrilled audiences throughout the country and helped her to earn the title of Miss Michigan, giving her the opportunity to compete at The Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. She has been a vocal soloist with several orchestras in the Detroit Area and has performed with The Michigan Opera Theater.  Stacey is the co-Leader, vocalist, and violinist for The Jerry Ross Band, a liturgical musician and cantor at St Regis in Bloomfield Hills, and the Director of Music at the St John Chapel in Plymouth, Michigan.

Rufus Harris, Featured Vocalist -  www.rufusharris.com  Take the vocal and melodic sound of Seal; add a little funk; guitar work like Toto; bundled with a spiritual focus; and you have - Rufus Harris.  When not performing at coffeehouses and churches, Rufus often spends his time sharing his music with prisoners.  He is a platform artist for Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship and performs for inmates throughout Michigan.  Rufus continues to touch many with his unforgettable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.  He has become a mentor to artists and prisoners and an inspiration to Christian music lovers everywhere.   He currently lives in the Detroit area.

Tobey Miller, Featured Vocalist - Tobey brings a wealth of performance experience to the stage. Since graduating from The Juilliard School with his Master of Voice degree and having sung principal roles in the Juilliard Opera Theater, Tobey has been contracted to sing at the Santa Fe Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, and Minnesota Opera.  He has also performed at many recital halls across the United States, most notably the prestigious Carnegie Hall.  Tobey, a Michigan native, completed his Bachelor of Music degree with university honors from The University of Michigan.

John Standefer, Featured Guitarist -  www.johnstandefer.com  John is a renowned fingerstyle guitarist, teacher, and performer.  He has won national and international championships in fingerstyle guitar and has also performed and/or recorded with guitar greats from all over the country.  John was recently honored with induction into the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame.

Bruce Snyder, Conductor - Bruce is Director of Music Ministries at Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian. He is an organist, pianist, conductor, and vocal instructor. Bruce has used God’s gift of music as a career teacher in the public schools and in the life of local faith communities for over 40 years.