Substitutes Available

Substitutes listed are members of the local organ guild. The people who hold AGO certificates have passed requirements of the National American Guild of Organists for various levels of service playing and choral conducting. However, the GKCAGO is not an endorsement agency for service provided by the persons listed here. To learn proficiency of substitutes, feel free to ask them for references. Feedback regarding the hiring of GKCAGO substitutes is welcome and encouraged. Please send feedback to John Schaefer at

These substitutes have passed various levels of AGO certification requirements:

Mary Bronaugh Davis, MA, CAGO
(816) 436-1419
(c) (816) 456-0343
Nancy Custead, CAGO, B.S. Music Ed
org, piano
(816) 590-9414
Barbara Eichenberger, BM, CAGO
org, piano
(816) 803-2516
Stephen Kucera, CAGO, BM
org, piano, lit
(913) 568-3873
Linda Mann, BME, SPC
organ, piano (Weddings/Funerals only)
(816) 353-4826
(c) (816) 289-9760
Marjorie O’Konski, MM, MME, SPC
org, piano
(785) 766-2545
John Pitchford, MM, SPC,
(913) 663-3768
John Schaefer, AAGO, ChM
org, dir, lit
(816) 520-2084
SPC = service playing certificate | CAGO = Colleague certification | AAGO = Associate certification | FAGO = Fellow certification org = organist | lit = liturgical worship | dir = choral director | piano = pianist

The following have various degrees in organ or church music at the college or postgraduate level:

Joyce Berg, MM
(816) 741-7388
Franklin Coleman, M.M.,FTCL
org, lit
(816) 442-8570
c (813) 494-5538
John Deahl, MM
org, dir, lit, bass soloist
(785) 250-4141
Stephanie Henry, DMA Choral Music,
org, piano, dir, lts
(816) 678-6372
Sharon Hettinger, DMA
org, lit, dir, handbell
(785) 842-2053
Ronald Krebs, BM, MM,
org, lit
(785) 843-2622
Sarah Lyons, DMA
org, piano, lit, dir
(309) 333-8745
MacKenzie Reed, MFA, BM
org, piano, lit
Ann Marie Rigler, DMA
org, lit
(816) 808-8663
Nancy Stankiewicz, BA
org, lit
(913) 642-8642

The following also offer their services:

Boyd Ahrens
org, lit
(816) 453-8406
Betty Bauer
org, lit
(913) 814-9021
Doris Daniels
org, lit 
(816) 431-3244
Phillip Grubbs
(816) 721-2325
Edward Poston — KU student
Marilyn VanderLinden
org, lit
(816) 665-4441
Margaret Werth
(785) 478-0256
org = organist | lit = liturgical worship | dir = choral director | piano = pianist

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