I'm an Iowa native; I have lived in Waterloo, Parkersburg and Cedar Falls.
I'm a musician, music is my passion. I play three instruments: piano since I
was 4-years-old, ukulele for two years (I taught myself) and enough guitar to
get by. I sing and write my own music and lyrics. I am currently working to
self-produce my first record that I will be releasing in May 2013, Lord willing.
My other interests and passions are painting, theater, animals, film, acting/modeling, travel and volunteering. I have been volunteering on and off stage at the Waterloo Community Playhouse Black Hawk Children's Theater in Waterloo for 9+ years. I also volunteer regularly in the coffee shop and other tasks for Lampost Theater in Cedar Falls. I have one cat, Oliver, a 14-year-old orange tabby cat. Over September 1st-2nd I was an extra in the 40s flashbacks of "A Place for Heroes", an independent film being shot locally in Traer and Clutier.
I love to read (mostly classics, fiction, British literature and British and American poetry) and write. I have a blog, ModernDay Anne, that I write on often. :)
Jo Ruth Capoccioni, Music Director
She began teaching at Peet JHS in Cedar Falls in June 1977; she just recently retired. From the age of 14, she has been a church organist, either in Reinbeck at the UCC church or here Trinity, where she is the music director as well. She directs both our Chancel Choir and Chime Choir, and always welcomes new members to join either or both. She feels very passionately that music is an important part of our liturgy and hopes to encourage the congregation to participate in singing or playing during services.
In her spare time, Jo enjoys knitting and has created a wonderful line of themed scarves and hats, which she bases primarily on movie stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lucille Ball. Jo has been a member of Trinity for a long time; in the past she has served on vestry as Senior Warden.