Barbara Powell/Choir Director

Choir DirectorBarbara is a veteran music educator who brings her own excitement and passion with her into Maranatha 2nd Generation Choir. Barbara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from James Madison University with a concentration in Piano and Voice. She has been a Choral Music Teacher since 1997. She is currently the Choral Director at Walker-Grant Middle School, in Fredericksburg City, where she has built the choir program over the last 7 years. Her High School and Middle School choirs have received many Superior ratings at District Choral Assessment and other choral competitions. She Is the Walker-Grant Middle School 2015 teacher of the year. Barbara is also an accomplished choral accompanist who has played for choirs at many schools in Stafford, Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg. She has played in worship at a variety of local churches including over 10 years on staff at Salem Baptist Church in Spotsylvania. She has accompanied All-County and All-District Choir events as well as taught many private students in piano and voice. Barbara has been the Accompanist for the Maranatha Touring Choir and the Maranatha Gospel Choir at different times in their history.

Tim Eicher/Choir Manager

Tim is a past member of the Maranatha Touring Choir who sang in the choir up until he graduated in May of 2015 from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. There he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management and Music. During his studies at R-MC, Tim was a participant in the R-MC Concert Choir and Chamber Chorale. He was the 2015 recipient of the Barbara Sylvia Doggett Scholarship, for senior music majors. Tim is recently married to his wife, Shayna, and they live in Stafford, VA. Currently Tim works as a Project Performance Manager for E3 Federal Solutions in Washington D.C. He is a member of Ramoth Baptist Church in Stafford.