DeKalb Choral Guild Leadership

DeKalb Choral Guild is led by a dedicated Executive Committee and Board of Trustees recruited from within the singing membership and from the community at large. 


Board of Trustees


Executive Committee

Sheye Breaux


Robert "Sheye" Breaux

Since joining the singing membership of the DeKalb Choral Guild Sheye has jumped into the leadership of the organization by helping with missional developement, branding, and communications. Since joining the board he has overseen volunteer coordination, introduced fund raising ideas and is now serving as President. Sheye has worked in labor relations and is currenlty a ramp agent at Hartzfield-Jackson airport.




Marlee Warner 
Marlee Warner is a CPA and has had a lengthy career in accounting and auditing in the metropolitan Atlanta area, specializing in the nonprofit field, and worked in the utility service business prior to that.  Besides joining the DeKalb Choral Guild as a singer back in 2002, Marlee has served the as Treasurer and member of the Board Trustees since 2011, and is married with two daughters.
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Chas Gowing

Chas Gowing has been associated with the DeKalb Choral Guild for 15 years in several different capacities: as a singer, as a trustee and now as secretary. Chas had worked in the business world of computer department management for 20 years and has recently shifted gears and is going to school at Candler School of Theolgy to receive a Masters of Divinity. He is married to former board president, Mary Gowing





Trustees at Large:

Helen Menefee

Tomiko Nichols

Mary Root



Other Leadership Positions

In addition to the Board of Trustees and the Musical Staff, the DeKalb Choral Guild relies on a number of volunteers to assist in its organization. Serving the 2016-2017 year:


Choral Representative to the Board

Tricia Troester


Singer Section Leaders

Alto Section Leader--Michele Jones

Soprano Section Leader--Peggy Emrey

Tenor Section Leader--Rob Armstrong

Bass/Baritone Section Leader--Steve Stern



Kay Johnson


Audition Coordinators

Pam Kilmer

Pat Ziebart


Concert Program Notes

Rob Armstrong


Board and Directors Emeriti

Conductor Emeritus, Dr. William O. Baker

Trustee Emerita, Dr. Barbara Pettitt

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