Betty Farris, Minister of Music
Who is Betty?
Betty Farris is a retired North Bay music teacher who continues to enjoy teaching and sharing her love of music.
Betty has been a church musician for many years. She’s married to another retired teacher, Rob Farris. They have 2 children: Laura and Dave. Betty’s passion is spending time with her little granddaughters, Kaydence and Nevaeh. She also enjoys travelling, reading, square dancing, skiing, canoeing and gardening.
In addition to directing Trinity’s Senior Choir and accompanying the children’s choir, Betty also co-directs the J.O.Y. Concert Band—a Trinity outreach project of some sixty people of all ages who gather to share the gift of instrumental music with the North Bay community.
About Betty’s Work:
At Trinity we recognize that peoples’ understanding of God is usually best expressed in the music that we sing and play. Music has a way of expressing our faith that encompasses the head AND the heart.
Betty collaborates with Ted to ensure that our music draws on classical and contemporary sources, on piano, organ and guitar, on orchestral instruments and on voices. She ensures that we invite musicians of all ages from in and beyond the Trinity community, bringing richness and depth to our experience of the holy.
A Word from Betty:
“Ever since my family and I arrived at Trinity, we’ve felt like we’re at home. There are activities for people of all ages, and everyone is very welcoming. At Trinity there is a lightness and joy about worship—we take God seriously, without taking ourselves too seriously! One way that happens is through music that explores the mystery, the majesty, and the deep joy of faith!”