Chancel Choir Accompanist
Jacque came to St. Thomas in September 2013 as choir accompanist. A few months later she was appointed church organist as well. Her career began as an organist at age 14 with First Baptist Church in Clinton, NC. Since then, she has been on staff at Baptist, Episcopal, and Methodist churches in both North Carolina and Virginia. Jacque also spent 30 years in the public schools as a K-12 music teacher with 25 of those in Manassas County Public Schools as the Choral Director/Music Tech Specialist at Osbourne High School. Her degrees are in Organ Performance and Music Education with studies at ECU, DSU, Lowell University, George Mason University, and others. Jacque is married to her husband of 52 years, Ed Watkins, and has two adult sons, John and Greg, and two grand-children, Charlotte and Christopher who she loves very much!