Clergy & Staff

David Sparkes

Assistant Organist-Choirmaster

David Sparkes was appointed Assistant Organist-Choirmaster in September 2017, continuing his illustrious career in church music. Once assisting musicians Wayne Dirksen and Paul Callaway at the National Cathedral, David served as organist at St. Andrew’s Church in Akron for 25 years, the parish in which he grew up. He has held several other church positions in the greater Akron, Cleveland, and Canton areas, most recently at Crossroads United Methodist Church in Canton. David has also been a bus driver for Akron Public Schools for 37 years.