Dr. Daniel Cole, DM | Director of Music Ministry
Dan joined the staff in July of 2007 as the church's first full-time music director. He holds a B.A. from Emory University and a M.M and Doctorate in Choral Conducting from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. After completing a Professional Diploma in Opera at Temple University, Dan had an international operatic performing and recording career. Prior to coming to Columbia, Dan served on the faculty of the University of Delaware, and has served as an adjunct instructor in voice and choral music at the University of South Carolina School of Music. He and his wife Holly, also trained at the Jacobs School of Music, were actively involved in the music ministry of Trinity Reformed Church in Bloomington, Indiana, and Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Dan and Holly have four sons and one daughter.