n organist and director of sacred music since entering high school, Gregory has served parishes in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area for over thirty years.
His undergraduate studies at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh included Philosophy, Music, and Theology, culminating in a Master's Degree in Education, also from Duquesne University, in 1992.
Gregory has had the pleasure of directing traditional choirs, small vocal ensembles, contemporary ensembles, instrumental groups, children's choirs, and handbell choirs.
He has been composing and arranging music for these groups for many years.
He has also privately taught organ and piano lessons.
Gregory currently resides in the south hills of Pittsburgh with his children, Emily, Luke and Benjamin.
Gregory is currently the Music Director and Organist for Saint Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania, where his children attend grade school.
Reflecting on his life as an organist and director, Gregory says:
I honestly never knew that I would spend my life as a full-time church musician.
I have learned that it is best to let God lead and to accept the plan that he has for you.
After spending eighteen wonderful years at a neighboring parish, and presumably "retiring" from church music, I never would have expected to find myself as the Music Director at my current parish of Saint Louise de Marillac.
It has been a joy and a blessing for my family and me to be part of such a faith-filled community.
This endeavor, along with the ability to share some of my sacred compositions with other communities of faith, has reaffirmed for me that serving God and his people is time very well spent.”
CanticaNOVA Publications is pleased to offer Mr. Fincham's music in our catalog: