Thomas Sheets, Assistant Conductor, grew up on a dairy farm near LaGrange, Georgia. He holds the Bachelor of Music Education from Carson-Newman University, the Master of Music from Columbus State University, and Master of Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been a full time Minister of Music for 13 years in Southern Baptist churches and as a part-time Minister of Music in Atlanta area United Methodist churches, including Hapeville United Methodist Church where he presently serves. He has also been a music educator in the Cobb County Schools, where he was known for recruitment and program building. He has been a member and soloist with the Savannah Symphony Chorale, the Columbus Civic Chorale and the Lynn Swanson (formerly William Baker) Festival Singers. He makes his home in central Atlanta.