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John Harmon was born in 1935 in Oshkosh, WI. He began playing piano at a young age with his mother, who played mostly by ear. She taught him the basics, and the tow harmonized tunes together. His exposure to Jazz came early too, thanks in part to his father's extensive collection of Jazz records, which included recordings of greats like Duke Ellington, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum. John graduated from Lawrence University in 1957 with a degree in Music Composition. A widely commissioned composer, John has written music for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. "The Orchestra" of Los Angeles, The Fox Valley Symphony, and The Santa Fe Chamber Orchestra. His music contains elements of Jazz, as well as Americana and Native American influences. Many Sundays you can experience songs that John has arranged. First Presbyterian Church is very lucky to have such an accomplished musician lead us.
Linda (Traf) Harmon
Linda Harmon is our weekly Organist for Worship Services and she assists John in leading the Choir. Linda Harmon is a ragtime piano player who worked as an elementary school librarian before she retired. Linda lives around music because she is married to a composer and she has two children who are musicians. She has a great sense of humor and a warm presence.
Jessica, a lifelong member of FPC Winneconne, is a Trained Ruling Elder with the Presbyterian Church. She enjoys the work she does with the youth of the church. Spending time with the youth and helping them grow their faith has challenged Jessica to grow in her faith as well. Jessica serves on the Session, the Worship & Education Team, and runs the audio/visual for our worship services. Outside of the church, Jessica works full-time for 1st National Bank (soon to be Fortifi Bank) She enjoys reading, knitting, watching Dr. Who, and spending time with her fur babies. Jessica is also attending school at FVTC, working toward an Associate's Degree in Business Management.