Staff Departure: Philip Fillion
Dear Saint Michael Family,
Life does not always go how we expect.
Our Assistant Director of Music, Philip Fillion, received news earlier this year that his mother’s health was declining. He and his wife, Melody, have discerned that they need to live close to their family at this time. Consequently, Philip’s ministry with us will conclude in mid-summer. Please hold Philip and his family in your prayers and hearts as they navigate a difficult time.
Philip has made a tremendous impact on our music ministry. His dedication to and love of church music are an inspiration. HIs hard work has paid off in numerous ways. And his jovial spirit and sense of humor are a delight. Philip’s organ playing in services has moved us to deeper prayer, his knowledge of liturgy and hymnody have yielded many insights during our services, and his skill with our youngest treble choristers speaks for itself in their frequent desire to not leave rehearsals with him when they graduate to singing with the older choristers. Philip has accomplished all this and more during one of the most difficult times imaginable for a church music ministry – a global pandemic that has made choir one of the highest risk actives on earth! I’m deeply grateful for him and will miss him.
Director of Music and Organist