Our Staff


It is our honor to announce our newest staff addition, Mr. Michael Gittens who will serve as Witherspoon’s new Director of Music!

Michael R. Raymond Gittens

Michael Raymond Gittens is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He studied

organ performance at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio

and The Juilliard School in New York City. He also studied organ

privately with Solomon Herriott and Marsha Heather Long.

He has performed organ recitals throughout New York City, including

such venues as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cathedral of St. John the Divine

and St. George’s Episcopal. In addition, he has done solo organ

performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in

Lincoln Center (NYC).

At Carnegie Hall, he appeared as guest choral conductor in concert

with artists Elton John, Sting, Diana Ross, James Taylor and Don

Henley. He has been an accompanist, arranger and songwriter on

several gospel recordings.

He will serve Witherspoon as Music Director and Organist.

Administrative Assistant, Phyllis Rich


Sexton, Edin Orellana