Dr. Jared Daugherty

Jared Daugherty is deeply invested in God’s calling upon his life to use the power of music to build a better world. His efforts for over 25 years as a teacher and music minister have brought choirs and members of the community together to worship and inspire hope through collaborative concerts.

As a church musician, Jared is committed to creating worship experiences that inspire people to connect with God in meaningful ways. Most recently he served as the Minister of Music and Director of Traditional Worship at Sardis Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, where he successfully revitalized the music ministry. He was innovative in introducing new music and new ways to praise God while holding familiar faith traditions close to his heart.

In 2020, he accepted an invitation from MidAmerica Productions to guest conduct Poulenc’s Gloria at Carnegie Hall, in New York City. Unfortunately, this concert was canceled due to COVID-19 closures.

Professionally, Jared is a member of American Choral Director’s Association, American Guild of Organists, Handbell Musicians of America, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. He chaired the planning committee for the annual Mid-Carolinas Handbell Festival. Most recently, he completed a three-year term on the advisory council to the Presbyterian Association of Musicians Board.

Jared grew up in the metro area of Atlanta where his father served as a Baptist pastor. Jared holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Georgia Southern University, a Master of Music from Western Michigan University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting from the University of Georgia. He is the father of two daughters, Lauren and Lydia.

We are grateful to God for connecting us with Jared for this interim season. His responsibilities include rehearsing with our Chancel Choir on Wednesday evenings; communicating with our organists, choir, and staff; participating in our weekly process of worship planning; and leading us in worship on Sunday mornings.