Daniel Jay McKinley
Minister of Music, Organist, Choirmaster
Dan has been the full-time Minister of Music at CTR since its inception in 2009, following similar positions at Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham (11 years), and at First Christian Church, Columbus, IN (19 years). He graduated from Indiana University, received degrees in organ and church music, and was awarded the prestigious performer’s certificate in organ.
Dan has been dean of the Boston and Merrimack Valley chapters of the American Guild of Organists. His recording of Marcel Dupré’s music for organ and orchestra, “Dupré: Works for Organ, Vol. 3”, is on the Naxos label.
Dan is married to Tess, who teaches middle school English at North Shore Christian School, Lynn. They live in Ipswich and enjoy walking on Crane Beach.