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Regional Leadership Conversations – Christy Stutzman
April 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join us for our first Regional Leadership Conversation of 2020 over the lunch hour with State Representative Christy Stutzman.
Click to join our virtual meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/955373261
Mrs. Christy Stutzman is a former teacher, a small business owner and the wife of former US Congressman Marlin Stutzman. She is the newly elected Indiana State Representative for District 49 in northern Indiana. Christy earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Voice, studying under well-known tenor, Raymond Gibbs, formerly leading tenor at the Metropolitan Opera. After college, Mrs. Stutzman went on to study with Miss Sarah Reese, formerly of the Chicago and Boston Lyric Opera’s. She has been a fine arts teacher and private voice instructor, teaching all grade levels.
Christy is a graduate of the 2015 Richard G. Lugar Women in Leadership Series and has been a featured speaker at events around the country. In 2010, she began hosting “Ladies for Liberty” seminars, training women to become more active in the political arena. In August of 2014, Mrs. Stutzman began writing a weekly column for The Washington Times entitled “Just Sayin’” and also wrote for The Daily Signal.
She is a member of the Indiana Right to Life State Board and worked as the Federal Communications Director for Live Action for 2 years, speaking to members of Congress and arranging informative seminars and press conferences for members of the US House of Representatives and US Senate.
In 2001, she started a successful online business which she managed and ran for 7 years. In 2012, she and her sister, Wendy, started Ava Laurenne Bride, a bridal shoppe in Fredericksburg, Virginia which has since grown to a million dollar company and has be instrumental in launching an international consulting firm and training program for business owners in the bridal industry.
Christy is a board member of the Heartland Chamber Chorale and from 2013-2015 she served as the National Chorus Director for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution where she directed the 120 voice All-American Chorus in Constitution Hall each year for the DAR Continental Congress in Washington, DC.
She enjoys composing for choral/ensemble works and in 2018, she composed and orchestrated 10 original songs for the stage production of “A Christmas Carol: A New Musical” which premiered on November 24th in South Carolina. She has collaborated with new writers and producers to mount a new production of the show in Pigeon Forge, Tenessee in the fall of 2020.
The Stutzman’s own Schönbrook Farm in Howe, IN and Stutzman Power Equipment between Shipshewana and Middlebury. They reside in Middlebury, where Marlin’s family has been settled for six generations.
Christy is the mother of two boys, Payton and Preston, ages 18 & 14 who keep her busy with school, music and sports activities.RSVP TODAY!