Teri Simmons, the Music Director at St. Paul AME Church in Berkeley, California, is a native of Oakland, California. For over 30 years she has provided music program leadership for many churches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and has written over 200 compositions. Teri has been a workshop presenter, has traveled throughout the United States as guest organist and pianist for many choirs and artists, and has received numerous awards and certificates. She also has produced two sound recordings featuring her original compositions performed by her chorale, With Renewed Faith. She attended Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama, where she majored in Business Administration and Music.