Choir Director, Charlie (Gnarley Charley) Stoykovich heads up our singing chorale of dedicated music ministers. The choir of the parish currently meets on Tuesdays at 6pm in the church in preparation for the Mass. Our choir has moved to the sanctuary of the church, incorporating more participation within the congregation. The choir is a beautiful resounding collection of soulful voices and personalities, all gathered to worship Jesus Christ in giving thanks and glory to God Almighty.
Music Director / Soloist
Fernando Varela has been the Music Director of St. Paul Parish since 2009. He currently heads up our outreach ministry to Orlando’s inner city youth, mentoring young persons in a music ministry. In 2010, the children were highlighted in a musical revue at the half time show of an Orlando Magic basketball game.
In terms of God's grace in personal achievement, Fernando's music career has reached a new milestone. He is now working under the direction of 16-time Grammy Award winner and hitmaker, David Foster.
Born in Riverside, California and raised in Fruitland Park, Florida, Marissa’s passion for singing in front of audiences began at only ten years old. High-spirited and classically voice trained, she has a strong love for faith, pop, and contemporary music. Marissa has performed at dozens of venues in the Tri-County area and has recently sung in a solo concert at Church on the Square in The Villages for over 200 people.
In 2011, Marissa was hired as a vocalist at St. Paul’s. She can be heard at both Saturday and Sunday Masses and is truly a blessing to the parish.