New Hire for Newton & North Newton Community Foundations

Greg Bontrager – Associate Director for Newton & North Newton Community Foundations
Greg is newly retired after 33 years teaching vocal music in the Goessel (KS) and the Buhler (KS) school districts.  Greg graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Hesston College, a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Bethel College, and a Master of Music Education from Wichita State University. In the Summer of 2022, Greg was awarded the Harry Robert Wilson Life-Time Achievement Award at the State KCDA Convention.
He has been involved as an adjudicator and clinician for elementary, junior, and senior high school choirs, competitions, and festivals. Greg has served as the South Central District KMEA Choir Chairman, State KMEA Choir Chairman, and president of the Kansas Choral Directors Association. Greg is in his 17th year as the Kansas Mennonite Men’s Choir Director.
Greg’s family includes his wife, Melody, and kids – Shawn, Seth, Marissa & Nathan Murphy and Grandsons – James & Charlie Murphy!
Greg starts March 5th as our first Associate Director hired with the Patterson Family Foundation Staff Capacity Grant. He will be working with the Newton and North Newton Community Foundations.