Greg Wheatley has conducted the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale since 1997. Greg received his Bachelor's degree in music from Spring Arbor College and holds a Master's degree in music theory from Michigan State University.
In addition to directing the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale, Greg is the Director of Music at New Covenant Church in Naperville (IL). He loves helping others understand and enjoy music and has been teaching as Guest Lecturer in Music Theory at Wheaton College for a number of years. He has also served on the adjunct faculty at Moody Bible Institute and has taught at Concordia University Chicago.
Greg is a veteran radio broadcaster, recently completing 22 years with Moody Radio. For many of those years he hosted Sound of Majesty, a nationally syndicated program of hymns and sacred classics, and Prime Time America, an afternoon drive-time magazine program.
Greg and his wife, Jennifer, make their home in Wheaton, Illinois. They have three grown children and four utterly adorable grandchildren.
J.M. (Mac) Willaert joined the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale in 2016, serving in the combined role of Accompanist and Ensemble Director.
Mac studied music at North Central College in Naperville (IL) and has worked extensively with Dr. Ramona Wis, founding director of the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale. His experience has included accompanying and working as a substitute director at Rosary High School in Aurora, as well as acting as assistant conductor of the choral program at North Central College, where he has directed a number of vocal ensembles. Mac currently works entirely as a director, pianist, and accompanist, primarily for the Chorale and Ensemble, but also for Oswego High School and Oswego Presbyterian Church, in addition to many opportunities outside the choral realm.
Mac takes great joy in the creative process, and working with the singers of the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale is one of his proudest accomplishments. Mac is recently married to his loving wife, Kristin,and they have settled in Naperville, Illinois, where they look forward to a long lifetime of music and joy.