Kate Leavey
Kate began her career performing shows at the Boston Center for the Arts and headlining around Boston, performing at The Top of the Hub and Sculler’s Jazz Club.  She even ventured down to New York where she sang at the Waldorf Astoria and enjoyed scatting across the stage of Carnegie Hall.  While Kate has spent most of her career in the ministry of music, she is a lyric soprano, an artist who thrives on collaboration and the creative spirit. She holds a BA and an MAT from Boston College, as well as an MSM from Boston University and she worked for many years as the Director of Liturgical Arts at Boston College. A lover of all the arts, Kate has just finished her second YA novel and is querying her first for publication.  (Any literary agents should meet her in the lobby after the show!)  In June, Kate will be honored at the State House as one of Massachusetts’ “Unsung Heroines” for her work with Sound & Spirit. In October, she will be honored at a dinner in her hometown as the 2016 recipient of the “Sports Achievement Award”.  Kate lives in Natick with her husband, Steve, the Bass section leader, and the four children they adore, two of whom are performing on the stage, and two of whom are ushering.
Creative Director
Cathi is a development professional and arts administrator with more than 20 years' experience in the field. She recently began a new position as Director of Development for the SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston. Cathi has also served as the Associate Director of Philanthropy and Engagement at Beaver Country Day School and the Director of Development for The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN). Cathi began her career at Boston College and held several different positions, including Director of the annual BC Arts Festival and Project Director for the Arts Council. Cathi has accompanied numerous musicals, choirs and individuals for more than two decades. She lives in Natick with her two daughters, Abby (18) and Selam (11).
Cathi Ianno
Associate Director
Native to South Africa, Claire studied physical education at Witswatersrand University with a focus in special needs. A life-long lover of the arts, Claire first toured at the tender age of 10 with South Africa’s Brick Hill/Burke production of Annie. While Claire loves to perform, she discovered her true passion on the other side of the curtain, directing and choreographing her first musical production in 8th grade. For the last 15 years, Claire has directed, produced and choreographed musical productions for all ages and recently signed on to direct and choreograph Dover/Sherborn Middle and High School musicals.  
Claire Mackay
Jody is delighted to have joined Sound & Spirit this season! For three decades Jody has participated in music for religious services of various faiths and accompanied several choral and theatrical groups in and around Boston and Metrowest. As a pastoral musician, Jody most recently served at Good Shepherd Parish in Wayland where she was Director of Music Ministry. In addition to her piano skills, Jody has sung with the Harvard/Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Back Bay Chorale, John Oliver Chorale, and the Heritage Chorale as well as other chamber groups giving her opportunities to perform at the UN, Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Mechanics Hall, and many great cathedrals and festivals. Jody lives in Wayland, MA, with her husband and 3 adult children.
Jody Pongratz
Collaborative Pianist