Meet Our Leadership Team
Holly Reynolds Lee
Executive Director, Voices In Praise
Holly Reynolds Lee is the Founder and Executive Director of Voices In Praise. She oversees all aspects of the 4th - 12th grade programming, and directs the middle school, high school, and combined ensembles. Mrs. Lee employs a combination of high energy, strong musicianship, enthusiasm, discipline, and grace in her leadership. Over the last 25 years, she has grown the group from 7 members to 50+ singers today. Mrs. Lee's work with VIP includes music selection and preparation; faith-building and spiritual growth; parent/student/alumni/community communications; strategic planning; fundraising; choir tour; administration, budgeting, and purchasing; partnership development; and more. Mrs. Lee holds an M.A. in Communications, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Director, Voices In Praise Chamber Choir
Director, Voices In Praise Children's Choir
Paul Balsley is a graduate of Towson University (TU) with degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. While at TU, Mr. Balsley served as the ensemble manager for the Men’s Choir and student manager of the Department of Music’s High School Choral Festival. In TU’s operatic productions, Mr. Balsley played Ben in Menotti’s "The Telephone" and both the roles of Theseus and Egeus in Michael Ching’s setting of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Regional Premiere). Outside of TU, Mr. Balsley performed with the Maryland State Boychoir, where he sang with their touring ensembles, and studied as a conducting scholar under artistic director, Stephen Holmes. Mr. Balsley is a music educator at Windy Hill Middle School in Owings, MD.
Briana Gresko, a National Board Certified Teacher, received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Duquesne University, summa cum laude, and her Master's degree with emphasis in Choral Conducting from Mansfield University, under the direction of Dr. Peggy Dettwiler. She has completed additional graduate work at the International Kodaly Seminar (Kecskemèt, Hungary), the Rene Clausen Choral School (Concordia College, Minnesota), and the Summer Institute for A.P. Music Theory (West Virginia University). Over the past decade, her choirs at both the middle school and high school levels consistently received superior ratings. Currently, she is the choral director and lead music teacher at Southern High School in Anne Arundel County, Maryland where she also teaches AP Music Theory, Honors Music Theory, and Piano classes. Mrs. Gresko has served as the piano accompanist for Voices In Praise since 2000.