Jean started playing bells more than 30 years ago. After getting the basics, her director convinced her to learn solo ringing, and the obsession with bells began. After years as a marketing manager and co-owner of a startup company, bells seemed destined to be a bigger part of her life. She studied conducting and began directing the bell choirs at Bethany Presbyterian Church in 2013. She added the ringers at Third Church to her portfolio in 2019, and loves sharing her passion for music, bells, teamwork and fellowship with our handbell choirs. Jean grew up in Penfield and attended St. John Fisher College. When not ringing bells, she enjoys knitting, tutoring as a literacy volunteer, and being involved in other church activities.