Michael Shawgo is our organist and directs the Second Presbyterian Quartet Choir. Originally from central Illinois, he received his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Additional organ study was with J. Marcus Ritchie at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, and with Dexter Bailey in Chicago. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the American Theatre Organ Society, and Phi Mu Alpha fraternity.
Marco is much in demand as the sexton, where, legend has it, he can fix or repair anything! The father of five children, Marco is an avid soccer fan as well as an accomplished soccer player. He has served since 2011 as sexton of Second Presbyterian Church.
Reverend Judy Landt
Reverend Judy Landt is an ordained Presbyterian minister (honorably retired.) She earned her BA and MA degrees from the University of Chicago, and a Juris Doctor degree from Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law. She received her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. She has served churches in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota and has a special interest in mediation and conflict resolution.