Clare has participated in church choirs since she was a teen. After earning a degree in nursing at Emory University, she and her husband moved to Melbourne, Florida. In addition to working as a nurse, Clare served as a choir director and pianist at their church, and began writing music for worship. After being a church musician for almost thirty years, she returned to school to complete her music degree at Campbell University in NC, and subsequently earned a MA in music composition from UNC-Greensboro.
Clare and her husband, Jim, have three sons and eight grandchildren. They are still living in the Melbourne area. She is currently serving as choir director at Prince of Peace Church.
You can find more of her music on her website: claretoymusic.com