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Deborah Govenor (b. 1954) is an Ohio native and a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she received a Bachelor of Music Education degree as a piano major, and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, where she received a Master of Theological Studies degree and is a Certified Associate in Ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She served as organist in several Columbus, Ohio area Lutheran churches, as well as directing adult, junior, high school and bell choirs. Debby serves as organ editor for Beckenhorst Press. She is also a composer of sacred choral music with over 60 anthems in print, is a private piano teacher, and is organist, choir director and handbell choir director at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, Maine.
Debby lives in Bar Harbor, Maine, with her husband, Paul Bartels, a retired German and English teacher and singer, along with their family of four dogs and four cats. Her other musical interests include the Celtic harp, hammered and mountain dulcimers, bowed psaltery and she recently began studying the cello. Three of her Celtic harp and recorder duet books have been published by Afghan Press. She and her husband enjoy traveling and are avid football fans.