In addition to gathering friends and guests around his dinner table, Ray has been entertaining people around the world with his music for almost 50 years. His “Mass For Young Americans” was the first guitar music for church and he has become known as “The Father of Contemporary Christian Music”. His music has been translated into more than 28 languages and he has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He has recorded eleven albums of music which have sold millions of copies. Ray’s music emphasized community building as well as peace and justice concerns.
After Cornell Richard began his career at Young & Rubicam, New York, moving on to his own marketing agency in Burlington, Vermont. He co-founded Country Home Products, builders and sellers of DR Power Equipment, in Vergennes, Vermont. In addition to being a long-time exhibiting painter, Masters Swimmer and Huffington Post blogger, he has published four novels: The Decade of Blind Dates, Siegfried Follies, The Scar Letters, and Roxie & Fred.