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RozRoslyn Catracchia

Roslyn is the voice and sound of First Prez. Vocalist, pianist and songwriter extraordinaire, we are so blessed to have Roz minister to us each week! 

 

What exactly do you do at First Prez? 

My job title is Director of Worship and Performing Arts, but I do everything from designing services each week to putting out reserved signs and roses on the organ announcing a birth in our church family. Some of my favorite things to do are to work with the worship team (Pastor Dan, the preaching pastor, Mary Hicks, and my mom, Beebe Freitas, our organist) to come up with creative and inventive ways to worship God and support the message being preached each Sunday. 

 

In addition to that, I play a big part in designing and producing the special services throughout the year— Christmas, Easter, Independence Day, Ash Wednesday, etc. 

 

But one of my favorite things to do is the Keiki Christmas Musical. Each year I get to partner with Karen Makishima, one of the nicest people in this world. Together, we work with 40-50 kids, putting on a musical that shares the story of our Savior’s birth in a glorious way. There is nothing like it! Each and every child brings something special to the program and fills my heart to overflowing!

 

What do you like most about your job?

I love that my job pulls me closer to God. I try to dig deep in studying the scripture and sermon notes to design the services each week, sort of saturating myself with the message before putting together the lineup. And on top of that, I get to hear the message two to three times on Sundays! How awesome is that!

 

Tell us about your family (siblings, pets, kids, etc.) 

My mom plays the organ here at church with me (we both feel so blessed to be able to work together and make music together every week!). She’s the one who first brought me and my brother to First Prez when we were little kids. My mom is an amazing musician, and we grew up with music filling the house and just about every aspect of our lives. My brother, however, decided to be a golfer:) and he now has a big, important job in Seattle doing what he loves. I get to visit with him and his beautiful family a couple of times a year. And I have a dog named Dakota, an Alaskan Husky who loves to sing!

 

What is your favorite comfort food? 

Anything Hungarian that my mom makes!!!

 

What is one of your pet peeves? 

I can’t stand it when people act passive aggressively! Ugh.

 

What are your favorite books? 

1) Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado. I’ve read it again and again. Very encouraging!!
2) Walking On Water by Madeleine L’engle - Reflections on Faith and Art.

 

What is your favorite movie (song)?

Ahhh, too too many! But one of my favorite movies is The Princess Bride:)

 

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? 

I’d wanna be WISE like King Solomon.

 

Which Hollywood film actor would play you in a movie of your life?

Julia Roberts or Lucille Ball! 

 

Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are.

Well, hmmmmm, I’m pretty out there. I know I’m not "normal" at all, but I’ve come to believe that no one is normal cuz there is no normal. But weird? Yeah, I’m pretty weird - so I’ll pick 7 cuz that’s my favorite number between 1 and 10.

 

What is your favorite Hawaii Restaurant you would recommend?

OH BOY, I LOVE TO EAT OUT!!!!! I gotta put a number of them here. For every day eating, I’d pick California Pizza Kitchen in Kahala, cuz they are so nice there and the food is so good. For more expensive, I’d pick Assaggios (I love to go there with my mom). And for really really nice occasions, I have two favorite restaurants - Morton’s Steakhouse (I’m particularly fond of their broccoli!) and Sushi Sasabune. 

 

What is your favorite place(s) in Hawaii to get dessert?

I’m not much of a desert person. If I’m gonna go out, I’d rather have more of the main course than eat dessert. But Roy’s Restaurant’s hot chocolate desert is pretty off the charts!

 

 


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