Dr. Sandra Durr has been on staff at Cokesbury since 1995, first on an interim basis and then in the permanent position as organist and music associate. Sandra has been involved in church music in various capacities since the age of twelve, beginning in her hometown of Chipley, Florida. Before coming to Cokesbury, she worked in churches in Chipley, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Pensacola, coordinating and directing children’s and youth choir programs., directing handbells, senior adults and ladies ensembles, playing the piano and the organ and serving as music associate.
Sandra studied piano, voice, and organ at William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Pensacola Junior College, and at the University of West Florida. She most recently graduated with a Doctor of Education degree from the University of West Florida. She has been employed with the Escambia County School Board since 1975, teaching music and math at the middle school level. She is now the Fine Arts Specialist for the Escambia County School District, coordinating all of the music, visual arts, theatre, and dance programs in the district. She is married to Jim Durr and they have one daughter and two sons.