Rick Peralta

Music Director

Rick Peralta is an Emmy nominated guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area.  A professional musician in the DC area for fifteen years, Rick has a Masters in Music in Stage and Studio Guitar from Howard University and has supported Grammy and Tony award-winning artists. He toured the mid-Atlantic region with Back to Zero, twice voted one of the top bands in the metro area. An accomplished jazz and classical guitarist, Rick now performs in many settings including Laissez Foure, a jazz quartet appearing in the metro area for more than ten years, and MIN, a flute and guitar duo that presents an eclectic repertoire. Rick is highly sought after on the musical theatre scene, having won three Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) as a pit orchestra guitarist. A consummate musician, Rick has been described by The Washington Post as a musician whose playing is “smooth and lively.” 

Ayevi Price

Office Assistant and RE Coordinator

Ayevi Price is spending her summer serving the Davies congregation before entering her senior year at Norfolk State University where she will complete her degree in English. Intent on becoming a writer, Ayevi is a member of the Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College and has seen her name on the Honor Roll and Dean’s Lists. She was a presenter and prizewinner at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium, a participant in the 6th Annual William Carroll Writers Festival, and a presenter at the 2019 Southern Regional Honors Conference. Her background includes a decade of work with children in a religious setting.