John & Kate Denner
Meet the Denner’s
John Denner (Piano) and Kate Denner (Vocals) met almost a decade ago and were married on August 21, 2011. Almost immediately, they set out in full-time missionary work. The Denner’s are both professional musicians and chose to use their music as a tool to reach people for Jesus Christ. Nearly six years and 470 professions of faith later, they couldn’t be happier at what God is doing and continues to do! They are excited about ministering to EAB and sharing their love for music and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with you. John and Kate Denner can’t wait to introduce their family to the world!
John Denner began playing piano at the age of 3 and soon started using his gift for music at his local church at around the age of 8. He played in the Flint Youth Philharmonic for a while before joining a quartet from Burton, Michigan called the Harmonaires. John enjoyed playing with an all-star lineup of musicians in their live band for five years. Later, Denner traveled with The Foresters from Burton, Michigan for two years and enjoyed every single second. But, nothing could eclipse the joy John has ministering and performing with his own family. It is a thrill every time he steps onto a stage with them.
Kate Denner began teaching music lessons at age 12, began college at 15 and had directed three full-production musicals before her 21st birthday. She has a degree in music education and uses it almost daily when she coordinates with John on their latest album, a new live adaptation of a song or just enjoying some down time singing with their three little girls. Kate is sincere, fun, intelligent and downright hilarious. Everyone needs a Kate in their life!
Johann Christoph Denner
Although Denner based the clarinet on an earlier instrument called the chalumeau, his new instrument made such important changes that it really could not be called an evolution. With the help of his son, Jacob, Denner added two finger keys to a chalumeau—which at the time looked much like a modern day recorder, though with a single-reed mouthpiece. The addition of two keys might sound like a small improvement, but it made an enormous difference by increasing the musical range of the instrument more than two octaves. Denner also created a better mouthpiece and improved the bell shape at the end of the instrument.
Dr. Volkmar Denner
Denner was Born in Uhingen, Germany, on November 30, 1956, Volkmar is also married and has three children. After taking his university entrance examination in 1975, Denner studied Physics at the University of Stuttgart, taking his diploma examination in 1981. After a research stay in the U.S., Denner was awarded a doctorate in physics (Dr. rer. nat.) by the University of Stuttgart in 1985.
Denner is a proud member of the managing board of the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry) and one of the BBUG (Baden-Baden Entrepreneurs’ Conference), as well as chairman of the Vereinigung von Freunden der Universität Stuttgart (Society of Friends of the University of Stuttgart).
Dr. Alex Denner
Dr. Denner has extensive experience overseeing the operations and research and development of biopharmaceutical companies and evaluating corporate governance matters. He also has extensive experience as an investor, particularly with respect to healthcare companies and possesses broad life sciences industry knowledge.
Michael Denner - Guitarist
Although in a recent Guitar Magazine Article Denner reported enjoying any guitar he could get his hands on! Learn more about this amazing Guitar Hero on his Official Website Denner Shermann