Exterior image of Catonsville Presbyterian Church at sunrise


Headshot of Doug Heist

Douglas Heist

Doug Heist joined our staff in May 2008 as our organist and director of the children choirs. In his role at Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Doug coordinates our children’s music ministry by directing the children’s choir and youth choir. Prior to joining Catonsville Presbyterian, Doug was choir director and organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Maryland. Doug is also currently a piano instructor at the Peabody Preparatory School and at McDonogh School. Additionally he taught music history at Towson University, MD. He earned a Bachelor of Music from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Art, from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Outside of his responsibilities, activities, and interests in his field of music, he is an avid hiker, enjoys cooking and activities at his health club.