Angela O'Conner

Clare Michalik

Clare has enjoyed acting since her debut as the donkey in her 3rd grade Christmas play. In high school, she has acted in Macbeth, Jabberwock, and Our Town, where she played the role of Emily.

Clare is currently studying Nursing at Madonna University. One of seven children, she resides in Dearborn, Michigan.

Joe Blackmun

Scottie Moser

Scottie Moser is a homeschool graduate with a flair for the dramatic (or is that melodramatic?) and a love for filmmaking. He also seems to have an unusual attraction to iced tea.

When he's not being typecast as a villain, Scottie enjoys chatting with friends on Skype, playing with Digital Juice products, and exercising his creativity by any available means.

Scottie has participated in a few smaller productions, but considers "The Meaning of Choice" his first "real" project. After production was completed for TMOC, Scottie went on to participate in the production of short films "Hoplophobia" (nicknamed "The Crazy Project" due to its insane production schedule) and "Waiting for Love" (an entry for a 24-hour film contest). He has also assisted with a few event shoots and recently helped lead a homeschool co-op in a film production.

Scottie lives in the countryside of northeastern Oklahoma with his parents and eight siblings.

Mrs. O'Conner

Patty Ward

Patty Ward comes to The Meaning of Choice following years of musical theatre and professional singing experience. Her favorite roles on the stage include Eliza Doolittle, Maria Von Trapp and Annie Oakley.

Behind the scenes Patty has produced, choreographed and directed numerous musical productions. She has sung with local bands such as the “Gentlemen of Swing”, the “Birmingham Concert Band” and the “Birmingham Straw Hat Band” with whom she sings presently.

Patty appeared weekly on Michigan Catholic Radio co-hosting “Booklights and Footlights” with Mary Dudley. She is a cantor at her parish in Birmingham, Michigan where her songwriting career began. Needing music for a faith-based production she was asked to present to her congregation, and unable to find suitable music, Patty decided to write her own. Thus, Stage of Faith Productions was born. Patty writes and performs the songs and Mary writes and performs the meditations. Together they have now completed three devotional CDs to assist others with their faith journeys: “Seven Stories From the Cross”, “Seven Sorrows of Mary” and “LifeSongs: Prayers and Meditations”.

Patty and her husband Bill reside in Birmingham, Michigan and have three grown children.

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