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Jeffrey Allen Kaczmarczyk

Jeffrey Allen Kaczmarczyk, journalist, music and dance critic. Director, secretary Thornapple Arts Council, Hastings, 1992-1997; director Grand Rapids Area Council for Humanities, 1995-2001; vestryman Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Hastings, 1997-1999, senior warden, 1999.

Background

  • Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey Allen was born on January 7, 1963 in Patuxent River Naval Air Base, Maryland, United States. Son of Frank Joseph and Diane Catherine Kaczmarczyk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Western Michigan University, 1986. Postgraduate, California State University.

    Career

    • Editor-in-chief Western Herald, Kalamazoo, 1986-1987. Staff writer, acting editor Albion (Michigan) Recorder, 1987. Staff writer, columnist Hastings (Michigan) Banner, 1987-1992.

      Arts writer, classical music critic The Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press., since 1992. Freelance arts writer, critic Kalamazoo (Michigan) Gazette, 1990-1993. Editor The Weekender, Hastings, 1991-1993.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Director, secretary Thornapple Arts Council, Hastings, 1992-1997. Director Grand Rapids Area Council for Humanities, 1995-2001. Vestryman Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Hastings, 1997-1999, senior warden, 1999.

    Connections

    • Married Cynthia L. Shimmel, August 13, 1988. Children: Jessica, Michael, David.
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    Born January 7, 1963
    (age 54)
    • 1986
      Western Michigan University
    • 1986 - 1987
      Editor-in-chief Western Herald
      Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
    • 1987
      staff writer
    • 1987 - 1992
      staff writer
    • 1992
      arts writer