Artistic Staff

Artistic Director
Dr. Patrick Coyle

Rev. Dr. Patrick Coyle is Artistic Director of Holland Chorale and Minister of Music at First (Park) Congregational Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a published composer and author, and has eight commercially available recordings, including the Grammy Award-winning Porgy and Bess with the Cincinnati Symphony and Choruses. Dr. Coyle earned degrees from Furman University (B. Mus.), Converse College (M. Mus.), Emory University – Candler School of Theology (M. Sacred Mus.) and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (D. Mus. Arts). He earned the Mayor’s Award for service to the city of Cincinnati for combining musical artistry
with social justice, working on behalf of the homeless, to end discrimination against the
LGBTQIA community, to build interfaith relationships and to create gender and racial equality. He previously served on the board of directors of GALA Choruses International and American Choral Directors Association, and currently serves on the board of Saugatuck Center for the Arts.

Kristin Goodyke

Kristin Goodyke, a Holland, MI native, is well-known in the West Michigan area for being a solo and collaborative musician in the areas of vocal and keyboard music. She is a 2014 graduate Summa Cum Laude from Hope College, earning the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Education degree with an emphasis in organ studies under the tutelage of Huw Lewis, Brad Richmond, and Andrew Le. She has performed at several churches and venues throughout West Michigan as an organist, accompanist and vocalist. Post-graduation, she served for seven years as the Associate Director of Music at Christ Memorial Church in Holland. In 2021, she helped launch the inaugural season of the Holland Bach Society and continues to manage the organization along with director Scott Vanden Berg. Kristin currently serves as the Operations Coordinator and Co-Director of Music at Second Reformed Church, Principal Accompanist for the Holland Chorale, and Co-Director of the West Michigan Children’s Choir. She lives in Zeeland with her husband, Aaron, and together they work to create rich musical experiences for all ages.

Vocal Consultant
Nicholas Loren

Nicholas Loren

Nicholas Loren is West Michigan’s preeminent vocal instructor, with a studio of over 100 singers from cities including Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, and New York City.  He is the master teacher of choice for voice faculties from Western Michigan University, Cornerstone University, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Lewis University in Chicago, as well as numerous choral directors from area high schools. A retired tenor, Nicholas sang his first full opera at age nineteen and went on to enjoy an extensive performance career.  He sang over forty-five leading roles with dozens of American opera companies and symphony orchestras.  The Washington Post heralded him as “a major discovery” and British magazine Opera wrote, “Nicholas Loren thrilled consistently with emotionally gripping bravura singing.”

Other significant debuts made by this distinguished artist include his recital and concert appearances at Carnegie Hall and his critically acclaimed bow with L’Opera Francais de New York at Lincoln Center under the baton of conductor Y’ves Abel.  On the international scene, he enjoyed tremendous successes with the Vancouver Opera and the State Theatre of Pretoria South Africa.  He earned degrees in vocal performance from Oberlin Conservatory and the Yale School of Music.  The Holland Chorale is grateful to have Nicholas on staff as their vocal consultant. Nicholas’ web site is located at