Christmas Organ Concert featuring Josh Brodbeck


We appreciate everything you’ve done to help Watoto Read in its mission to provide educations to children and young adults in African refugee camps.
Sunday, Dec. 10
2:30-4:30 p.m.

What: Christmas Organ Concert featuring Josh Brodbeck and holiday refreshments

Where: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2001 Northwest Blvd

Columbus, OH 43212

Why: To thank you for your generous support of education for children in refugee camps in Chad.

RSVPPlease RSVP to us if you plan to come. Thank you!

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Joshua Brodbeck is a young American concert organist who is in constant demand as a performer and hymn fest leader. At the age of nine, Mr. Brodbeck performed in first concert in the United States. He made his international debut at age 12 playing for an organ dedication in Slovenia, Europe. Throughout his brief career, Mr. Brodbeck is known, and is commended for his varied programs that please audiences everywhere.  Recent engagements have included tours in Germany, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic, with other engagements taking place in the United States.


Mr. Brodbeck began his studies at Bluffton University at the age of 12 with Dr. Stephen Jacoby. After graduating high school, Mr. Brodbeck studied at the Capital University Conservatory of Music as well as the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with Mr. Todd Wilson. Throughout his time studying, he won first prize in many competitions including the American Guild of Organist’s Young Artist Competition.  Since graduating, Mr. Brodbeck has had coaching sessions with Mr. Paul Jacobs of the Juilliard School of Music and Dame Gillian Weir of the United Kingdom.

Currently, Mr. Brodbeck is the Minister of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio. In this role, he oversees the entire music program and concert series. Mr. Brodbeck is also the Artistic Director for the Delaware Community Chorus and Director of Worship for the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


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2017 Inaugural Watoto Read Annual Golf Outing


We are excited to announce our first annual Golf Outing! Please join us in supporting Watoto Read and building schools in African Refugee Camps while enjoying a game of golf with your friends.
We are currently looking for teams and sponsors. If you are interested in attending or sponsoring a tee, please read the document below and contact us to get started!
DATE: Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Tee-Off Time: 1:30PM
Presentations, Dinner and Awards: 6:30PM
Location: Bent Tree Golf Club, 350 Bent Tree Rd, Sunbury, OH 43074

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Free Benefit Concert!


DATE: March 12th 3 – 4:30PM
Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church
4343 Dublin Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Watoto Read is pleased to present to you an afternoon of music with the above six artists! Familiar faces at local venues like Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and Comfest, these singer/songwriters perform widely in the US and abroad. They bring a variety of styles including melodic groove, soft rock and country. Join us for this special opportunity to hear these artists perform together.
Cost: FREE! Donations are appreciated toward Watoto Read’s work in supporting elementary education in refugee camps in Sub-Saharan Africa. We are grateful to these artists performing free of charge in order to allow all funds to go toward the schools.

About the Performers

and a special appearance of

Keith Larsen – A finalist in the CMT/NSAI Song Contest, in which his song, “Hold On,” received the Listener’s Choice Award. He is a frequent participant in Nashville songwriter rounds and writing sessions. As funny as he is compelling, Keith merges a straightforward vocal style with lyrics that resonate with simplicity, honesty and humility.
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Watoto Read Concert


Save the date! We are excited to bring a wonderful afternoon of music to Hilliard! We hope you’ll plan to join us in order to support Watoto Read. More details coming soon.

Date:  March 12, 2017
Time: From 3:00PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Scioto Ridge UMC, located at 4343 Dublin Rd, Hilliard OH.

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Inauguration Success!


Thank you to all who came to the Inauguration of Watoto Read! Keep checking back as we are working on our next event and some exciting updates to share. In the meantime, please enjoy some photos taken of the Watoto Team during our Inauguration.
The Watoto Read Team

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You're Invited to our Inaugural Event


Date: October 8th, 2016
We would be honored to have you and your whole family as our special guests, while we celebrate the founding of Watoto Read.
WATOTO (Swahili for “children”) READ is a new, independent, nonprofit organization incorporated in Ohio. Watoto Read was
formed in order to respond to the crisis of refugees in Sub Saharan Africa. Our focus is on education. Our first initiative is to provide shelters for children to attend school, as currently most camps teach outdoors. We hope you can come help us celebrate and learn more about Watoto Read.
If you can come, RSVP to Claudine Leary
at 304-612-4168 or by email at
Time: 5-7:30pm
Lewis Center United Methodist Church
1081 Lewis Center Road
Lewis Center, OH 43035

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