David Beard

David Beard

Administrative Assistant for Music and Arts

A tenured music historian and writer, David’s love of music led him to develop a meaningful relationship with The Beach Boys, curating and reporting on their history for over 30 years. In addition to writing and designing two official Beach Boys tour programs and designing a VIP hardcover coffee table book, he continues to oversee creative direction of the group’s publication of record, Endless Summer Quarterly Magazine, now in its 37th year. In 2021 he reunited The Beach Boys and their children when co-producing a re-recording of the groups 1970 recording Add Some Music to Your Day with an accompanying music video that he directed to benefit Feeding America. The event was covered by Rolling Stone Magazine. David brings the same passion and commitment to his administrative role at Christ Church. He has witnessed firsthand the healing power of music, and is a firm believer in daily meditation and prayer. A Charlottean since 1979, David is married to wife Gretchen, and has one son, Ethan.