Michele DeFelice is Sign Art Ministry founder and event coordinator.
I wish I had a beautiful singing voice, but I don’t. God, however, has given me an expressive voice through Sign Art. After becoming helplessly captivated by Sign Artist Mark Mitchum during the mid 1990s, God placed in my heart Sign Art Ministry. I later earned a Master’s Degree in Interpretation from Gallaudet University and settled in east Tennessee; I currently attend Faith Promise Church in Knoxville.
It has been my experience that preparing an interpreted performance is much different than preparing an interpreted church service. There is a degree of freedom and a sense of becoming the song while performing which is difficult to obtain while interpreting.