Erin Rettino

Erin is a singer, songwriter, and performer who grew up in sunny Southern California.  For most of her life she has been apart of the Grammy- and Dove Award-nominated Christian children's series "Psalty the Singing Song Book."  She graduated with a degree in Music from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.  Since college she has been busy performing professionally in Los Angeles.  Her favorite performances include Fiddler On The Roof (Tzeitel), Good News (Patricia Bingham), and HAIR (Tribe) with the original Broadway producer Michael Butler.  In addition to doing musical theater, she has also become a musical theater and vocal jazz educator.  She is currently on staff at the South Orange County School of the Arts as well as being a private voice teacher.

Stephanie Wright

Stephanie Wright is an accomplished vocalist with experience in an array of musical genres including opera, musical theater, jazz, art songs, oratorios, masses, and cross-overs. She received her B.A. in Music from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo where she studied vocal performance with renowned mezzo-soprano Jacalyn Kreitzer. Stephanie sings at weddings and special events throughout Southern California, is the soprano section leader at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, and teaches voice lessons and beginning piano lessons. You can find more information about her background and experience at  She is grateful to be singing with her fellow carolers during this festive time of year.

Stephanie Phillips
Stephanie is a versatile singer born and raised in Pasadena, CA and a business graduate of Azusa Pacific University where she learned the “APU Blend” and spent most of her time singing and touring. Stephanie is a studio session singer and featured soloist for professional choirs, churches, corporate events, regional theaters, regional symphonies, awards shows, albums, film, and television. The first song she ever sang was a Christmas carol and she’s excited to join the Fireside Carolers and help spread some holiday cheer this Christmas season.

Thomas R. Cummings

Thomas currently serves as vocal director at Saddleback Church and has been a professional actor and singer for over 10 years holding a B.A. in Theatre and Vocal Performance.   Professional credits include experience in film, commercials, theatre, live vocal performance, vocal sessions, print-work...and yes, even runway modelling on one occasion.  His most recent performances include Frozen from Disney Karaoke Series, Swing Into Spring (Emcee/Soloist), Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchet), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Levi), Evita (Magaldi), Featured Soloist (OC Sheriff's Medal of Valor Ceremony)...among many others.  In addition to all of this, Thomas also released his first album entitled 'Christmas', which is available on iTunes.  He has loved singing with The Fireside Carolers over the years. []

Ernie Rettino

Ernie Rettino is the co-creator of Psalty the Singing Songbook in the Kids Praise! series of Christian children's musical albums. He and his wife, Debby Kerner Rettino, also created Solomon the Supersonic Salamander and Hi-Tops, a musical for pre-teens and teens. He has an extensive discography of original songs and decades of experience as an actor, vocalist, and creator. He is happy to join his daughter, Erin, as part of The Fireside Carolers!