ABOUT OUR PRODUCERS
Amy Rodriguez is the President and Chief Creative Officer for Monarch Ministries. She is our songwriter, playwright and studio artist producer. Amy Leggett (maiden name) started growing up in Jacksonville, Florida. At the age of 18, she headed to Nashville, Tennessee, where she finished growing up! After graduating with a degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University in 1991, she performed and taught vocal music in the Nashville area until returning to Jacksonville in 2000. That's when Amy a calling into the theatrical world. Since then, she has been beautifying The Monarch Production while raising her two boys and developing the talents of a large clan of local "divas!" Amy continues to fulfill her great vision for Monarch through daily office administration and creative gifts. "Lady Amy" also rocks Monarch's stage with her electric voice and does a jig every now and again.
Well, first off, we've favored royal colors since 1987 (realized a few years after making robes)! We get God-winks like that quite often.
Kimberly Kerr is our Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Kim was also born and raised in Jacksonville. She and Amy have been friends since middle school! Upon their graduation from Edward H. White High School, Kim attended Florida State College, studying Vocal Performance, and The University of North Florida. Kim served as interim Worship Leader at her home church for several years, while managing a Barnes & Noble store. She traveled and sang with musical groups, Promise and One Hope throughout the '90's. In 2001, after she and Amy founded Monarch, "Lady Kimberly" began gracing our audience with her gorgeous, velvety alto voice. She also supervises costuming and staging, organizing schedules and rehearsals, and last but not least, ministering to the needs of our superb cast.
Derrick Rodriguez, Amy's husband and Monarch's Chief Executive Officer, is originally from Puerto Rico. At 17, he joined the US Army. After his time of service, Derrick attained a law degree from the University of Puerto Rico. Since then, he has been practicing law, insurance and various other contracting, while bringing up his three children. Derrick and Amy married in 2016 and enjoy spending time with their combined families, including his three grandchildren, traveling across the globe, and administrating Monarch in Sanford, Florida. Also, you can hear Derrick's rich speaking voice on our promo video. And oh what a mesmerizing singing voice he bestows randomly upon unsuspecting crowds!