— Photo by Timothy Van Heest

Wally Quay pauses for a moment for a portrait, taken by Rev. Timothy Van Heest, the minister of the Knox Reformed Church where Quay has played the organ for more than half a century. “Subconsciously, I gave him a halo,” said Van Heest, referring to a glow cast on Quay by a wall sconce. “Amen,” concludes the framed prayer beside Quay, who is retiring as the church organist.