Director of Music and Worship
office: 502-893-2201 x 248
No music experience is necessary! We want everyone who has a passion for music to be a part of our Music Ministry. Adults of all ages are encouraged to join. You can serve in our Chancel Choir, which has nearly 150 volunteers, one of our handbell groups, or we can help you discover your musical gifts.
It's more than just music. Many middle schoolers and high schoolers said they have grown closer to God and met their best friends through serving in the Music Ministry. These choirs sing and play handbells during worship services, participate in events at church, and the high school group takes an annual mission trip.
Do you have a child in your life that loves to sing and make music? Our PSALM Kids music ministry is the place for them. Our children's choir and handbell program teaches kids about God's love as they learn new musical skills.
All the ensembles of Christ Church are 100% volunteer and open to everyone. No experience necessary, no audition required. Anyone who is interested in making music to praise the Lord will find a place in the music ministry of Christ Church!
There are ways to help the music ministry beyond music, such as ushering for concerts, setting up for events, etc. Just as importantly, people can support the ministry through their prayers.
The magnificent pipe organ we hear today was the dream of Christ Church member Kevin Brown years before plans were drawn for the new Sanctuary. When Kevin and his daughter Elizabeth died in 2003, a fund was established in their honor for the new pipe organ. The Brown Memorial Organ Fund was generously supported by family and friends. As part of the Christ Church “By Faith We Build” Campaign and along with numerous additional memorial gifts designated for the pipe organ, it provided the foundation for this dream to come true.
An Organ Committee chaired by Dr. Holly Brown was formed in January of 2005 to select a builder. The committee’s enthusiastic response to instruments built by the Letourneau firm of Quebec, Canada at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, GA and The Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes in Washington, D.C. led to the decision to engage this highly respected company.
On Tuesday, November 25, 2008, Letourneau’s Opus 107 arrived in two large semi-trucks. Throughout the day, 140 church members of all ages worked with the Letourneau team to unload the instrument’s 3,300 pipes and 10,000 pieces. The organ sounded for the first time in worship on January 25, 2009 as Helen Hagg played the postlude on Student Sunday. The success of the instrument is due to expertise and cooperation of architect Phil Gayhart of Sherman, Carter and Barnhart, Andrew Forrest of Letourneau Organs and acoustician, Dennis Fleisher of Musonics.
Sanctuary Series is dedicated to furthering the mission and vision of Christ Church United Methodist through music. The events are free and open to the public with an offering collected to bless worthy organizations in our communities. Through sacred music, Sanctuary Series invites its patrons to “worship God in the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 96:9) and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Tenor Leaven, the beloved a cappella men’s ensemble at Christ Church, will open the season for the Sanctuary Series. They will be joined by a brass quintet from the Louisville Orchestra, a handbell ensemble and other musical friends. Join us as we sing and reflect about our trust in Jesus!