John joined our staff in November of 2008 as organist, and assumed the role of music and worship director in June of 2009. A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, John taught vocal and instrumental music for 33 years, the last 6 at North Bend Public Schools, before retiring and coming to Salem. John (originally from Omaha) and his wife Peggy (originally from Sidney, Iowa) have three grown daughters (Christine, Susan, and Angela), a lovely granddaughter (Lauren), and live in Fremont with their two dogs (Dutchess, 12 and LuLu, 6). Our third dog, Cassie, 17, passed away in November of 2011-we truly miss her! John and Peggy are passionate about their work at Salem and thoroughly enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the wonderful group of Christian families.
Music and worship meetings are now being held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5 pm in the library.
Adult Handbells rehearse at 5 pm in the balcony, while the Adult Choir rehearses at 6:30 in the same location. We will soon begin fall rehearsals. If you are interested in becoming a part of our music ministry through one of our choirs, handbells, or Spirit and Truth worship teams, please contact John. We need you! John's home phone is 402-909-6055.
As fall approaches, we encourage you to check out our adult music programs, including adult handbells and our fabulous choir. Both groups rehearse on Wednesdays. In addition, if you love to lift your voice in praise of the Lord, see John about becoming a Praise Team member. We always need voices!
"Sing unto the Lord a new song!"
John's e-mail: email@example.com