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.
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 end our winter/spring season on May 19th, so we hope you can join us in the fall! 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.
The summer season is upon us! If you would like to provide special music at our services, contact John. We are always looking for talent! Please join us for worship this summer. We have a wide variety of different summer worship experiences this year and hope you can join us. One of our special services this year will be the return of the Armouraires in both worship and a 2 pm concert on June 30th. Plan on attending to hear this very popular group.
John's e-mail: email@example.com