Meet our Musicians 

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Abbey Gast is the Director of Music for our Church. She comes to us from Kansas City, Mo. She is Masters student at the University of Illinois.

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Hannah Freeman-Choi

Hannah is the pianist for our Church. She comes to us from Seoul, South  Korea. She is Doctoral student at the University of Illinois.

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Lisa Buhelos

Lisa is our soprano section leader. She is a graduate student at the University of Illinois. Lisa is from the Chicagoland area.

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Kennedy Ortmeier

Kennedy is a section leader for our Sanctuary Choir. She is a student at the University of Illinois, and comes to us from Chicago area.  

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Hunter Mitchell

Hunter is our Bass section leader and our Assistant Music Director for our Sanctuary Choir and Stage Manager.  He comes to us from Huntsville, Alabama and is a grad student at the University of Illinois. 

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Shandra Summerville

Shandra is our Hymn Leader for our 8:00 am early service and a Praise soloist for our 10:30 am service. She comes to us from the Champaign area.

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John Muir

John is the drummer for our Praise Team. You may also see him playing organ and piano as well!

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Ryan Byfield

Ryan  is our Keyboard player for our Praise Team at our 10:30 am service. He comes to us from the C-U Community. He plays multiple instruments and is presently working on his album with his group "Nuleus.