We are happy and grateful to share the news about a staff
transition in our church!

After considering several talented candidates, our Personnel
Committee has completed its search for Director of Music
with the appointment of Michael Montgomery. For the past
three months, Michael served as our Interim Music
Director. Previously, he was our organist, from 2018 to 2021.

Michael studied voice performance at Western Michigan
University. He holds two levels of certification through the
American Guild of Organists (SPC, CAGO) as well as
a Certificate in Church Music from the Anglican Diocese of Salisbury.

While Director of Music at Immanuel Lutheran in Kalamazoo, Michael coordinated
a now-annual neighborhood hymn festival joining Lutheran, Methodist, Reformed,
and non-denominational congregations.

“Sharing excellent music, highlighting important histories, and developing meaningful liturgy
is what I’m most passionate about. I’m so grateful to be embraced by this community which
has a strong culture of all three,” Michael said.

A task force including the Personnel Committee, Worship and Music Committee, vocal and
bell choirs led the search process.