Music Ministry Coordinator: Chris Barnett
...Our Music Ministry Coordinator, Chris Barnett
...Chris BarnettChris Barnett
grew up in the suburbs of Chicago where she
attended both Lutheran elementary and high schools.She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN with a degree in music education in 1988.Her
first job was in a small school in rural Montana where she
husband, Ted, and taught music kindergarten through 12th grade.In 1989, Ted and Chris moved to Anchorage where Chris worked for Keyboards West for a number of years, grew her own piano studio of 60 students, and had two children, Matt and Leigh Ann.
When Leigh Ann was nearly school-age Chris
went back to work part-time as the music teacher at both Anchor Lutheran
and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton elementary schools.The following year she
went to work for the Anchorage School District
and was the music teacher at Huffman Elementary for the next seven years (during which time her
youngest, Cody, made his
has always been an organizer, coordinating the school district's Honor Choir and working with her
own choirs and Orff ensembles of 75 students or more.Her
last year at Huffman, Chris
led the students in a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. The performances were met with rave reviews and more than 100 Huffman elementary students were involved.Chris comes to Amazing Grace with a deep love for children and a desire to share her love of music and theater with our amazing kids.
Chris plans to use her
organizational skills in the front office creating the worship bulletins and her
musical and drama skills will be put to work coordinating the many talented people of all ages who make up Amazing Grace
can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 344-4317.