Jim Buchanan

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Jim Buchanan is our Music Minister and Administration.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree as an Area Major in Business Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  He also studied piano and organ for 13 years.  

Jim is an outstanding music leader. Jim’s musical talents are quite diverse.  He chooses all music for our services.  For the Traditional Service he plays organ and directs the Sanctuary Choir.  For the Contemporary Service, he plays digital piano adding tracks of various instruments and percussion and leads the Celebrate Singers. An eleven member handbell choir is also another of Jim’s responsibilities and they ring every 4 to 6 weeks at both services.

His professional memberships include:  AGO (American Guild of Organists), ALCM (Association for Lutheran Church Musicians), Handbell Musicians of America, and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers).  Jim has recorded and produced one organ and seven piano CDs.

An ongoing concert series, JIM BUCHANAN and Friends has been well recognized and attended for the past 20 years.

As Administrator Jim’s duties include:  weekly bulletins for each service, a monthly newsletter, using Quickbooks for Receivables, Payables, tax form filing, etc.  He also takes care of special mailings like the yearly Stewardship Campaign, Year End Congregational Report, and Yearly Membership Directories.

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