Worship & Arts

The mission of Worship and Arts is to lead the congregation in the worship and praise of God through music, Scripture, prayer and the arts. A rich heritage of outstanding talent and diverse musical styles has played a central role in the history of worship at WCPC, with Drama, Dance and the Visual Arts rounding out the expression of worship. A group of dedicated volunteers of all ages give their best to God by using their gifts in this ministry. Members of the department also enjoy fellowship at various times during the year.

Directors

Assistant Choral Director

Jayne Kappesser, a graduate of Bethany University with a BA in English and Music Education and an MA in Education, teaches private Voice and Piano lessons, and has performed and taught a variety of styles: Broadway, Pop, Classical, Opera, Gospel, and more!  She has been happily married to a brilliant man for seven years and has a deep affection for (nearly) all things musical.

Bell Choir Director

Ben Loomer, a graduate of Los Medanos College and University of the Pacific, and accomplished trumpet player, teaches Instrumental and Vocal Music at Stone Valley Middle School in Alamo, CA. Ben also teaches marching Band at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek and performs with the Contra Costa Wind Symphony, Diablo Light Opera Company, and the Diablo Women’s Chorale. Ben enjoys playing trumpet with the WCPC Worship team, WCPC Brass Quartet, and leading the WCPC Hand Bell choir.

WCPC Music Teams

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary choir sings both classical and contemporary anthems, rehearses weekly and sings in worship every other week. Rehearsal Time: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Gospel Choir

The Gospel choir sings traditional and contemporary songs, rehearses weekly and sings in worship every fifth Sunday. Rehearsal Time: Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

Worship Leaders & Band

Worship Leaders and Band meet weekly to practice and prepare for worship each Sunday on a rotating basis. Participation is based on openings and an audition is required. Rehearsal Time: Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

Orchestra

The Orchestra is comprised of WCPC members and musicians from the community. The orchestra meets for special occasions and concerts as needed; usually during Advent and Holy Week. Contact Don Nieman for more information.

Handbell Choir

This group is still growing and all levels of musicians are welcome. Although having the ability to read music is helpful, it is not required – other members will be happy to help! The Bell Choir plays mostly classical pieces and takes time in between for fellowship and caring for one another. Rehearsal Time: Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm.