Marilyn Turner-Burchett is the director of our ADULT vocal choir. She has been with us for about 9 years. She is talented and has extensive experience in music programs, including her work in the public high school. The music she chooses is very diverse in style and arrangement, and she often edits the arrangements at practice, bringing in new and innovative harmonies!
Marilyn is also our accompanist for the 11:00 worship service – she plays both piano and organ.
Marilyn’s assistant, Steve O’Connor, is the choir accompanist. Steve brings an extensive 30 years of experience in church music, and a Masters in Organ Performance. He began with us in September of 2017, after moving to Chehalis to retire from his career in church music. He and his wife, Nancy, live on a small “hobby farm” nearby and among other things have a horse and grow mushrooms and onions.