Gary Ross is the music director and, as such, leads the chancel choir and selects anthems and special music for the worship service. He arranges special and appropriate music for Advent and Lent.

The music director, with the pastor and music/worship committee, plan the music program to meet the musical needs of the congregation.

Gary has been a music teacher for many years. Currently retired from McKinleyville School District where he was an instrumental and choral instructor. He also plays trumpet and piano.

Dixieland Sunday is one of several special programs. The service features a local all-star Dixieland band led by tubist Fred Tempas.  The chancel choir, directed by Gary Ross, performs an anthem with the band.  The band accompanies the congregation on all hymns as well as provides the offertory and concludes with "When the Saints Go Marchin' In."


We are  very happy to introduce our new piano accompanist, Chuang Li.  Chuang grew up in Chengdu, Szechuan Province, China.  He started playing piano at the age of 5.  He went to public school in Chengdu  and in 2008 began 6 years of study at the conservatory.

He went to Ithaca College in western New York before coming to HSU to study with Daniela Mineva.  He says he has about 2 more years to study with her before the next stage of his career.

He has already performed in competition in Russia and Denmark.

Welcome, Chuang!