Our church organist since 1991 (formerly with Atonement), Brenda has been playing for churches since age 12. She previously taught elementary school music in Chatham, as well as teaching private voice and piano lessons on and off since high school and serving as an adjudicator for contests. She has also served as choir director in the past. Brenda said the Lord gave her the musical abilities to be part of her ministry and testimony. Her husband, Don, is retired from the state and serves as a minister at Loami United Methodist Church. They have three sons: one who lives in Chatham, one in central Illinois and one in Connecticut. When she’s not playing or practicing at Peace, she enjoys painting, crafting, biking, solving crosswords or you might find her at home where she always has a puzzle out on the table.