Minister for Music
Helen Hofmeister, Minister of Music, oversees the Westminster music program, which includes three children’s choirs, two youth choirs, an adult choir, and instrumental ensembles. She is the principal organist and the choir director for the Sanctuary Choir (adult), the Kirk Singers (high school), and the Chapel Singers (middle school).
Helen joined Westminster in 2006. Prior to Westminster, she held church music positions in Missouri, Kansas, Washington, and Germany. She holds both a Bachelor’s of Music and a Master’s of Music in organ performance from the University of Kansas. She also did postgraduate work at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln, Germany, made possible by a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst scholarship awarded by the Fulbright committee, which included four months of study at the Goethe Institut in Blaubeuren, Germany, and an additional nine months of study at the music conservatory in Köln.
Helen is an active member of the AGO (American Guild of Organists) and the GCNA (Guild of Carillonneurs in North American). She is an accomplished carillonneur and has concertized widely in the United States and Europe.
Contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-717-5539.