Music Ministry


THE MUSIC MINISTRY carries on the long tradition of excellence at CCSM. We work to musically enhance the worship services with offerings that include choral, handbell, vocal solo, and instrumental contributions. In addition, we oversee a diverse concert series featuring outstanding musicians from the Bay area including CCSM’s amazing organist.

The Music Ministry seeks to add the connection and deep meaning that music brings in its own incredible way. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate in the musical life of our congregation, whether in a musical group, as a soloist, and/or as a member of our Ministry.

Music Groups

Our Choirs

If you’re interested in performing in one of our choirs, please contact us.


The Chancel Choir is led by our Director of Music, Lynnelle Bilsey. The choir leads the congregation and enriches worship with a diverse offering of music. Our chancel choir offers special worship services and concerts, accompanied by a variety of instruments.

Carillon Handbell

Sundays are extra-special when our Carillon Handbell Choir performs under the direction of Lynnelle Bilsey.

Our Instrumentalists

If you play an instrument and would like to be part of our vibrant musical community, please let us know. We often have instrumentalists accompany our Chancel Choir and perform as soloists.

Our Music & Arts Circle

Our Music and Arts Circle meets monthly over a light lunch for music and art related programming and fellowship. Look for our next Music and Arts Circle gathering on our main calendar.

Organ Camp

Our church organist, Dr. Angela Kraft Cross, and our Joyful Noise Youth Director, Julie Berk, are committed to the musical education of young people. Organ Camp is an opportunity for young pianists to learn about the pipe organ.

Music Team

Lynnelle Bilsey
Lynnelle Bilsey, MA, CVA

Director of Music, Chancel Choir & Carillon Bell Choir Director

Angela Kraft Cross

AAGO, Artist in Residence, Organist

Melanie Dresbach
Melanie Dresbach, MA

Liturgical Musician

Julie Berk
Julie Miles Berk

Joyful Noise Youth Choir Director