Director of Contemporary Music
Autumn was born in Newnan, GA and raised in Opelika, AL. She began studying music and dance at the age of 5. Her father was a Baptist Minister, so singing in church and helping to produce their dramatic presentations and musicals was a way of life. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Samford University in Musical Theater, and a Master of Human Relations from the University Of Oklahoma. Autumn has worked extensively in the professional musical theater realm in both Europe and the United States.She has been a member of Wayzata Community Church for over 10 years, and currently leads the music at the Contemporary Service, Directs the Celebration Singers, Children’s and Youth Choirs, and is Director of The Good Works Community Theater. Her mission at WCC is to encourage a welcoming environment for ALL AGES to join in praising God together through song, drama, dance, and any other avenue that might happen to occur! Autumn and her husband Chris live in Excelsior with their precious son, Kevin Thomas.
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Principal Organist & Director of Handbell Choirs
Kraig comes to us from Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, where he was hired in 2005 by Pastor Paul Youngdahl to serve as principal organist. Over his tenure at Mount Olivet, Kraig has served through the 3 Church campuses of Mount Olivet, where he was fortunate enough to discover another of his passions, Handbell Choirs. Most recently, he leaves his position at Breck School in Golden Valley, where he served as Chapel Organist and Carilloneur to pursue yet another interest, Real Estate.After completing high school at the Perpich Center for Arts, Kraig received his B.A. in Systematic Theology and Organ Performance with a minor in Vocal Education from St. John’s University. His graduate study was done at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University resulting in a Master of Music in Organ Performance with a cognate in Church Music and Carillon studies. Kraig has served as adjunct professor of organ at Saint Johns University where he also taught music theory and ear training.Kraig is no stranger to Wayzata Community Church. He is a student, friend and colleague of our own Diana Lee Lucker, Organist Emerita. He has performed regularly in the WCC Summer Organ Series as well as sharing his extraordinary skills with our Pastoral Care ministry as a substitute organist for funerals and weddings.
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Director, Chancel Choir
Adam Reinwald is a nationally recognized vocal chamber artist and conductor, and is in demand as a coach and clinician for developing voices. Since 2014, Adam has held the position of Assistant Conductor with the National Lutheran Choir. Additional positions include Artistic Director of the Minnesota Compline Choir and co-founder of Beer Choir Twin Cities.
From 1998 to 2014, Adam performed internationally and across the US with the male vocal ensemble Cantus. In artistic leadership at Cantus for more than a decade, Adam led programming for an organization that Fanfare Magazine labeled “the premiere men’s vocal ensemble in the United States”. During his tenure, Cantus was awarded the 2010 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from ChorusAmerica, released 17 albums on its own label, and established a unique collaborative working model for vocal chamber musicians. In his time with Cantus, Adam performed with Bobby McFerrin, Garrison Keillor, Keith Lockhart, Joanna Carneiro, Anne-Marie McDermott, Paul Neubauer, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition to artistic work, Adam has served on numerous nonprofit Boards, working primarily in organizational development, communications/social media, and special events.
Dr. Diana Lee Lucker
Diana Lee Lucker was born in Seattle, WA and began piano studies with her mother, Julia Kennelly, a well-known pianist. She later studied organ with Ronald Hooper at the University of Washington and held her first church position at the age of 12. Her grandfather was Ernest Balcom of the Balcom and Vaughan pipe organ builders. She studied at the Juilliard School of music and received her B.A., M.A., and D.M.A. degrees from the University of Minnesota. She was Assistant Professor of Music at both Augsburg College and Bethel College and for 16 years was organist of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, the largest Lutheran congregation in the United States.Diana Lee is the Associate Director of Music, Organist and Music Series Director at Wayzata Community Church, where she has been on staff for twelve years. As former Dean of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, she continues to be involved in activities of the Chapter and is the Executive Assistant for the 2008 National AGO convention in Minneapolis. She has played recitals in the U.S., in Europe and Scandinavia and maintains a large class of organ students. Her organ concerto performances with Allegro Sinfonia and with the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis have received rave reviews. Diana Lee was honored in 2006 by Allegro Sinfonia, who named the newly established Camp Scholarship, the Lucker Camp Scholarship, in recognition of her role in establishing the Music Series at Wayzata Community Church.
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