Music Ministry Staff

Jim Cacciatore - Alleluia Choir copy

Jim Cacciatore,  Director of Alleluia Choir

Jim directs the Alleluia Choir, a vocal ensemble for adults and youth. 

Jon Lewis - Windsor Brass copy

Steve Dressel, Director of Alternative Worship

Steve is originally from the Chicago area, by way of Quincy, IL, Madison, WI, and Waukee, IA. Besides music ministry, Steve also has a law degree and is interested in lifelong faith formation at churches and in campus ministry. Steve lives in Waukee with his family, including his wife, Donna, and three kids - Maggie (21), Peter (18) and Kate (13). Maggie and Peter attend the University of Iowa. Although Donna has a history of church ministry as well, she currently works part-time at EmbarkIT, a West Des Moines computer provider.

Steve’s vision for alternative music at WHLC is to "refresh, affirm, and sometimes challenge people with music. To create meaningful opportunities for all who wish to participate. To inspire more and more to understand and appreciate the music around us and within us.” Steve is excited about ministry at WHLC because of “the enthusiasm and openness of people that gather. The message.  Unleashing the song within each one of us. The caring staff. Abundant opportunities for growth musically and spiritually. Finding and making connections.” If you have an interest in music, Steve would love to chat with you about it. Click here to email Steve.

Jon Lewis - Windsor Brass copy

Jon Lewis, Director of Windsor Brass

Jon directs the Windsor Brass, a brass instrument ensemble for adults and youth.


Jan Carlson - Organist copy

Jan Carlson, Accompanist

Jan serves as church organist and children's choir accompanist at WHLC. She also sings in the Alleluia choir and plays the French horn in the Windsor Brass. Jan and her husband Norm have been members of WHLC since 1978. They have two children Krista and Erik. Jan graduated from Wartburg College with a B.M.E. (Music Education) degree. She teaches piano lessons and is a member of (DMTA/ISMTA/MTNA) music organizations. She is a certified piano and organ teacher. She enjoys traveling and playing the piano and organ.

Marilyn HarveyDirector of Windsor Bells  

Amanda Lauritsen, Director of Joyful Noise and Grace Notes

* Staff photos courtesy of Dodgen Photograp

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