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Worship Ministry Update

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If you have been a part of our Chapel family in any capacity over the past two decades, then you have been impacted by the ministry of Ted Cornell, the Chapel’s Minister of Worship. Ted arrived at the Chapel over 19 years ago after serving for several decades with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Immediately upon his arrival, Ted established a culture of professionalism and musical excellence for our Worship Ministry that continues today.

Throughout his time here at the Chapel, God has used Ted to point countless people to our Savior, Jesus Christ, through his leadership of our music ministries, as well as through his giftedness as a classically trained pianist. It was through Ted’s leadership and vision that our church first began hosting our annual Christmas Concerts, which reach thousands of folks every year with the true meaning and good news of Christmas. For the duration of his ministry career, Ted’s heart has always been to use music to prepare the hearts of people for the preaching of God’s word. Our Chapel family has been so blessed to have a faithful and humble leader like Ted who has sought to use his gifts for God’s kingdom and glory.

Earlier this year, Ted informed our church’s leadership that he intends to retire from his current role at the end of this calendar year. Ted and his wife, Zandra, are looking forward to the chance to spend more time with their children and grandchildren. We are excited for Ted and Zandra as they embrace this next chapter of life.

We are planning a time of appreciation for Ted that will coincide with our Chapel Family Update on November 19th. We hope that you will join us for that time as we recognize and celebrate the ministry that Ted has so faithfully carried out here at the Chapel.

Words cannot adequately describe how grateful we are for everything Ted has done for our community of faith over the past 19 years. We know that Ted will be impossible to replace. Therefore, we have contacted a facilitator from the Dingman Company (an organization that specializes in leadership placements for churches and non-profits where a “faith-fit” is vital) to help us in this transition. We are also preparing for an interim period should the need arise following Ted's transition.

As we move through this process, we welcome input and feedback from our family of faith. One of our church’s core values is to “value feedback.” If you would like to share your thoughts, please click the button below to complete a short survey. 

We are thankful for what God has done through Ted and we are looking forward to what God has next for the Worship Ministry of our church. As Ted has led us in singing many times, this is a time to declare: “To God be the glory, great things He hath done.” (Hymn #66, To God Be the Glory)

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Lorelei Lee September 21, 2017 9:46pm

Ted: You may not remember me but I was with the choir about 10 years ago. (Lorrie Slater) I just want you to know that participating in a Christmas choir production under your direction was one of the greatest joys of my life. To be a part of something so incredibly beautiful and exciting that uplifted people's hearts almost to the very gates of heaven-something that pointed people to Christ and the wonder of his birth-it was just like a miracle for me. Thank you. Thank you so much. I feel we will be called home VERY soon. I believe I am going to a place where, once again, music will be a big part of my existence. When we sing in the choirs of heaven, maybe we will be able to see the face of Jesus and HE will be smiling at us.
God bless you and thank you, again, Ted. -Lorelei Lee lorrieklee@aol.com
Oh, btw, my friend-Sandy Patti, sends her regards as well. :)