FPC WELCOMES LYNDI PEACOCK - NEW TEMPLE CHOIR DIRECTOR
It is our pleasure to introduce , our new Temple Choir Director, to the family of First Presbyterian.
Lyndi was born and raised in the Tacoma area, graduating from Spanaway Lake High School in 2004. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Central Washington University in 2009. From 2009 – 2010 Lyndi taught band and choir at the Ellensburg Christian School to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Lyndi strongly believes in the motto of her alma mater, “Through teaching we learn.”
Currently Lyndi works as a tutor for Literacy in the Community, tutoring underprivileged children under the No Child Left Behind Act. She also teaches piano at the Melody Lane Performing Arts Academy. Lyndi sings and plays clarinet in a New Orleans style jazz trio known as RetroPotential. The trio is made up of tuba, banjo, and vocals/clarinet. They have recorded two albums, the second of which is soon to be released. A third album will be recorded this summer. She also plays the flute, trumpet, mandolin, recorder, piano, ukulele and violin.
On a personal level, Lyndi loves animals of all kinds especially her two cats, Bluesy and Banjo. She believes that our pets are a very special gift from our loving God.
Music is Lyndi’s life, and she is excited to be called to serve here at First Presbyterian Church Yakima as our new choir director. “I believe I was put here to glorify God through music.” She is looking forward to glorifying God in worship through the musical gifts He has given her and hopes to bring joy to those she works with. “Working with others to create music is when I find myself to be at my best.”
Through various musical forms, Lyndi hopes to connect those unconnected to Jesus Christ. She believes that music is a manifestation of God’s love for us, and strives to bring the Word forward through this beautiful gift that He has given to us. She feels that we are all challenged daily by God to emulate the love, compassion and forgiveness of Christ. It is something she personally strives daily to do. Please join us in warmly welcoming Lyndi (Suydam) Peacock to FPC Yakima.
Lyndi will be introduced at all three services on Sunday April 17th, at the April Session meeting, and in the May newsletter. Her employment begins on May 1st.
FPC Yakima Worship Search Committee,
Karen Bernd, Chair
Jack Peebles, Senior Pastor