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Director of Music Ministries

Bob Butler

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Born on the West Coast, I became a transplant to the Midwest when I attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, graduating with a degree in music, social studies, and English education.  Upon, graduation, my wife and I moved to Neenah, where I taught for thirty-four years.  During that time, I earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. 

Music has always been an important part of my life.  I began singing in the children’s choir of our church at the age of four, and from then until the present, there hasn’t been a time in my life during which I have not been involved in some type of church music ministry either singing, accompanying, directing a choir, or serving as an organist.  Before coming to First Church, I was involved in the music ministry of a large Neenah church for thirty-five years and was the founding director of their Living Christmas Tree program.

I became acquainted with First Church in the late 1970s when my wife became the principal organist here, a position she held for over twenty years.  After retiring from my previous church position, I joined my wife here at First Church.  It wasn’t too long after becoming a member here that Bass Clef was established, and then in 2007, I was asked to become the Director of Music Ministries. 

It is my strong belief that music is intended to minister; it is that foundational principle which guides everything I do with music in the church.  I have a passion for worship and a desire to choose music that enhances the worship experience as we glorify God together. 

As I begin my ninth year at First Church, it continues to be my privilege to serve God in this church community.  It is an awesome responsibility, and one I do not take lightly, to follow in the tradition of musical excellence for which this church has long been known.  In all that I do with the music program of First Church, my desire is to see God honored, lifted up, and glorified.  Soli Deo Gloria!

 
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