During the traditional service, in our historic sanctuary, our Chancel Choir under the direction of Emily Gonsoulin, and accompanied by Marlene Mullenix lead the congregation in traditional Christian hymns. After the sermon, the choir performs an anthem.
The Chancel Choir practices on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room on the second floor.
As Director of Music Ministries, I conduct the Chancel Choir and work to develop a deeper understanding of music’s role in the faith and mission of our church. Since music is such an integral part of worship, it is my goal to grow the program through concerts, events, and special music services. If you are interested in joining the choir or would like to support music ministries at FUMC, I would love to hear from you!
Assistant Choir Director/
Director Asbury Ringers
From Madison, Wisconsin
Former Director of Music/Organist at Bashford United Methodist Church, Madison, Wisconsin.
Moved to Lake Charles, in September 2020.
"I am thrilled to be here helping the church grow!"
Some Important Dates:
February - Cokesbury Hymn Month
February 14 - Ash Wednesday services at 12 noon and 6pm
March 28 - Maundy Thursday service at 6pm
March 29 - Good Friday cantata at 6pm
March 31 - Easter Sunday service at 11am
Organist & Pianist
Upcoming Choral Anthems
Marlene accompanies the Chancel Choir during worship services, Christmas and Easter Cantatas, and other special performances. She also plays for weddings and funerals.
Chancel Choir News
Chancel Choir Concert
"A Night of Rejoicing"
Chancel Choir on KPLC
Chancel Choir Concert Broadway
on Broad Street