Worship & the Arts
Worship & the Arts
Currently, Eve Alexandria Strunk is our director of Worship and the Arts. Interestingly though, she actually began filling this role before it was a role to fill.
For several years, as a budding local artist, she acted as a kind of Artist in Residence for us. She created crafts for Children's Church & VBS, painted various things to beautify the Church, and taught art classes to help raise funds for our Educational Scholarships.
Almost 2 years ago, when we found ourselves without a Congregational Worship Leader, Eve drew upon her classical training under Ms. Sandy Rubright at the Western PA Music and Arts Academy, and stepped in, shouldering that responsibility as well. Not only has she done this with excellence, finding that delicate balance between the Traditional and the Modern, but she has also begun to train others for this ministry as well. Because of her active tutelage, her younger sister Katelyn, at the tender age of 13, has been able to lead our congregational worship on several occasions. Furthermore, over the last several months, she has been able to incorporate various musicians for our monthly Night of Worship, including some of our own youth whom she has been tutoring musically.
Although she works full-time as a barista at Coco's in Leechburg, she is absolutely committed to seeing our Faith Community be a place that embraces art as an expression of worship. Her efforts in this have helped to foment a culture of creativity here that is beginning to blossom as other artists and musicians have begun to connect and share their gifts and talents as well. Soon, God willing, we will have leaned into every area of the Arts: Musical, Visual, Media and Theatre. In the end, the only thing that limits our potential is our willingness to imagine what is possible.