Sarah Schacherer will be the new youth music director. She’ll nurture our children’s and teen’s faith through music and help them offer their talents in worship. She’ll work with Spencer Martin, FLC’s music director, to incorporate youth vocal and instrumental ensembles and soloists in worship. She’ll also coordinate with Jill Marquart, children’s ministry coordinator, and Adrian Walter, youth and family ministry director, to support music ministry in the rest of our children and teen ministries. Below is an introductory message from Sarah:

My name is Sarah Schacherer.  I am a member of the Church Council and am thrilled to be taking on the role of Youth Music Director at FLC! I am originally from Janesville, WI, and attended the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. I am starting my 15th year of teaching this school year, currently teaching Pre-K through 2nd grade general music at John Cline Elementary as part of the Decorah CSD. I live in Decorah with my husband Ted, our 4 year old daughter Cora, and our dog Duke. I am a member of the Decorah Chorale and am looking forward to another season of singing this fall!  I love being part of First Lutheran for so many reasons, but mainly because of the welcoming spirit that exudes from the congregation. I truly feel like we are part of a family here. I am excited for the opportunity to connect with more of our families through song this year!

We want to extend our thanks to Claire Martin for serving on our music staff since 2020. We’re grateful for her ministry with our congregation! God bless Claire’s next steps. 

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