Mt Zion’s contemporary worship leader, Kristin Sponcia, says music is a gift of God. Along with leading our 10:45 am service on Sundays, Kristin is presently the Choir Director for Divine Savior Holy Angels school and teaches private students in piano and voice. In the fall Kristin will be Assistant Professor of Choral Music at Cardinal Stritch University. Her job will include teaching choir, American Popular Music, and doing some recruiting for the Performing Arts Department.
Kristin defines contemporary music as melodic, simple and easy-to-learn, sing and follow, repetitive, tasteful and easy to the ear. She leads the congregation in singing and playing piano, and welcomes volunteers to join in the musical accompaniment. “We could use more drums to fill out the sound,” she says, “and we would like to invite anyone else to join us. We could use bass, guitar, drums and singers, and the commitment wouldn’t have to be every Sunday.”
Choosing music to fit the service is key to worshiping God for Kristin. “Music is powerful and healing. Everyone needs music,” Kristin noted. Contemporary music offers a lot of options for musicians to join in various ways to accompany the worship music of the congregation. Kristin enjoys the “last song” of the service, a tradition established in the second service where the music is accompanied by the children and congregation with rhythm instruments.
Kristin says she drifted away from church for a while, but she knew she needed God, and is glad to be part of Mt Zion’s worship experience. In her spare time, Kristin likes to hang out with dogs, walks outside on a sunny day, and she is currently house hunting! She also likes cooking, reading, and game nights with family and friends.
If you are interested in being part of the contemporary worship team, or have a favorite song to request, send an email to [email protected].