Greetings in Christ. I am Kathy VandenTak and I am the Music Director at Spirit of Life. I direct the adult and children’s choir. I live in Holland, Mi. with my husband of nearly 34 yrs., Ed. We have two grown children, a son, James and our daughter, Jessica. My love of music goes back to my childhood. Music and singing were a big part of my life growing up. Learned that from my wonderful parents! In high school, I joined the choir and was a member of the “Festival Singers” at Michigan Lutheran High School in St. Joe, Mi. I was also a member of the choir at my hometown church, St. Paul’s Lutheran, in South Haven, Mi. Mr. Don Holtzhueter was my choir director there, and had the biggest influence on me, at least, musically.
I love all kinds of music, both secular and sacred, of which my favorite hymns would have to be “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Lord, You I Love With All My Heart”. There are SO many! Formerly, I worked as the store training coordinator at Sears in Holland. More recently, I worked as a playground supervisor and phone receptionist for Holland Public Schools.
I enjoy gardening and reading, but mostly, spending time with my family. And, of course, listening to and singing music! I very much enjoy directing our choirs here at Spirit of Life! I welcome all who have a love of music to give our choir a try sometime! We have a lot of fun, while learning traditional hymns, as well as, more contemporary pieces. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 7 P.M. here at church. Look forward to seeing you:)
Psalm 100:1&2 “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before Him with joyful songs.”