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Minister of Music & Arts


Minister of Music & Arts

Chanelle Schaffer

Chanelle has been active in music ministry since childhood, and is a graduate of Stanford University and the M.F.A. acting program of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. She has extensive performing and teaching experience, and has studied vocal improvisation with the legendary Bobby McFerrin. Chanelle is a former faculty member of the American Conservatory Theater, U.C. Berkeley, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, and is a member of the American Choral Director's Association, SAG, AFTRA, and AEA.

Chanelle joins us from our sister congregations in NYC: Marble Collegiate Church, where she led Wednesday Worship services, and Fort Washington Collegiate Church, where she spent the past 6 years as the Director of Music and Worship Arts.

She brings with her a love of warm weather, yoga, and hiking, and her 4-year-old Bichon/Maltese mix, Biscuit.

She can be reached at music@stthomasreformedchurch.org


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