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Karl Zinsmeister

Karl Zinsmeister

Director of Musicoffice: 919-834-3425, ext. 211

Karl joined the White Memorial staff in July 2007. As Director of Music, Karl provides worship leadership for the church. He is responsible for worship service planning and coordination, planning and coordinating all musical elements of worship including conducting choral and instrumental ensembles, and playing both the piano and organ during worship.

Previously, Karl held similar posts for churches in Cincinnati, Ohio; Greenwood, Mississippi; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. He has also served as an Instructor and a Conductor of Handbell Choirs for the faculties of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey; St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; and Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. In addition to serving churches at the local level, Karl has participated in worship and theology committees at the Presbytery level and as a national board member for Presbyterian Association of Musicians. Karl loves the opportunity to combine interests in music, teaching, creative arts, nurture, and worship which results in ministry through music. He holds B.M. and M.M. degrees in church music from St. Olaf College and Westminster Choir College, respectively; and a D.A. in music education, choral emphasis from the University of Mississippi at Oxford.

Karl and Lora Z. live in Fairfax Hills where they enjoy gardening, cooking, and sharing southern hospitality.