After reviewing multiple applications, SPRC is excited to share the great news that we have selected a new Minister of Music and a new Minister of Worship Accompaniment for our congregation.
Mr. Herman Hope will join us as our new Minister of Music and Ms. June Lee will join us as our new Minister of Worship Accompaniment.
We are thrilled, as are they, to have them in their new positions. Please help us welcome them into our church family. Below is a bit about Herman and June:
Minister of Music: Herman Hope
Herman Hope is from Fullerton, California. He attended Fullerton First United Methodist Church until he went to Centenary College of Louisiana, a Methodist-affiliated college, to earn his B.A. of English. With musical performances and involvement forming the backbone of his development from childhood through his time at Centenary, especially with his involvement in the Centenary College Choir and studying voice with renowned soprano, Twyla Robinson, Herman decided to go to California State University, Fullerton, to earn his Master’s degree in Music. He earned that degree in Spring of 2021 and will now be entering the credential program to become a teacher in the Spring of 2022. Herman has been in a plethora of performances and choirs, often telling people that he was born singing! Notably, he has been the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Whittier Regional Symphony, and has performed in the roles of Tamino in The Magic Flute and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at CSUF. He has been singing at Anaheim United Methodist Church since 2017. “I’m very excited to take on this new role of leadership at this church! Music is such an important part of my life and plays an important role in the life of the church. I look forward to being an instrument through which that music can continue to breathe new life into Anaheim United Methodist Church and finding ways to help bring that same music out into the community. Thank you all so much for honoring me and trusting me with this position. I look forward to making music with all of you!”
Minister of Accompaniment: June Jongeun Lee
Organist & Pianist June Jongeun Lee is a native of Seoul, South Korea. She has played the piano since the age of six, and she was actively involved in music as a school conductor and an accompanist since junior high school. Since then, she has won several prizes in piano competitions. Ms. Lee majored in religious music and studied piano and organ at Chong-Shin University in Seoul Korea and she got Bachelor degree and an Artistic diploma (MM). She worked actively as a church organist, a pianist and an accompanist in Korea. Also, she has performed at a lot of concerts as an organist and a pianist. Also she taught many students and accumulated her great careers as teacher. After arriving to the U.S., she studied organ performance with professor Cherry Rhodes, studied the piano with professor Antoinette Perry, and got an Artistic Diploma from USC . While she studied, she earned the USC music department scholarship, the Englebarts scholarship, as well as the Mu Phi Epsilon scholarship. Also, she performed numerous concerts as a soloist and as an accompanist with Choirs & soloists. She is currently working at a music studio as a piano instructor and teaches her private students in Irvine, and she teaches at Citrus High school.