Leigh Anne Seitter
"O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise." Psalm 95:1-2.
Leigh Anne Seitter has served as the pianist, organist and Music Director for MacArthur Park Lutheran Church for over twenty-five years. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Piano Pedagogy from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Texas Choral Directors Association. Leigh Anne has been an accompanist for a number of years at several elementary, middle, and high schools in San Antonio, playing for concerts and competitions. Additionally, she is the accompanist for several local private music instructors. She and her husband are especially blessed by their three daughters, each of whom have excelled in their music accomplishments.
Carla Lockett has been the choir director at Mac Arthur Park Lutheran church for more than 10 years, directing both the Sr. Choir and Bell choir. She has been a member of MPLS for more than 42 years. She was baptized, confirmed and married at MPLS. Carla is married and has two children, Bethany and Andrew, and has a vocal education degree from Texas State University. Currently, along with directing the choirs, Carla is the music teacher and assistant director of MacArthur Park Lutheran School. She has a true love for church music and enjoys assisting and providing music for Mac Park’s worship services. Her philosophy of music is that God has called us all to praise Him. If he has placed it in your heart to serve Him through music she will help you find the place and way to do it. The best way to reach her is through e-mail or calling the church office.
Melissa French-Stephenson is the director of our newly formed Youth Choir. She has a Vocal Music Education Degree from St. Olaf College and was a middle school choir director for 8 years. She has been a private voice instructor for over 15 years and presently teaches private voice lessons at two NEISD middle schools.
Melissa is married to David Stephenson and they have two sons, James and Sam. They have been members of Mac Arthur Park since 2000. She is also a member of our Senior Choir and provides music as a soloist at church services as well as weddings and funerals. She feels truly blessed that God has given her the gift of her voice and is passionate about encouraging children to find and use their God given gifts of music making as well.