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Following worship on February 25, join us in welcoming Christopher Betts as Director of Music on his first Sunday at St. Paul's. We will gather for come-and-go time greetings in Fondren Hall beginning at 12:15 pm with light refreshments.

Mr. Betts was formerly Director of Music and Organist at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, Maryland, and before that, Organist and Associate Director of Music at the Washington National Cathedral. A native of the United Kingdom, Chris was raised in the English Cathedral tradition as a boy chorister in Lichfield and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Magdalen College Oxford.

He came to the U.S. as Artist-in-Residence and later Director of Music at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas. First UMC Lubbock has deep roots in the Anglican choral tradition. 

From his early years in the UK to now, Chris has utilized the RSCM and Voice for Life tradition with wonderful success and is known as a collaborator and strong leader, all undergirded by a deep Christian faith. Chris is married to Sunny, a Texan by birth, and they have two children.