Lee Whitson

Traditional Worship Choir Director

Lee Whitson

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I was blessed to be called to CHUMC in February of 2020.  I have been involved in church music since the young age of 10, when I began playing piano at the church where my father was pastor.  I have played piano or sang in a church choir ever since.  I have so many fond memories of traveling to different churches with my parents and sharing the talents God blessed me with.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Music from East Tennessee State University and my Masters Degree in Education from Cumberland University.  I have taught elementary music/ chorus for 23 years.  

I have a family full of musicians.  My husband is a high school choir director and both of our boys are in band, play the piano and sing.  When we are not in school, we enjoy riding bikes and being outside.  I also enjoy cooking and watching cooking shows.

One of my earliest memories of learning scripture was memorizing the 23rd Psalm with my great aunt.  I was adopted at a young age and God showed me many times that I was not alone, even when the world’s perspective might have looked less than ideal.  “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

God led me to CHUMC for this time, right now.  I pray that His hand is in all we do as we lead the congregation in worship.