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Music Staff

Music and Arts Ministry Staff

The Music Ministries at Littleton United Methodist Church are supported by a full-time Director of Music & Fine Arts, a part-time Church Organist/Accompanist, a part-time Children’s Choir Director and a number of volunteer directors, accompanists, and administrators.

The Fine Arts Series is supported by the Director and a host of volunteers at each event.


Director of Music & Fine Arts

Dr. David Kates has been at LUMC since 1991. In addition to directing the music program and Fine Arts Series, he has had appointments to the choral faculties of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado Christian University. He holds degrees from LSU, Sam Houston State University and CU.


Church Organist

Kathy Forsberg has been at LUMC since 1984. Prior to holding this position, she was organist at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ. She received a music degree from Indiana University.


Children's Choir Director

Theresa Derr has been leading elementary-age choirs at LUMC since 1996. Theresa holds degrees in Vocal Performance from North Park University and University of North Texas, and currently is the Music Specialist at Centennial Academy in Littleton. Theresa also teaches private voice and sings in Denver's KANTOREI.


Handbell Director

Terri Godby came to LUMC in 2015 after having served at Heritage UMC for over 20 years. She brings years of experience to our choirs, having been active in handbell ringing since 1972. She directs both youth and adult bell ensembles.


Carol Choir Director

Helen Gillikin has been at LUMC since 1888. She is sings in Chancel Choir, acts with the Encore Players, rings in the bell choir, and is active in Sunday School and UMW. Helen has been directing the Carol Choir for nearly 20 years.