Update on the Director of Sacred Music

The search continues for OLL’s next Director of Sacred Music. The position was posted on both the Diocese of Grand Rapids and Catholic Jobs websites for approximately seventy-five days, and we received around twenty resumes. The interview process was delayed due to COVID-19, but the search committee has now interviewed five candidates via Zoom. The committee evaluated and ranked these candidates, and two or three finalists will be invited to our parish for additional interviews and auditions. We hope to identify the preferred candidate and make an offer by the middle of July.

Search Committee Members:

  • Brian Burch (cantor and Pastoral Council member)
  • Laura Cole (parishioner with choir and cantor experience in several other parishes)
  • Lola McIntyre (former Director of Sacred Music at OLL and several other parishes, music professional)
  • Dan Melnyk (choir and Finance Council member)
  • Carla Niziolek (staff member, instrumentalist, interim Coordinator of Sacred Music)
  • Michelle Ogren (former diocesan Director of Liturgy, music professional)
  • Greg Smith (Director of Ministry, committee chair)