Greetings! I’m John Burns, the Director of Music Ministry at Trinity. I lead music programs here, including our Sunday morning services steeped in LCMS tradition, to our Saturday Sierra Spirit modern worship, to helping with the Preschool and Sunday schools, Special Events and more.
I’m a second-career church worker. I grew up in Michigan and completed a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Michigan Tech. I was with GE for 27.5 years, in roles ranging from engineering to general management, while living from Schenectady to Minden to Caracas. I then led a non-profit aquatics organization in Houston for 2.5 years. I’ve been involved in church music from early on and during my professional career.
I was in church choirs from middle school through university and at several LCMS churches with my GE moves. I directed choirs, played in praise bands, played major roles in pageants, ran sound boards and planned & led worship. I also served a church plant in Houston and a small congregation in Grand Cayman. I’ve been very blessed to serve with and learn from phenomenal music directors, musicians and pastors, including John Marrs, Anthony Lenzy, Vinh Vu, Adam Countryman and Matt Popovits.
While with GE, I was at Trinity in the mid-2000’s, helping Bev Caulkins with all things music. I couldn’t be happier to be back home at Trinity and in the Carson Valley. God placed His hands on my life, closed and opened doors, and put me in this role to serve Him and Trinity – I couldn’t be more blessed! I look forward to meeting you!