Director of Music and Organist
John Repulski, director of music, has been at Christ Church Cranbrook since 2003. At CCC, he oversees the entire music program, directs the Christ Church Cranbrook Choir, the Cranbrook Ringers Handbell Ensemble, C3 Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Boys & Girls Choir, Artistic Director of the Music At Christ Church Cranbrook concert series, as well as serves as principal organist at all services.
John is secretary for the Standing Comission for Liturgy and Music of the ECUSA. He has also served as Dean of the Detroit Chapter of the America Guild of Organists, and as a regional coordinator for the Leadership Program for Musicians Serving Small Parishes. He is an active member of the Association of Anglican Musicians.
Prior to coming to CCC, John served at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, MI. He also was organist at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral and Historic St. Paul Lutheran Church, both in Denver. He holds music degrees from Indiana University, Butler University, and Illinois Wesleyan.
Associate Director of Music and Organist
Dr. Christopher Reynolds, Associate Director of Music and Organist, has been at Christ Church Cranbrook since December 2009. At CCC, he accompanies the Parish Choir, provides service music for all services, and other duties in the Music Department. Dr. Reynolds also serves as Communications Assistant, where he is responsible for preparing the weekly service and announcement leaflets.
Prior to coming to Michgian, Christopher was the Organist & Choirmaster at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Boonsboro, MD. He also served as Music Director for the Shenandoah University Collegiate chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and also served as President for the Shenandoah University Collegiate chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
Christopher just completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance and Church Music at the University of Michigan, studying with world renowned organist, Dr. Marilyn Mason. He also completed both a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, with a Performance Certificate in Organ, and a Master of Music in Organ Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Former teachers include: David Kelley, Dr. Steven Cooksey and Dr. W. Dudley Oakes (organ); Dr. Byron Jones (voice); and Dr. Karen Keating (choral conducting).
Professional affiliations include: American Choral Directors Association, American Guild of Organists, Association of Anglican Musicians, Organ Historical Society, Royal School of Church Music and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Life Loyal member).
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Jenny King has been active as a carillonneur at Christ Church Cranbrook since 1995. The Grosse Pointe resident also is carillonneur at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit’s Indian Village and is assistant carillonneur at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she teaches first-year carillon students. She studied carillon with William De Turk at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church; Mr. De Turk presently is carillonneur at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida. Jenny King is a graduate of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and works as a freelance automotive and business writer for print and electronic media.
Director of Cranbrook Ringers
Bethany Henson earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in flute performance from Olivet College, Olivet, MI. She continued post-baccalaureate studies at Wayne State University and Wichita State University. Bethany is a member of Classical Bells, Michigan’s premier handbell ensemble. She also works as an independent contractor for ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). Bethany has been involved in music education and performance for more than 26 years as well as being deeply involved in music in the community. Bethany also has a passion for photography. Her photography studio is located in Rochester Hills, MI. Bethany and her husband Bill, reside in Rochester, MI with their three children, Hannah, Alex and Sam.