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Come lift up your voice (or your bell) in worship! Join us in the Adult Choir, Women’s Choir, or Handbell Choir as we lead traditional music at the 8:15 AM worship service. Recharge on Wednesday evenings includes these worship music rehearsals:

Adult Choir is directed by Susan Charles Bentley ( This choir sings two or three times a month (usually on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays) and rehearses each Wednesday in the sanctuary from 7:15–8:15 PM. This summer, Dr. David Mennicke will join Cross View's staff as our new Director of Music and Choir Ministries.

Women’s Choir is directed by Rebecca Ghiselli ( The women sing once a month (usually on the 1st Sunday) and rehearse in the Choir Room from 5:45–6:15 PM on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays.

Handbell Choir is directed by John Bentley ( The Handbells play once a month (usually on the 3rd Sunday) and rehearse in the sanctuary each week from 6:15–7:15 PM.


Meet Our Musician Leaders

Interim Director of Traditional Music Ministries
Susan Charles Bentley has served this past year revitalizing thematic worship and music ministries.  Susan taught music in the Edina Public Schools for 28 years and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College and a Master of Arts from The University of St. Thomas.

Judy Campen's passion is to make music and to enhance the worship experience by her sensitivity to each part of the service. She has been an organist (and pianist) for worship services since the age of 14 and has continued for several decades now. Her Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance and Graduate Certificate in Sacred Music is from The University of Iowa. Her music experiences are wide-ranging and include being Minister of Music, directing all levels of choirs, accompanying choirs in church and outside church in the community, teaching piano and organ, and being past Dean of the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists. In fact, Judy was organist at Cross View from 1985 until 1989, when she and her spouse were transferred out of state. Her other education includes becoming a Registered Nurse. Giving God all the glory is her priority!

Hand Bell Choir Director
John Bentley graciously stepped in to direct the handbells on an interim basis last February. Previously a member of Normandale Lutheran Church, he had been attending Cross View for over three years with his late wife, Joanne, before becoming a member this past spring. At Normandale, John played trumpet in the brass quintet and handbells in the choir. During the twelve years prior to Normandale, he directed the handbells and coordinated the brass ensemble at Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls. He is also a member of two community wind ensembles

Women’s Choir Director
Rebecca Ghiselli holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Western Illinois University and a Master’s in Education from Concordia. She has taught elementary music and yoga and served as a school administrator. Rebecca loves making music with her three small children and husband at home and with her piano students. Rebecca enjoys leading the Women’s Choir in worship.

Section Leader
Annie Deering’s lifelong devotion to the arts serves as an enduring presence that enriches both her personal life and defines her professional path. Propelled by a Bachelor of Music degree from Saint Olaf College, her journey has not only nurtured her artistic excellence but also sparked a captivating interest in event planning. Currently, Annie holds the position of Events and Special Initiatives Manager at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Her impressive portfolio encompasses galas, fundraisers, award ceremonies, concerts, and community events, a testament to her steadfast dedication to creating unforgettable experiences. Beyond her role as an events maestro, Annie’s melodious journey extends to Cross View, where she has dedicated a decade to harmonizing her love for music and community.

Tenor Section Leader
Larry Hill was invited by Rebecca Waller to join the choir at Cross View 30 years ago when Paul Emch was organist. He says he’s been enriched by his association with Cross View and the wonderful people here, especially those folks in the choir. He looks forward to more blessings.