New Director of Traditional Music at Our Lord's


From Dr. Harvey Chiles

Thank you for your warm and generous welcome as I assume the position of Director of Traditional Music. We have had our first choir rehearsals.  It is a pleasure to be working with such wonderful people. My thanks also to Pastor Park for his leadership and guidance in this time of transition. And a special thanks to Loretta Williams for letting the search team know about me!

My journey continues to be a fascinating one.  I have more degrees than a thermometer and have held more jobs than a temp service. Most recently, I have served the Holy Family Parish in Granite City, Illinois.  I will continue to play for their Saturday evening mass until a replacement can be found. Following my retirement as Headmaster of Noblesse International School, Angeles City, Philippines in 2016,  I returned to church music and the arts.  It has been a blest change from the unrelenting demands of a school administrator, public or private.

I live in Hamel, Illinois with my wife, Linda and two old dogs named Max and Buddy. My son, Robert, lives in Florissant and teaches in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. My stepdaughter Autumn and her husband Mike live in Holiday Shores.  We have three grandchildren: Zoe, Cade, and Clayton ranging in age from 13 to the age of 21.  Time certainly flies.

We are looking for people who have interests, emerging gifts, and developed talents in the arts.    Actors, dancers, singers, instrumentalists, artists of all types.  You, your neighbor, your son's best friend, your daughter the secretary at your office, the bank vice president?  You know someone who has talent that has been given to them from above.  We want them to share it with us at Our Lord's Lutheran Church.

Give them my phone number: 314-322-6806 and

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Better yet, bring them to a rehearsal, church service or special event with you.  We are family after all.

Blest beyond measure to be at Our Lord's Lutheran Church!



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