Traditional Worship Staff

Meet our Traditional Worship Staff

Meet our Traditional Worship Staff

Sue Strom - Organist

Sue Strom joined the Christ Church staff as our organist many moons ago. She brings a love of music and decades of experience leading congregational worship. You can find Sue playing the organ most Sundays for our Traditional service, you'll also see her singing in the Chancel Choir alongside her husband, Dean.

Sue is a gifted musician and a legendary cook. Her grandkids glow when they talk about Grandma and the family meals they enjoy together.

Jim Bawden - Sanctuary Bells Director

Jim Bawden has been a part of the Christ Church family since 1974 and has been on staff leading our Sanctuary Bells--the handbell choir at Christ Church--since 2007. Jim is a retired band teach who faithfully wrangled sweet middle school musicians for decades and he has a passion to continue that ministry of music at Christ Church. Jim brings extensive ringing and conducting experience. You will also hear many of his arrangements in the Bell Choir repertoire.

Jim married his sweet wife Susan in 1974 and you can find them sharing their musical talents with the church in both our Sanctuary Bells and the Chancel Choir. They have two adult children Anne (married to John) and Beth (also one of our Sanctuary Bell ringers!) who grew up in our church. Jim loves the Iowa Hawkeyes (so much so that he earned two degrees there and actively participates in alumni ensembles on campus).