Director, Shalom Choir
Brenda Bartel is an elementary music teacher currently teaching in Jefferson County. She is also the assistant director of Prelude, the feeder choir for the Evergreen Children’s Chorale. A graduate of Bethel College, Brenda holds a B.A. degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis and a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. She served as Artistic Director of the Newton Community Children’s Choir, Newton, KS for three years and has taught elementary music in Oregon, Kansas, and in Denver.
Brenda and her husband, Barry, along with their two children have served with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Haiti and Bolivia for a total of eight years. They are members of Glennon Heights Mennonite Church in Lakewood where Brenda is involved with worship music and is an elder.