Staff

Pastor –

St. John’s is currently discerning the call of a new Pastor and is working closely with the Upstate NY Synod on this process.

Pastor Lowell Chilton is  serving as the transition Pastor for St. John’s during the Pastoral vacancy.  Pastor Chilton will be available during the week for pastoral care, administration, emergencies and other duties as needed. He will also be present for all council and congregational meetings.

Pastor Lowell can be reached at 518-285-0441 or at lowell@firstlutheranalbany.org.

Music Director, Dan Foster

Dan joined the St. John’s staff in 2009. He brings many musical gifts to leading worship and music at St. John’s. He is involved in e music scene in the Capital Region and teaches music lessons in Burnt Hills.
Tenor Dan Foster was trained in Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College as a singer, pianist, organist, and conductor. His teachers included Joan Lippincott (organ), Joseph Flummerfelt and James Jordan (conducting), Thomas Faracco and Marvin Keenze (voice performance/pedagogy), and Dalton Baldwin, the late Glenn Parker, and J.J. Penna (accompanying). He studied the training of young singers at the American Boychoir School.

As a tenor, Mr. Foster sang for three years in the Spoleto Festival International appearing in Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss), The Excursions of Mr. Brocek (Leos Janacek), and Falstaff (Verdi). He has sung for two years at the Pitten Festival, Austria, appearing in The Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan), and La Traviata (Verdi).

Mr. Foster is the founding artistic director of Aoede Consort, Albany’s premier small ensemble specializing in early music and living composers. Major works conducted recently include two Vivaldi settings of the Gloria (RV 588 and RV 589); Magnificat, Cantata 131 “Aus der Tiefe” and Cantata 140 “Wachet auf” by J.S. Bach; Messiah (G.F. Handel). June 6, he led Aoede Consort in a performance of Baroque masterpieces featuring Grand Motet Exaudiat te Dominus by Jean-Baptiste Lully and Handel’s Organ Concerto, No. 4.

Parish Secretary, Maggie Anderson