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Director of Music:
Robert Hansen

 

Vocation:
Director, School of Music at West Texas A&M University

 

Education:
BA Northwestern University. 1973
MM Boston University. 1976
DMA University of North Texas. 1987

 

Family:
Partnered with Lee. Daughter Emily and husband Eric with their children, Claire, Tyler & William; Son David and wife Jenni with grandson Marley and another TBA in September.

 

Hobbies:
Cooking and swimming

 

Favorite Sports Team:
Cleveland Indians

 

Quotes:
“The worst reason for doing something is because it’s the way we’ve always done it.”

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Micah 6:8

 

Why I like St. Luke:
“The people, plain and simple.”

 

Organist/Pianist
Mila Abbasova

 

Vocation:
Instructor of piano and music theory at West Texas A&M University
Worked internationally for 30-years as teacher, conductor, vocal coach and principal of music school.
Winner of national piano competition.

 

Family:
Married to Emin. Two sons, Michael and his wife, Amy, and grandson Jude; and son Mack

 

Hobbies:
Cooking and baking. (Mila is famous for her “Borch” and “Bachlava.”)

 

Music:
Russian Composer Rachmaninov

 

Favorite Sport:
Figure skating

 

Quote:
Armenian phrase, “Savat Tunem.” Loosely translated, “I’ll take your pain from you.”

 

Why I like St. Luke:
“This is a great, loving family carrying each other and always there when people need it.”