Shawn McDonald

Minister of Music

A native of Lansing, Shawn showed a keen interest in music at an early age, beginning his musical studies at the age of 8. At Eastern Michigan University, Shawn was a vocal major with a secondary concentration on organ when former Westminster musical director Carroll Hart brought him on staff in 1995 as choral accompanist. His responsibilities have continued to evolve and expand at the church. He is arranger-in-residence at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, and keeps busy as artistic director of Arbor Opera Theater, Ann Arbor’s professional opera company.