Rev. Christin Fawcett, Pastor
Susan Gabel - Church Office Administrator
Sue has been in the Lansing area all her life. Sue has three daughters, Jennifer, Amanda and Heather. She has 2 wonderful son in laws and is a very proud grandma to Liam and Skylar, Weston and Delta. She likes to go to the beach, going to the gym and loves spending time with family.
Natalia Bezuglova - Music Director
Please welcome our new Music Director.
Natalia Bezuglova is a Russian-born pianist residing at US since 2010. She acquired an international record of success for her colorful and sensitive interpretations of Impressionism, emotional Romantic music and intuitively balanced classical style. Natalia is a passionate advocate for a contemporary chamber music. She has a number of world premieres created by the living composers such us Grigory Smirnov, Gyuli Kambarova, Dovlet Anzarokov, Anna Nazaruk, Daniil Vlasov, Vyacheslav Nozdrachev.
She is an active solo performer, member of chamber music groups, accompanist, organist and a piano instructor. She gave concerts in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Austria, Russia and United States. In 2016 she got the 3rd Prize and Bronze Medal at VII International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in New England (Boston, MA). In 2008 Natalia won the 1st Prize and the title of a “Golden Talent” at the 1st D. D. Shostakovich’s International Chamber Music Competition (Moscow, Russia). She was also the finalist at the 1st N. Rubinstein’s Open Chamber Music Competition (Moscow, 2007). Natalia was awarded scholarships from Alexander Glazunov Foundation (Munich, 2009), the Johannes Brahms Society (Portschach, 2009), and the “Russian Performing Art” Foundation (Moscow, 2008) among others. She also participated in a number of chamber music festivals in Portschach (Austria), Odessa (Ukraine), Moscow and Rostov-on-Don (Russia).
Natalia had appeared on Rostov State Radio “Don-TR” (Russia) and WKAR Radio Station (United States) due to the achievements of her chamber Duo Class&Jazz, which she co-founded in collaboration with the violinist Oleg Bezuglov in 2005. The ensemble's first CD-album with Beethoven and Shostakovich sonatas was produced in 2013 and was highly appraised by Phoenix Classical for the “excellent performance – very expressive and emotive, great balance, deeply poetic playing”.
Her professional education includes DMA in Piano Performance under the mentorship of Professor Deborah Moriarty at Michigan State University College of Music (United States); DMA in Chamber music; M.M. in Collaborative Piano and Piano Teaching from Rostov State Conservatory (Russia).In addition to her formal studies, she has taken part in master classes with Yo-Yo Ma (USA), Michail Bezverhny (Belgium), Gunta Sproge (Latvia), Alexander Bonduriansky (Russia), Dmitri Berlinsky (USA), Anna Rabinova (USA).
Since 2012 Natalia serves as an organist and accompanist at the Mount Hope United Methodist Church (Lansing, USA). In 2014 Natalia became a piano teacher at MSU Community Music School. Her teaching career also includes memberships in MMTA and MTNA which are the important steps to her future goal of founding a music academy based on Russian traditions of the performing arts.