MUSIC MINISTERS - 9AM FAMILY SERVICE/CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Mike and Cate Mascari
Michael and Cate Mascari began their careers as Episcopal Musicians at Grace Episcopal in New Lenox, IL, shortly after they were married in 2001. After moving to Chicago in 2006 they were blessed to be welcomed into the COS community, where they initially provided music for the 5:30pm service, but now are working to develop the music ministry for the ever-evolving and growing 9:00am service. The Mascaris live in the Lincoln Square community with their children, Ariana and Leith and their shih tsu, Gina. Cate, an Australian-born bassoonist, vocalist and pianist, holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Band and Choral Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently teaches choir at Lake View High School in Chicago Public Schools. Michael, a vocalist, cellist and guitarist, has a Bachelor of Orchestral Music Education from the University of Illinois and teaches orchestra at Whitney M. Young Magnet High school in Chicago Public Schools.
MUSIC MINISTER - 10:45 CHORAL SERVICE
Jim Mouw, Organist & Choir Director
James Mouw joined COS as Organist and Choirmaster in August 2012. Jim has previously served parishes in Kalamazoo MI and Rutherfordton NC. In the Chicago area he has been Organist/Choirmaster at Trinity, Chicago; Trinity, Wheaton; and St. Paul’s, Riverside. Jim received his musical Training at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, where his principal instructor was Katherine Lowe. When he’s not on the bench, Jim is the Associate University Librarian for Collection Services at the University of Chicago.