Music Staff

Dana Anderson, Organist

Dana has been a member of Holy Shepherd as he was growing up. Many changes have occurred over the years, but one consistent item has been the quality and importance of music in the church community. He has been organist at Holy Shepherd for more than 35 years. He graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS and studied with Lambert Dahlsten and Dr. Walter Pelz. He actually has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, but prefers to fall back on his music education as he thoroughly enjoys playing the organ and piano.

Dana’s full time employment is with Plantek Distinctive Interiorscaping and has been in the interior landscape business for over 35 years. He is married to Lisa, who also is a Bethany graduate, and they have a daughter, Clarissa.

Dana believes Holy Shepherd is a wonderful church in which to be part of the music ministry, as we worship with many different musical forms to praise our Lord.

Dave Gleason, Director/Chancel & Handbell Choirs

Dave is the Chancel and Handbell Choir director. He brings not only his directing talents, but also his composing and arranging experience. Dave has directed church music since 1992 and joined the staff at Holy Shepherd in the fall of 2002.

Dave holds a Bachelors of Music Education from Colorado State University and a Masters Degree in Choral conducting from University of Northern Colorado. He has taught public school vocal music at all levels during his career, and is presently the vocal music teacher at Green Mountain High School in Jefferson County. Dave is currently the Colorado All-State Choir Chair.

Dave has had some exciting musical experiences, such as singing at St. Peters in Rome for the 2000 Millennium Christmas Eve Mass, a two-week tour singing in the cathedrals of Spain, and singing in Berlin with the Cabrillo Chorus of Santa Cruz, California, premiering Eric Whitacre’s opera suite from the new opera “Paradise Lost.”

Music plays an important role in the life of Holy Shepherd and Dave enjoys being a part of this fine music tradition. He also loves Holy Shepherd’s very active, supportive, and friendly congregation.

Diane Klinkerfues, Director of Praise Team

Diane Klinkerfues is the director of the Praise Team and helps plan and prepare the contemporary worship service.

Diane has been a HSLC member for over thirty years, including her Jr. and Sr. high years. When she returned from Colorado State University she took an active role in the church, first singing with the Chancel Choir as well as working with the Jr. & Sr. High youth in activities ranging from musicals like “Godspell” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” to accompanying for the Jr. & Sr. High choir.

Diane has taught in the Jefferson County Public Schools since 1991 and currently teaches elementary vocal music at Devinny Elementary in the Green Mountain area. She most enjoys the energy and enthusiasm of the Praise Team and feels very blessed to be a part of such a terrific church family with its multi-faceted supports and talents and looks forward to its on-going ministry.

Ron Skabo, Director of Prime Time Choir

Ron Skabo became director of the Prime Time Choir shortly after he and his wife, Verona, joined Holy Shepherd in 2009. In addition to the Prime Time Choir, they both sing in the Chancel Choir.

Ron has directed a number of choirs, going back to his college days. Music has always been a part of his life, singing in church choirs, community choirs, and men’s choruses. Ron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and recently retired from CH2M HILL, ending a 50 year career in the field of corrosion control.

Directing the Prime Time Choir is very exciting, with the goal to continue to sing praises to God with gospel and favorite old hymns.