Director of Traditional Worship
Trinity’s Ministry of Music and Fine Arts is a community of faith organized to aid in the proclamation of the Gospel using a variety of musical and artistic experiences to help the church accomplish its mission.
This should be viewed not as a program area with music and other arts as its ultimate goal, but rather as a ministry through music and other arts for all those to whom we are called to minister, to those participating actively in it, to the congregation as a whole, to the greater community and to the world. The Music Ministry is organized and graded by age levels and degrees of musical experience and expertise in order to most effectively meet the needs of the membership, to learn about music and Biblical truths, and to share their Christian witness using their talents.
Kendall Carter is the Director for Traditional Music at Trinity United Methodist Church, where he directs ensembles and guides the church's traditional music and fine arts ministries. He has held similar positions locally in Frisco, Plano, and Dallas. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Hardin-Simmons University with emphases in music education and church music. He received a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas with emphases in choral conducting and music theory. In addition to his role at Trinity, Kendall is currently the Music/Artistic Director of the Frisco Chorale, currently in his 11th season with the chorus. He and his wife, Jessica, recently celebrated their 12th wedding-anniversary. They welcomed their daughter, Julia, in 2013.
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YangSun (Sunny) Yu was raised in a devout Christian family with a Methodist background. Going to church on Sundays and participating in church activities became a primary focus and an integral part of her life. It was this early experience that led her to the decision to become a church musician. She wanted to please God and bring joy and peace to people through her musical talent. She began her church music and organ studies with Dr. Dong Lim Min at Seoul Theological University in South Korea. There she earned a BA in church music and organ performance. After graduating, she came to the United States. She studied with Dr. H. Joseph Butler at Texas Christian University where she completed her Master of Music in organ performance. While she was studying at TCU, she was a chapel assistant, organist, and chorister for the Brite Divinity School. In addition to her organ studies, Sunny also studied choral conducting with Dr. Jerry McCoy at the University of North Texas. Her goal was to bring a greater depth of knowledge and ability to the churches she serves. Currently Sunny is working on a Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of North Texas. She is studying organ with Dr. Jesse Eschbach. Sunny has received numerous competition awards. However, the one she is most proud of winning is the “Best Hymn Playing Award” in the graduate division of the 2007 William C. Hall Organ Competition held in San Antonio, TX. While working on her post graduate studies, she enjoyed being employed as an organist at First United Methodist Church of Azle for 8 years and at Martin United Methodist Church in in Bedford for 3 years. Presently, at Trinity, Sunny is actively performing as an organist and accompanist. In addition, she enjoys directing Trinity’s hand bell ensembles.
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Emma is thrilled to be the Children’s Worship and Choirs Director here at Trinity United Methodist Church. God placed a passion for leading others in worship on Emma’s heart when she was just 14 and she has followed that passion ever since. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2017. In addition to her role at Trinity, Emma teaches courses at Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre in Fort Worth.
Email Emma: Emma@trinityarl.org