Music Staff

Valley of Peace is privileged to have an exceptional staff of professional musicians. Together, they provide the highest quality and variety of music for the worship of the congregation. Because of the consistent quality of their musical offerings, you can, with confidence, invite a friend to worship on any Sunday and know they will be enriched and inspired. They lead musical groups of all ages, including: children, youth and adults; as well as a bell choir and instrumental ensemble.



Zack Carlson, Director of Music

Zack grew up in rural northwestern Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a B.M. in Vocal Music Education. He is entering his sixth year of teaching and has taught grades 6-12 in differing capacities in Iowa and Minnesota. He is a lifelong church musician and has served congregations in multiple roles for nearly ten years. Zack is currently the high school vocal music director at Buffalo High School. He is also enrolled in a summer graduate program at Michigan State University where he is pursuing a M.M. in Music Education. Zack lives in New Hope and sings professionally in The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists.


Beth Brandt, Organist, Pianist and Accompanist

Beth grew up in Fridley, Minnesota where she attended St. Philip’s Lutheran Church and participated in many different church music activities. She attended college at the University of Minnesota, Morris where she received a B.A. in Music Performance (piano and euphonium) and a teacher license for K-12 Vocal & Instrumental Music. She also earned her Orff Schulwerk Certification through the University of St. Thomas. Beth currently teaches elementary music in the Edina Public Schools where she absolutely loves getting to spend her days dancing, singing, and playing with kindergarten, first, and second graders! Beth lives in Crystal with her husband and their two boys who are all active members of Valley of Peace.


Music staff can be reached through Sally Daniels Herron, Parish Secretary at VOP 763-588-4611.

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Valley of Peace

Lutheran Church

4735 Bassett Creek Drive

Golden Valley, MN 55422

Ph. (763) 588-4611

Fax (763) 588-2963

Sunday Worship

9:30 am

Summer Worship

(Memorial Day through Labor Day)

10:15 am

Fall Worship

(Labor Day through Memorial Day)








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