David Sonnichsen - Music Director Email
David grew up in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota and graduated from University of Minnesota, Duluth with a Bachelor of Music Education June of 1999. He completed a double music major and received dual certification for teaching both choir and band. While completing his undergraduate work be began working as the Music Director at Woodland United Methodist Church, leading the music at that church for two years while finishing. After graduation he taught choir and band in Minnesota for four years and continued sharing his gifts with churches located in the area of his teaching positions. In September of 2003 he entered into the Master of Music program at The Ohio State University (OSU). He completed his master’s work two years later, while working as a Graduate Assistant for the School of Music. While at OSU, David was the Music Director for University Baptist Church (American Baptist Church Affiliation) and directed the music ministry on yearly special music services and events both within the church and larger ecumenical community around the college. David moved out to Las Vegas in August of 2005 to fill the Director of Choirs position at Valley High School. He began his association with Green Valley Methodist Church in January 2006 as the Praise Team Leader and took over the leadership of the entire music program in 2007. While at GVMC he has directed the music ministry in bi-annual special music worship services utilizing the entire music ministry along with various instrumentalists from the Las Vegas area. In June 2009, David married Deborah and became a step-father by marriage to her daughter Amanda. They live in Henderson and continue to enjoy developing their lives in the valley.