Our Musicians

The St John community is served by two gifted organists.


Elaine Gerdine began playing the organ in a Texas military chapel in the 1960s and has served a number of churches since that time. This is her fourth year at St. John. She attended Southern Methodist University and Corpus Christi State University, earning a bachelor of music degree, and she did graduate work in music theory at the University of Houston. She currently lives with her husband in Salem.


Susan Dancewicz is a life-long and 3rd generation member of St. John who volunteers her time to prepare and play the organ for our worship services.