Upcoming Events

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ORGANIST DON VERKUILEN

TO PERFORM AT PEACE

JUNE 28th


    Mark your calendars and spread the word!   Peace UCC will host an organ concert by Don VerKuilen at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 28.  Don will honor us with a program that will include German organ music in celebration of  our German heritage, as we approach our 125th year. He will also play the Widor Toccata, one of the most thrilling pieces in organ repertoire. 

Don became acquainted with our Moller organ many years ago when he accompanied Phil Swartz on a service call.  Since then, Don says he has had a special place in his heart for Peace  Church. He played for our 120th anniversary  service in January of 2013, and we are so excited to have him return !

 The concert will be free to the public, with free-will donations designated to help replenish our Moller organ fund. 

Let’s make sure we have a full house and a lovely reception for this special guest artist!


Don VerKuilen has earned a national reputation as an organist, church musician, and composer. Mr. VerKuilen currently serves as Director of Music and Musical Arts at The Old Stone Church of Cleveland Ohio. Right at the center of Downtown Cleveland, Mr. VerKuilen hails over the organ at The Old Stone Church and directs its professional choir. Most recently, The Old Stone Church’s Choir performed Paul Carr’s “Seven Last Words from the Cross”, the piece’s second time it has ever been performed in the United States, earning an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2019. Winner of the 2016 American Guild of Organists New Music Competition, his works have been published and featured on National Public Radio’s Pipedreams radio show. A native of Appleton Wisconsin, Mr. VerKuilen’s organ studies started with Frank Rippl, Organist and Choirmaster Emertis at All Saints Episcopal Church through a scholarship from First English Lutheran Church. Mr. VerKuilen continued his studies at The Oberlin Conservatory, studying with James David Christie and Jonathan Moyer. Mr. VerKuilen studied performance and improvisation with Marie-Louise Langlais former professor at The Conservatoire de Paris and widow of the famed performer and composer, Jean Langlais. Mr. VerKuilen has performed with various orchestras and ensembles around the country including a performance of Pièce en Forme Libre by Jean Langlais with the Oberlin Orchestra, a rarely performed work. Mr. VerKuilen has performed as a solo recitalist across the United States and Europe including venues such as Overture hall in Madison Wisconsin, The Basilica di San Giuseppe in Rome Italy, as well as Organ Historical Society Conventions. Outside of his performance career, Mr. VerKuilen is an accomplished organ builder, owning the VerKuilen Organ Company LLC.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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We have a ton of awesome stuff going on at the church! Make sure you check the calendar for all the dates and times. We are sure you will want to join in on some very cool stuff! If you have any questions about the events feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you!