Worship Arts

The Worship Arts Ministry exists for the glory of God. This work is accomplished through an array of artistic expressions that God has so generously entrusted to us; that we might graciously and skillfully serve His purposes through the church and in the world.


At Lake City, worship is more than a song we sing or an event we attend. Worship is our response to God, for who He is, what He is doing; expressed in and by the things that we say and the ways that we live. That's why we like to say that our ministry is about "bringing worship to life." Not only will we seek to love God in our corporate gatherings and weekend services, but in every moment of every day.


Our worship arts team includes the following:
  • Vocal / Choir & Band
  • Audio Engineering
  • Camera/Livestream Tech
  • ProPresenter Tech
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Graphic Design
  • Stage & Set Design

Band & Vocal Info & Auditions

Who can join the LC3 band & vocal team?

The people who are involved with the Band and Vocal ministry are investing in LC3 on a regular basis. They feel gifted and want to use their talents to serve LC3, while exhibiting a servant’s heart, ready and willing to serve where needed. Team members serve primarily at the weekend services, but also have opportunities to express their heart, gifts, and talents in various ministries throughout the week.

Do I have to be a member to join?

You do not have to be a member of LC3 in order to join. However, by joining the Worship Arts Team, it is our hope that you will decide to go through the Membership Class as soon as possible and officially join the LC3 family.

Will I be asked to play every week?

No. We try to be very conscious of your schedule and will coordinate with your calendar and availability. We ask our team members to serve at least once per month. Team members will attend Saturday afternoon rehearsals on the weekend they are scheduled. Likewise, each team member is encouraged to regularly participate in our weekend services, even if you are not playing.

When are rehearsals/services and how long do they last?

Rehearsals are on Saturdays at 3:15pm and run for approximately 2 hours, depending on what needs to be accomplished. We usually put together 4-5 songs each week, so it takes some time to get everything just right. Saturday night service starts at 6pm and ends around 7:15pm.  Sound check for Sunday is at 7:30am with services at 9 & 11am. The last service ends around 12:15pm. Everyone is expected to know the music completely when you arrive for rehearsal. Music will be sent out approximately 7 days in advance of the weekend you serve. 

What do I need to do to audition?

Sign-up to audition by contacting Pastor Mark. 

Meet the team.

Mark Wilkening

Pastor of Worship Arts
Mark has been married to his wife Kelsey since 2002 and moved to Lakewood in 2006 to start serving at LC3. They have 3 children: Markus, Halle, and Zavion.
Favorite Bible verse: 1 Chronicles 16:8
Favorite Washington location: Leavenworth 

Todd Gathany

Technical Director
Todd and his wife Jacquie (met at Cedarville University) have 2 children (Philip and Megan). Megan is married, and Philip is engaged. They started attending LC3 in 2022.
Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 26:3
Favorite Washington location: their home in the mountains of Yelm

Samantha Becker

Technical  Arts Assistant
Sam was introduced to LC3 by her sister, Andie Regenfuss, and has been attending full-time since May 2022. She enjoys reading and hanging out with her nieces. She has a degree in Music & Music Technology.
Favorite Bible verse: Exodus 14:14 (NIV)
Favorite Washington location: Chambers Creek Road

Michelle Kuhlmann

Michelle started attending LC3 in 2005 and has been involved in a variety of ways ever since, especially in the area of graphic design. She has two wonderful adult children that live nearby.
Favorite Bible verses: Psalm 91 & Psalm 59:16-17
Favorite Washington location: The sweet little town of Steilacoom!