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Kansas State Chair, Kipp Willnauer

Kipp Willnauer began his lifelong career in church music more than 55 years ago in New Britain, CT. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from Baker University and a Masters in Education Administration from University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC).

Since 1972, Kipp has taught vocal music and handbells/chimes in the elementary, middle and high schools of Gardner, and Olathe KS. He previously served as music director at both Indian Heights United Methodist Church and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Overland Park, KS.

Kipp is currently Director of Music at King of Kings Lutheran Church and Vocal & Handbell director He retired from public school after 38 years of vocal and handchime teacher.

Kipp is a member of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music, and Worship Arts, MENC, ACDA,  & Handbell Musicians of America.


Treasurer – Karla Denton

Secretary  – Open position. Please contact Kipp Willnauer if you are interested.

Chimes – Shirley Myers

Webmaster – Wendi Levitt