Brenda Hayden is the Director of Music Ministries at Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland. She received her early musical training in her native Nova Scotia before going on to earn her Bachelor of Music in organ performance at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Since that time she has served as organist and music director in churches of several denominations including the United Church of Canada, Anglican/Episcopal, Presbyterian, Baptist, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic. Brenda earned a Masters degree in church music at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio in the spring of 2019.
As Trinity Midland's music director, Brenda directs the Chancel choir, theJuBELLation handbell choir, and teaches in the children's music program. She also serves as the associate organist. In the past she has taught piano, organ, and theory lessons and also enjoyed spending time in community theatre pit orchestras. She is a member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, sings with the chamber choir Exultate Deo, and serves as treasurer for the Saginaw Valley chapter of the AGO.