Check out ALL the Musical Happenings here at St. John...


Here is St John’s very own Sam and Easter Sua who are our 11:30 a.m. worship musicians!  Check out the some of the clips below of the Sua Family as they talk about how their faith empowers their family through music. They had a video go viral with over 4 million views and been featured on KTUU, KTVA and even received a shout out from America’s Got Talent’s Howie Mandel.


Sanctuary Choir

During the school year the Rehearses Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. The Choir sings at the 9:15 a.m. service most Sundays. When the school year ends the choir moves to a Summer choir that practices before the 9:15 a.m. service. All are welcome to join. Some music reading abilities are helpful. Contact James Wardlaw-Bailey for details or to get involved

Check out our choirs 'Service of Songs' here.

Bell Choir

Rehearses Mondays from 7-8:00 p.m. 
Plays at the 9:15 a.m. service once a month. All are welcome to join. Some music reading abilities are helpful. Contact James Wardlaw-Bailey for details or to get involved.



Praise Band

Rehearses Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Plays at the 11:30 a.m. service every week. Check out more on our Music Leaders Mark and Aimie Chase below…


Mark grew up in Seward, Alaska, the son of Pastor Duane and Karen Chase who served at Seward UMC. Aimie was raised in Katy, Texas, moving to Anchorage during high school. 

In 2007, God gave Mark and Aimie a first glimpse of their future spouse.  Mark, a deckhand on a Kenai Fjord Tour boat, and Aimie, a passenger, struck a chord with one another, resonating over common interests including music, puns, Math, and a love of the Lord.  But It wasn't until 2013 their paths crossed again.

In 2013, Mark was hard at work on alternative rock album, "Honesty in a Box" (available on iTunes) with his band Burning Bush.  Through feedback on drafts of the album, Mark and Aimie reconnected.

Last December, they triple-tied the knot with the help of three pastors including Mark's father, Aimie's grandfather and current Seward UMC pastor, Jim Doepken.  God's timing is perfect.  

Music continues to be an important and ongoing part of Mark and Aimie's life.  Previously, Mark and Aimie led contemporary worship together at Seward UMC. They are eager and grateful for the opportunity to serve at St. John.

Both Mark and Aimie share an avid love of the outdoors, cooking, and the ocean.  They are always on the lookout for new recipes and new hikes.  In their spare time, Mark and Aimie can be found gallivanting through the Alaskan wilderness pretending to be Kristoff and Anna from the film Frozen.