• "We, as parents, have been delighted to see the growth our son has experienced musically while participating. I'm thankful for the excellence the directors push the choir members to achieve. The end results are always amazing and so enjoyable to hear." -- Parent

  • "I really enjoyed the concert and was amazed how the directors interacted with the kids." -- Concert Attendee

  • "As a parent of small children, it was exciting to watch the developing poise of the children in the choirs. And the Chamber Choir singers are incredibly earnest, spirited, and professional. I anticipate seeing my sons in the Chamber Choir someday."
    -- Parent

  • "I am a singer with Wheatland Chorale and it is so good to see children being inspired and enjoying music!"
    -- Concert Attendee

  • "I am so grateful for MCCL, its leadership, and the role it plays in the lives of our family."
    -- Parent

  • "We are so thankful for the way MCCL makes singing come alive for our daughter!"
    -- Parent

Sensenig Named President

The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster has announced the appointment of Jewel Sensenig, Lancaster, as president of the advisory board, effective July 1, replacing Jonathan Hofstetter, Esq.

Hofstetter served on the MCCL advisory board since 2012, serving as board president from 2014-2017. He will continue on the board after his term as president ends. During his term as board president, the Choristers program was established and development work was expanded.

Sensenig expressed appreciation for Hofstetter’s leadership, but said, "I am hoping that as the choir continues to grow that we will rise to a new level of performance and growth within the organization. As a board we want to fully embrace the growth that is happening within the choir and walk with the directors in dreaming new ways of doing things that will take us to the next level."

A 1989 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School, Sensenig sang with the school’s select performing choir, Campus Chorale, and later toured with the Choraleers singing group after high school. She also sang for a year with a family music ministry. “I am passionate about music and truly believe that music is one of the best ways to glorify Jesus,” Sensenig said.

Sensenig holds a teaching degree from Millersville University and taught at Living Word Academy before home schooling her children. She and her husband, Neal, served with Eastern Mennonite Missions for four years as directors of the Harrisburg Discipleship Center, training people who were entering short-term mission assignments. She currently works for Support for Prison Ministries, which provides chaplain services to Lancaster County Prison and Youth Intervention Center. She also serves on the board of Freedom in Him Ministries, a teaching and prayer ministry. Her family attends West End Mennonite Fellowship in Lancaster City. Sensenig’s son, Tyler, is in MCCL’s Chamber Choir.