Director of Sunday Morning Music
Ryan Yoder is excited to be leading the Sunday Morning Music Ministry at St. Mark, having previously served at St. Mark singing in the Chancel Choir for many years prior. Additionally, Ryan has been newly appointed as Director of Choral Music at Bonita High School in La Verne, CA. As an educator, he is passionate about every student feeling valued and having access to quality music education. Throughout his education career, his choirs have consistently received highest ratings at Southern California Vocal Association festivals. He has additionally led ensembles to participate multiple years in Disneyland Resort’s Candlelight Processional & Ceremony and perform in New York City.
He is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education and the University of Redlands with a Masters of Arts in Learning and Teaching. Yoder was honored with the opportunity to present twice for the Grammy Museum (Los Angeles) in 2017 and 2021, where he shared about integrating music and the humanities in the classroom. He is an active member of the Bonner Institute for Choral Advancement, California Music Educators Association, Southern California Vocal Association, and the American Choral Directors Association.
A resident of Costa Mesa, Ryan loves the beach and is grateful for the privilege to serve the community close to home.”