Choir Director

VANWINKLE, LisaLisa Van Winkle has served as the Choir Director for Peace Lutheran Church since the fall of 2014.  Lisa has served on the music faculty at New Mexico State University since 1999 as the flute professor and coordinator of the aural skills program. Dr. Van Winkle earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) from the University of Arizona in 2005.  She has completed a Masters of Music  (performance ) and Bachelor of Music Educations from New Mexico State University.  Van Winkle has also completed a Bachelor of Business Management from West Texas A & M in Canyon, Texas.  She has worked in the banking, insurance and non profit industries as well as her teaching and performing career. Lisa is passionate about music and how it serves in modern society from church choirs to symphony orchestras to popular music.  Originally from Midland, Texas, Dr. Van Winkle has lived in Las Cruces since 1985.  You can take the girl out of Texas but …….. you how that saying finishes.  Corgis, biking, walking and all things nature occupy any downtime.

She can be reached at 575-522-7119 or