Music and Arts


Rev. Sylvia N. Cooper, Minister of Music and Arts
Contact Sylvia
Phone: 804-360-3907, ext. 40

Adult Music and Arts Opportunities
Youth Music and Arts Opportunities
Children's Music and Arts Opportunities

The Center for Creative Arts at Shady Grove is a vital and vibrant ministry within the Music and Arts ministry of Shady Grove United Methodist Church that serves the community and the church. Its director is Sue Brown. The mission of the Center for Creative Arts “is to provide quality instruction in all areas of the creative arts, for both children and adults of all faiths, in a safe, enjoyable, and nurturing environment.”

To register for private instruction or to register for a class, call 360-2687, email The Center at,
or visit our website:

Equipping, encouraging and enabling people to worship and honor God

Letter of Welcome

On behalf of the Music and Arts Ministries at Shady Grove, I would like to extend to you the opportunity to find your place of service in the many choirs and ensembles for children, youth, and adults that are offered. It is my hope that once you find your place, you will be encouraged to discover the ways that the music and arts ministries can enhance both your spiritual life and help you grow in your faith. Whether vocal or instrumental, traditional, blended, or contemporary, there is a place for you at Shady Grove to connect and serve God!

Serving Him Together,
Rev. Sylvia N. Cooper
Minister of Music and Arts

Music and Arts Mission Statement

We believe that the music and creative arts ministries are powerful ways to worship and serve God in building God’s kingdom. It is our hope that opportunities to serve Him in the music and arts ministries at Shady Grove will not only offer to others a stronger relationship with Christ but will ignite you to “’go and make disciples,’ and to spread the news of His love, hope, joy, and peace.


Rev. Sylvia N. Cooper
Minister of Music and Arts
804-360-3907, ext. 40

Robin Lafon
Church Accompanist

DeLayne Chowen
Interim Director of Contemporary Worship

Dana Kelley
Music and Arts Ministry Assistant
Greg Shull
Chairperson, Music and Arts Team

Gregg Butler
Youth Orchestra and Handbells
Evan Wooton
Assistant Director of Sanctuary Choir

Sue Brown
Director of The Center for Creative Arts at Shady Grove