DeLeon Abell, Director of Classic Worship

Dee has served as a school music teacher, a Christian School Administrator, the director of music at another Church in southern California as well as in Senior Ministry. He is married to Anna Daeche Abell and has three daughters, Abigail Abell, Beth Roberson and Rebecca Abell, a son-in-law, Daniel Roberson, two grandsons, Noah Roberson and Bryce Wills and one granddaughter, Lila Faith Roberson. The Abells live in Dana Point, CA.

Education: Bachelor of Music in Voice and Conducting and Keyboard, Westminster Choir College
                  Graduate work in Christian School Administration, The Gessell Institute
                  Graduate work in Early Childhood Music, Kodály Method
                  Graduate work in Worship for the Twenty-first Century, Cambridge University

Primary Responsibilities: Traditional Music, Choir, Handbells, Children's Choir and Handbells

Interests and Favorites:

  • Books: Books by David McCullough, Calvin Miller, Ken Gire and Donald Miller
  • Hobbies: Piano, Poetry, Writing, Painting, Architecture, Cooking
  • Movies: The Ten Commandments, The Agony and the Ecstasy, To Catch a Thief, Charade
  • Music: Mostly classical, Sixties rock, 40’s big band
  • Sports: College Basketball, Skiing, Running
  • Places: New York, Vienna, London, San Diego, Yosemite, Rural Pennsylvania
  • Random Fact: My favorite ice cream is Bryers Black Rasberry