Organist / Pianist
Mark Holmstrom joined the Camarillo United Methodist Church staff in the spring of 2010, playing his first services on February 21. He came to the church after 17 years at California Lutheran University where he served as University Organist, Chapel Music Coordinator, and staff accompanist. He had also been organist and music director at First Lutheran Church of Northridge for 37 years. Mark began playing the piano at age 9 and organ at age 13. He took lessons under Richard Warned, noted instructor and music director at Hollywood United Methodist. After graduating from Chatsworth High School, he spent two years at UCLA pursuing a major in chemistry.
Mark’s hobbies include attending classic rock-and-roll concerts and listening to top organists such as Olivier Latry and Cameron Carpenter. He also enjoys listening to the Pipedreams program on NPR and especially likes the organ music of such composers as Johann Sebastian Bach, Michael Burkhardt, and Jean Langlais. Mark lives in Thousand Oaks and has a sister in Sacramento.