PCOP is currently searching for a new pastor. In the meantime, we are grateful to our outstanding church staff, and to the various guest preachers who are proclaiming the gospel each week.
Ingrid Mikolajczyk joined us as Music Director in March 2015. Ingrid studied at Illinois Wesleyan, Arizona State, and in Vienna, Italy, and Alaska. She currently sings with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, works as Lyric Opera's tour manager, teaches both privately and at the college level, and is a freelance classical soprano soloist. She comes from a long line of Presbyterian musicians, and her family has a long connection with Riverside Presbyterian Church in the western suburbs.
In addition to music Ingrid also enjoys hiking, kayaking, sailing, pottery, traveling, and cardamom rolls. Something you wouldn’t know about her: during her first opera role as Micaëla in Carmen, she sang Acts I & III on stage and spent Acts II & IV in the orchestra pit as second bassoonist!
Ingrid works with the choir, as well as having responsibility for engaging the congregation and community in the ministry of music.
Crystalyn Boyer came to Palatine Presbyterian in August 2016. She has studied piano performance and music education at DePaul University and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Currently, Crystalyn teaches private piano and is the assistant accompanist for Palatine Children's Chorus. She is also an active chamber musician, working with both instrumentalists and vocalists. In her free time, she enjoys reading, camping, taking road trips, and drinking lots of coffee.