St. Paul's Music Directors


Dr. Paul Klemme, director of music.

Paul is a native of Missouri and has served as Music Director since 1997. Paul is also adjunct professor at Willamette University in Salem and conducts the Willamette Master Chorus. He and his wife, Sue, live in Wilsonville, Oregon. 



Nicholas Ertsgaard assistant director of music. 

I currently serve as the Assistant to the Director of Music (Dr. Paul Klemme) here at St. Paul’s, directing a chamber ensemble, a children’s bell choir, and assisting Dr. Klemme in conducting and rehearsing Trinity choir. My duties also include selecting performance music - ranging from Baroque polyphony to contemporary works - as well as arranging hymns and other pieces.




Leslie Dinsdale co-director of children's choirs.
Leslie is a life long member of St. Paul’s, growing up singing in the choirs she now directs. Her Music Education degree is from the University of Oregon and she taught for a few short years in Salem-Keizer Schools as a music specialist. She has also taught at CET and worked as a substitute music teacher.



Glenda Blanchard co-diretor of children's choirs.

Glenda Blanchard went to college at Willamette University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and did her graduate work at the University of Oregon. Glenda taught choir at Punahou School in Honolulu as an assistant for one year, 4 years of high school choir at Central Linn HS in Halsey, OR, 28 years of elementary music for Salem / Keizer school and this is her 28th year working as a co-director of children's choirs at St. Paul's with Leslie Dinsdale!