Dax Baumgartner – Praise Band Leader
Dax’s music background is extensive and varied, and includes everything from ragtime piano and radio jingles to world tours with pop vocal groups. At his home church in central Florida, Dax enjoyed being a “jack of all trades,” serving in multiple capacities with that worship band, and brings that experience and drive to the team here at CKPres. Dax’s involvement with the Worship Band can be summed up in one phrase: “Mix it up.” He feels that a music team is at its best when they offer a little something for everyone. Dax believes in leading worship through song, whether it’s a traditional hymn, a well-known staple of Christian pop radio, or maybe a more obscure piece that happens to speak to his heart. Dax is always on the lookout for a new meaningful and inspiring song to introduce to the congregation, provided there’s ever time to actually rehearse it with the band!
Most of Dax’s time outside of CKPres is spent working as a music producer in Seattle, or at home with his wife Melissa and their baby boy, Austin. A big fluffy cat named Chester and an even bigger, fluffier dog named Seamus round out the Baumgartner household.