Dr. Diana Sanchez-Bushong

Dr. Diana Sanchez-Bushong

Worship & Music Director

I grew up in San Antonio, Texas where I attended Browning Methodist Church since the age of 3. I am a graduate of the University of Texas where I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. In 1984 I enrolled in the Sacred Music Program at Perkins School of Theology and in 1986 received a Master of Sacred Music and a Master of Music in Conducting studying with Lloyd Pfautsch.

In June 1986 I became the Director of Church Music Resources at the General Board of Discipleship, Section on Worship. I was a staff consultant to the Hymnal Revision Committee and later to the Book of Worship. I held that position for 7 years before returning to Texas. In 1993 I returned to the University of Texas to work on a doctorate in choral conducting. I earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting in 1998.

I am currently the Director or Worship and Music at Westlake United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas. I oversee 11 musical groups and help develop the weekly worship services. I also serve on the Annual Conference Music and Worship committee which plans Annual Conference worship each year. I also serve as the Music Area Coordinator for The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, a national organization that supports music and arts in the church.

I have two daughters Monica Grace and Emma Joy. My husband is Tim Bushong and he writes music for advertising as well as choral music.

Sunday Worship

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Contemporary Worship

9:00 am - Lively & Casual

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Traditional Worship

11:15 am - Classic & Liturgical

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Children First

Family-friendly worship every first Sunday of the month at 9:00 am.

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Sunday School for All Ages

  • All classes are open to guests, newcomers and members. Feel free to drop by a class on Sunday to try it out.
  • Children, Youth, Adults