STAFF

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF NATCHITOCHES

BRANDI CHASTEEN

DIRECTOR OF CONTEMPORARY WOSHIP

Brandi is the Contemporary Worship Director here at FUMC, a church where she grew up! Brandi and her family have attended services since 1997, became members, and was confirmed shortly thereafter. Brandi was an active member in Youth, served as a Kids Hope Mentor, delivered toys to families for Toys For Tots, volunteered for VBS, and has been the contemporary director for one year. 


Brandi started singing in church since, well, as long as her mother, Brenda Coker, has made her! She can remember being dragged onstage as a awkward teen being made to sing along to now leading a worship service. Brandi stated, "I used to be so embarrassed to sing in front of people. Insecurities always followed me, thinking 'what if they think I sound bad?' to 'I'm not good enough to sing onstage', but as I grew older I realized that the Church is the perfect place to grow! No one here should judge me and I'm not singing for me, I'm singing to praise Him!"


Brandi is married to David Chasteen and they have 2 beautiful girls, Brylee Carol and Braelyn Ashley.