I am a lifelong Lutheran with a passion for utilizing popular musical styles while honoring Lutheran worship tradition. My current area of interest is musical theatre, and I continue musical leadership in my congregation, writing original worship songs, composing new melodies for existing hymn texts, and arranging hymn tunes in popular and contemporary musical styles. My background is in music education (BM in Music Ed from Michigan State University). I am currently Music Minister at Christ Lutheran Church in Wyoming, Michigan, Secretary/Treasurer of the Grand Rapids Federation of Musicians, and a member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and the Dramatists Guild of America.
I have written musical liturgies in contemporary and jazz styles for communion and vespers services, composed many worship songs and hymn arrangements for congregational use, and arranged and composed choral anthems. I have also written a full length musical called Reformation, which is available for production in 2017, a short children\'s Christmas musical called Martin\'s Christmas Carol, and a musical based on the life of the apostle Paul entitled Voices. I am also available for commissions.
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