St. Paul’s Calls a Minister of Music
My Dear People,
A great and musical day is coming soon!
After a far-ranging, thorough, and prayerful search process, it is my pleasure to announce that St. Paul's Church has extended a call to a new Minister of Music; he has accepted; and he will begin his ministry with us on Sunday, August 1, 2010.
David Sinden is currently serving at Christ Church Cathedral, in Indianapolis, Indiana, as Assistant Organist and Choirmaster, where he has been since 2006. Prior to being at the Cathedral, David served at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Indiana, and at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lakewood, Ohio. He was educated at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music, and at Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his Master of Music.
Among the many strengths that David brings is a sense of joy in music; excellent people skills; openness to musical/liturgical diversity; commitment to community outreach through music; and technical virtuosity and improvisational skill on the organ. (Jim Hall has noted David's "ability to fully exploit the Rosales.") Also, many of our children and parents will be excited to know that David has much experience with and a real passion for children's choirs.
David summarizes his ministry as follows, "I empower people of all ages and abilities to engage their faith through joyful and accomplished music-making. I believe that music and liturgy are partners in congregational transformation, and I strive to help diverse choirs and congregations grow and change through successful music ministry."
Having David Sinden join us at St. Paul's Church will be a day both of celebration and of promise. I know God has abundant blessings in store for us, as David helps us grow and explore yet more fully what it means "to make a joyful noise unto the Lord."
We will also be pleased to welcome David's wife Anne, who is a professional recorder player and teacher.
Finally, a special word of thanks to the Minister of Music Search Committee: Jim Hall (Chair), Carl Benson, Katie Fessler, Mike Kotrady, Sarah McDermott, Suzanne Spooner-Munch, and Will Bigelow. In the words of St. Paul, "Well done, good and faithful servants." And thank you all, the members of St. Paul's Church, for the prayers you have offered.
With thanks to God,
your brother in Christ,
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