Carolyn Brinkley, coordinator of the Military Project at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. She is the author of Bearing the Cross: Devotions on Albrecht Dürer’s Small Passion.
Christopher Brown is associate professor of Church History at Boston University School of Theology. He is author of Singing the Gospel: Lutheran Hymns and the Success of the Reformation. His current projects include a study of 16th century wedding sermons and a study of the interpretation of visual arts and the vocation of the artist in early Lutheran preaching.
Ken Cowan is associate professor and head of the organ program at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. He is organist and artist-in-residence at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston.
Timothy Fredstrom is professor of Choral Music and Music Education at Illinois State University where he directs the Men’s Glee and Chamber Singers and teaches courses in choral pedagogy and conducting. He is a frequent choral clinician and adjudicator and recently served as assistant conductor of the Peoria Bach Festival at Trinity Lutheran in Peoria, Illinois. Tim is organist at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal, Illinois.
Paul Grime is dean of the Chapel and professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. He served as executive director for the LCMS Commission on Worship from 1996 to 2007. During that time, he was project director for Hymnal Supplement 98 and Lutheran Service Book.
Kevin Hildebrand serves as kantor at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne.
He is a frequent recitalist and hymn festival presenter, as well as an active composer whose works are published by Concordia Publishing House and MorningStar Music Publishers.
John Hrehov is the chair and professor of the Department of Fine Arts at Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. Hrehov has had a number of solo and group exhibitions throughout the country and has received numerous awards.
Arthur Just is professor and chairman of Exegetical Theology and director of Spanish Language Church Worker Formation at CTSFW, where he teaches New Testament, liturgics, homiletics, catechetics and pastoral theology. He has served as dean of the Chapel, director of Deaconess Studies, and co-director of the Good Shepherd Institute.
Matthew Machemer is associate kantor at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. He has served parishes in Illinois and Michigan and now also serves as choir director at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. He is active as a composer, with music available through Concordia Publishing House and Liturgy Solutions.
Sara Nordling is currently a limited term lecturer at Indiana/Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her art and textiles work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and her commissioned work is in homes and churches around the globe.
Richard Resch is professor and kantor emeritus of CTSFW. In 2014 he retired from the Seminary after having served there for 37years. Since his move to St. Paul, Minnesota, he has served in various pastoral capacities.
In 2000, Resch and co-director Arthur Just founded the Good Shepherd Institute of Pastoral Theology and Sacred Music. During his years at the seminary and with the Institute, Resch produced a number of recordings of sacred music featuring the seminary Kantorei, as well as the DVD, Singing the Faith: Living the Lutheran Musical Heritage.
Peter Reske is senior editor of music/worship at Concordia Publishing House. He was the editor of Lutheran Service Book and its attendant resources and is co-editor of its hymnal companion. He edited The Hymns of Martin Luther, which was released by Concordia Publishing House in 2016.
Carl Schalk, distinguished professor of Music emeritus at Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, was called to that institution in 1965 and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in church music until his retirement in 1994.
His numerous choral compositions are published by a wide array of publishers, and he has written over eighty hymn tunes and carols.
Constance Seddon, now retired, is an editor and publishing professional. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) and as the book review editor for the CHI Quarterly. From 2000 to 2014 she was a contributing editor, along with Daniel Zager, for publications of The Good Shepherd Institute.