I have been very involved with Renovare, the small group movement that grew out of Richard Foster’s book, Celebration of Discipline. I brought the program to First Pres., wrote a monthly newsletter for it for several years, and organized a regional Renovare conference in Boulder that was held in January of 1994. I have taught yearlong adult Sunday school classes that were an in-depth look at the Spiritual Disciplines, and I do workshops and retreats on the Spiritual Disciplines. My book, written with co-author Dr. Marti Watson Garlett, “Habits of a Child’s Heart: Raising Your Kids with the Spiritual Disciplines” is published by NavPress (2004).
I am also on the National Board for the “Leadership Program for Musicians Serving Small Congregations” (LPM), a cooperative ecumenical continuing education program for “under trained” church musicians. Before going on the national board, I administered and taught in a local LPM program.
I received my Masters in Church Music and Organ from Valparaiso University. I have a B.A. in Music and Psychology from Metropolitan State College in Denver. I am currently the Coordinator of Music Ministries for a Lutheran church in Colorado and have published some choral music. I am one of the music reviewers for the American Recorder Society’s national magazine and I was one of the main editors for Chautauqua Porches, a community cookbook in honor of the Boulder Chautauqua’s hundredth anniversary in 1998.
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