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Board of Directors

Rev. Kantor Richard Resch

REV. KANTOR RICHARD C. RESCH is an emeritus Professor and Kantor of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. While at the seminary, he started the SEMINARY KANTOREI, the annual Organist Workshops, and The Good Shepherd Institute. He was also the executive producer of the DVD, "Singing the Faith – Living the Lutheran Musical Heritage." In retirement he lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Bach Society of Minnesota.

Emily Lee

EMILY LEE lives in Elmwood Park, IL, with her husband, James. She has served as organist, choir director, and music teacher in various LCMS church/school settings since earning her B. A. in Church Music and German from Valparaiso University ('11) and her M. A. in Theology from Concordia Theological Seminary--Ft. Wayne ('19). She currently serves Zion Lutheran Church in Naperville as their Music Director.

Dr. Roni Grad

DR. RONI GRAD is a retired pediatric pulmonologist. He is a member of Catalina Lutheran Church, Tucson AZ, where he is a deacon in Training, and serves as chair of youth education and the congregation's Life Team. He serves on the congregation's Hymnody Planning committee and leads Fifth Sunday hymn studies. He also serves as President of the Arizona South (English District) Circuit Forum, and on the board of Family First, a local life-affirming pregnancy care center.

Rev. Dr. Gregory Truwe

REV. DR. GREGORY TRUWE lives in Cole Camp, MO, with his wife, Jamie, and their five children. He is Senior Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, is a Doctor of Ministry candidate at CTSFW, and plays the trombone in the Sedalia Symphony Orchestra. Along with his pastoral duties at Trinity, he founded and continues to oversee The Marriage & Family Conference, is the Executive Director for the Trinity School of Music, has written sermon studies for Concordia Pulpit Resources, and book reviews for Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology.

Janet Muth

JANET MUTH is the Kantor at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, Illinois, where she has served since 2017. She previously served Memorial Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan and Concordia Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She holds a BS in Music Education and Parish Music from Concordia University, Portland, Oregon and the MA in Organ Performance and Church Music from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. She has served on the Synod's Commission on Worship as well as a sub-committee for the Lutheran Service Book.

Dr. Martin Dicke
World Missions

DR. MARTIN DICKE has spent his career as a church musician in Lutheran schools and churches equipping amateur musicians to proclaim the Good News through music. Since June 2016 has been a Music Specialist with the Office of International Mission of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod serving in Papua New Guinea where he was born. Prior to that he served for 14 years as Cantor (Director of Music) at Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, Illinois where he helped found the Peoria Bach Festival and for 15 years as the Director of Vocal Music at Concordia Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Rev. Dr. James R. Holowach

REV. DR. JAMES R. HOLOWACH, pastor emeritus from Christ Lutheran Church, Jackson, MS, received his M.D. in 1986. After years teaching as a layperson and serving as elder, organist, and music committee chairman in the parish, he enrolled at CTSFW and received his M.Div in 2004. During his pastorate, he served as presenter for the Lutheran Service Book in the Southern District, and as Vicarage supervisor, Circuit Visitor, and District Stewardship Advisor. He currently lives in Lake City, IA with his wife Susan and continues to provide pulpit supply and teaching for many area congregations.