Lilly Scholars 2018-2019

Lilly Peer Learning Project in Worship & Music


Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson, Texas

Rev. Andy Odom, Senior Pastor

Rev. David Hays, Director of Music Ministries

Congregational Project: Grow and deepen congregational engagement in worship through participation and education about liturgy and music.


First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Boulder, Colorado

Rev. Christina Braudaway-Bauman, Senior Minister

Dr. Kajsa Teitelbaum, Director of Music

Congregational Project:  To respond to a desire to worship across generations, experiment with forms of intentionally intergenerational, multi-sensory worship.


Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Fort Collins, Colorado

Rev. Melissa St. Clair, Senior Minister

Ruth Meyers, Music Director

Congregational Project:  To understand why we worship, and to enliven existing forms of worship while exploring new forms.


Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School (Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod), Dallas, Texas

Rev. Adam Douthwaite, Associate Pastor

Timothy Shewmaker, Director of Parish Music

Congregational Project:  Integrate the repertoires of congregational song between the church and school to strengthen connections between church and school.


Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Fort Collins, Colorado

Rev. Hal Chorpenning, Senior Minister

Mark Heiskanen, Director of Music

Congregational Project:  Reinvigorate evening service musically and liturgically, with special motivation to reach Colorado State University students.


Rush Creek Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Arlington, Texas

Rev. Dr. Christopher Wilson, Executive Senior Minister

Arla Bywater, Organist

Congregational Project:  Establish a music program for children grades Pre-K to 5th grade.


Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas

Rev. Lisa Flores Musser, Associate for Worship & Liturgy

Glenn Stroh, Assistant Organist/Choirmaster

Congregational Project:  To grow congregational participation in and understanding of music in worship, particularly for children.


University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Fort Worth, Texas

Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman, Senior Minister

Rev. Dr. Todd Prickett, Minister of Music

Congregational Project:  To create a hymnal supplement for the 1995 Chalice Hymnal of the denomination, especially to incorporate new Eucharistic hymnody into worship.


Zion Lutheran Church and School (Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod), Dallas, Texas

Rev. Dr. James Haner, Assistant Pastor

Samuel Eatherton, Minister of Music

Congregational Project:  To offer educational opportunities that illuminate the history and theology of Lutheran music and worship.

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