Reverend Doctor Scott R. Paeth, Designated Pastor. Reverend Paeth is well known and appreciated by us at Edgebrook Community Church, since he has served as our substitute minister many times over the past few years when our former pastor was on sabbatical or on vacation. Scott exudes spirituality in a very heartfelt and meaningful way and will encourage it in the congregation. His academic and intellectual accomplishments are numerous, including his tenure as a professor of theology at DePaul University and the many texts in which he has been an author, co-author, or editor. Scott is a Congregationalist at heart and looks forward to being an integral collaborator with our Director of Music, Alan Hommerding, and with our Church membership and friends to encourage thoughtful worship, spirituality, and community involvement.
Alan Hommerding, Director of Music, holds graduate degrees in theology, liturgy, and music from St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore and the University of Notre Dame, with additional studies in organ, accompanying and vocal/choral pedagogy at Princeton University, Westminster Choir College and the Peabody Conservatory.
He is Senior Liturgy Publications Editor at World Library Publications in Franklin Park. His primary duties are as general editor of AIM: Liturgy Resources magazine, the Worship Works series for liturgical ministry, and as the editor of the WLP Organ Library. As an author, some of his main publications include a collection of hymn texts Songs of the Spirit, prayers for musicians Blessed Are the Music-Makers, a book about musical instruments from around the world St. Cecelia's Orchestra--which won the prestigious Moonbeam Award for children's literature (religion and spirituality)--and an organ method book From the Piano Bench to the Organ Bench. As a hymnwriter, he appears in the most recent edition of Panorama of Christian Hymnody, and in the New Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology.
As an organist, Alan has performed recitals across the U.S., from Los Angeles to Washington DC, with other performances in venues as diverse as the Mormon Tabernacle, the Vatican, and Milwaukee County Stadium (former home of the Brewers). In addition, he leads music clinics, choral and hymn festivals, and is a workshop presenter/speaker on liturgy, liturgical music, and the organ in worship.
Jeanann Power, Administrative Assistant