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Advisory Council

In addition to the executive director and administrator, the Institute’s leadership consists of an advisory council comprised of pastors, musicians, scholars, composers, and more who, along with the Institute’s Director of Music, serve across the country in institutions and parishes affiliated with both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Current advisory council members include:

Liv Larson Andrews

Rev. Liv Larson Andrews Pastor, Salem Lutheran Church
Spokane, WA


Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Concordia University
St. Paul, MN

Anne Krentz Organ

Anne Krentz Organ Director of Music Ministries,
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
Park Ridge, IL

Craig Mueller

Rev. Dr. Craig Mueller Lead Pastor, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Adjunct faculty, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Chicago, IL


Omaldo Perez Director of Music and Worship, Grace Lutheran Church
La Grange, IL


Rev. Dr. Travis Scholl Chief Mission Officer,
Lutheran Senior Services
St. Louis, MO


Dr. Rhoda Schuler Professor Emerita, Concordia University
St. Paul, MN

Sally Messner ILS Director of Music Director of Worship and Music,
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Livonia, MI

Emily Smith Assistant Head Sacristan,
Trinity Church Wall Street
New York, NY