2018 Princeton Conference & Annual Meeting


2018 Princeton Conference & Annual Meeting

“Worship Matters: Word, Sacrament & Song”

A Conference for Ministers, Musicians, and Laypeople


Sunday July 22, 2018 - Tuesday July 24, 2018

Princeton, New Jersey


- Presented by –

The Association for Reformed & Liturgical Worship




AR&LW, a voluntary nonprofit association of individuals, covenants with God’s help, to cultivate, practice, and promote worship that offers a foretaste of the fullness of God’s Reign. This worship is Trinitarian, ecumenical, incarnational and sacramental; it is both universal and local and sends the church to live its liturgy, bringing God’s justice and grace to all of God’s creation.




Dr. Charlotte Y. Kroeker

AR&LW Presiding Member



John E. Rutzler III

AR&LW Secretary-Treasurer





The Erdman Center Cooper Conference Room, Princeton Theological Seminary Center of Continuing Education

20 Library Place  Telephone 609-497-7990
 Miller Chapel 64 Mercer Street
Luce Hall Center of Theological Inquiry 50 Stockton Street
Included Monday Lunch Seminary Dining Hall
Other Meals On Your own Princeton Area Restaurants


Seminary Dining Hall Breakfast & Lunch Prepaid Meal Tickets Available



PO Box 526, Carlisle, PA 17013-056




Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dinner On Your Own
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration - The Erdman Center
7:30 p.m. Eucharistic Worship - Miller Chapel
   Rev. Dr. Heidi Neumark, Preaching         Rev. dr. Kimberly Bracken Long, Presiding
   Rev. Dr. Fred R. Anderson, Liturgist        Dr. Martin Tel, Organ
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Reception - Luce Hall Center of Theological Inquiry

Monday, July 23, 2018

8:45 a.m.  Morning Prayers- Rev. A. Michael Brown
9:00 a.m. The Worshiping Body - Rev. Dr. Kimberly Bracken Long
9:50 a.m.  Response - Rev. Dr. Paul Westermeyer
10:10 a.m. Group Discussion
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Putting It All Together for Sunday:
A Pastor and Musician Planning in Conversation
Rev. Dr. Russell Mitman and Dr. Charlotte Y. Kroeker
12:10 p.m. Group Discussion
12:30 p.m. Lunch Provided - Seminary Dining Hall
2:00 p.m.  The Promise and Practice of Peer Learning in the Church
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m.  Conducting Peer Learning Meetings - Conference Participants
4:45 p.m. Learning Feedback
5:30 p.m. Dinner On Your Own
7:30 p.m. Joe R. Engle Organ Concert and Hymn Sing - Miller Chapel
Dr. Jan Kraybill, Organ     Rev. Dr. Paul Westermeyer, Commentary


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

8:45 a.m.  Morning Prayers - Rev. A. Michael Brown
9:00 a.m. AR&LW Business Meeting - Dr. Charlotte Y. Kroeker
Christian Worship Conversations
9:45 a.m. Why Weekly Eucharist? - Rev. Dr. Fred R. Anderson
10:30 a.m.  Break
11:00 a.m. Closing Eucharist
Rev. Christina Braudaway-Bauman, Preaching
Rev. Dr. Fritz S. West, Presiding     Dr. Martin Tel, Musician
12:00 p.m. Lunch On You Own
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. All participants having an interest in being a Conversation Group Convener or Peer Learning concepts are invited to attend the free training session with Rev. Christina Braudaway-Bauman.  

CONFERENCE presenters

Rev. Dr. Fred Anderson, D. Min. is Pastor Emeritus of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he retired in 2015 after 42 years of pastoral ministry in the PC(USA). An author of hymn texts and psalm paraphrases, his work appears in numerous Protestant and Roman Catholic hymnals in North America, Australia, and even Asia. His metrical psalms and pastoral reflection on them were recently published by Eerdmans Press in a single volume entitled Singing God's Psalms. A pastoral theologian with special interest in the theology of preaching, worship and sacraments, he is currently at work on a book tentatively entitled What Does Jesus Death Have to Do with Me?-A New Model of Atonement. Fred recently retired from the Princeton Seminary Board of Trustees after 25 year of service, but continues as Chair of the Board of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton.


Rev. Christina Braudaway-Bauman, M.Div. is Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in the heart of Boulder, Colorado. Previously, she served as a pastor to churches in Massachusetts for more than 25 years, and most recently as the Director of the Pastoral Excellence Network, a Lilly Endowment initiative focused on expanding their work in the ecumenical church to support new clergy for the Transition into Ministry and more seasoned pastors in Sustaining Pastoral Excellence.

Rev. A. Michael Brown, M.Div. a retired Presbyterian Pastor is now involved in a Lutheran congregation in Vancouver, Washington. Michael has served churches in Montana, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, created and led worship for summer conferences, written liturgy for the closing of a congregation and the 2016 General Assembly meeting of the PC(USA), taught classes on the liturgy, and the sacraments, brews beer, loves to explore the sounds of a piano and sometimes wonders, "How do we make the liturgy work?"

Dr. Jan Kraybill, DMA is a musical leader and dynamic speaker; a concert organist, pianist, and harpsichordist; an educator and organ consultant; and an enthusiastic cheerleader for the power of music to change lives for the better. She is Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and serves as Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City and Organist-in-Residence at the international headquarters of Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri. Jan has performed solo and collaborative roles in musical events in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Tahiti, The Netherlands, and United States, led international hymn festivals, taught workshops, inspired audiences and congregations, and been a resource for worship musicians.

Dr. Charlotte Y. Kroeker, Ph.D., AR&LW's Presiding Member, is Executive Director of the Church Music Institute overseeing program development and strategic planning, coming from the University of Notre Dame where she held a faculty research position in church music. She is the author of The Sounds of Our Offerings: Achieving Excellence in Church Music, is editor of Music in Christian Worship, and author of numerous articles on church music. Dr. Kroeker is trained as a performing pianist and pedagogue, spending most of her career as a college professor and administrator. Born and raised in the General Conference Mennonite Church, she has served as organist and/or choir director in Presbyterian, Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran and Methodist congregations, concurrent with her academic appointments. Dr. Kroeker has spent the last 15 years studying foundational issues for effective music in worship. She is an ordained PC(USA) Elder.

Rev. Dr. Kimberly Bracken Long, Ph.D. is editor of Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, & the Arts and co-editor, with David Gambrell, of the revised Book of Common Worship (2018). Her books include From This Day Forward: Rethinking the Christian Wedding, The Worshiping Body: The Art of Leading Worship, and The Eucharistic Theology of the American Holy Fairs. She edited the Feasting on the Word Worship Companion series and, with David Maxwell, Inclusive Marriage Services: A Wedding Sourcebook. She served as a professor of worship at Columbia Theological Seminary from 2007-2017; prior to that she was Associate for Worship for the PC(USA), and pastor of two Presbyterian congregations.

Rev. Dr. F. Russell Mitman, D. Min. has served congregations of the United Church of Christ in Pennsylvania and Colorado and 18 years as Conference Minister of Pennsylvania Southeast Conference, UCC. He has led seminars in worship leadership for church leaders in the USA and Germany. He presently is engaged weekly as preacher and presider in Parkside United Church of Christ, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. His latest book, Preaching Adverbally, was released by Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. in January 2018.

Rev. Dr. Heidi Neumark, D.D. is an author, speaker and Lutheran pastor who has served congregations in the South Bronx and is presently Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan, an ELCA Reconciling in Christ Congregation that is bi-lingual. Her experiences in congregational and community organizing in the Bronx led to a highly acclaimed book Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx (Beacon Press). In her present position, Pastor Neumark also serves as the executive director of a shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth. Her latest book, Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets Memory and Faith (Abingdon Press) is about her discovery of Jewish roots and successive family loss and trauma through the Shoah. Heidi’s undergraduate studies were at Brown University. She received her Masters in Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and spent a year at an ecumenical seminary in Argentina where she also worked with Servicio Paz y Justicia, a human rights organization. She has an honorary doctorate of divinity from Muhlenberg College. 

Dr. Martin Tel, DMA, Princeton Theological Seminary’s C.F. Seabrook Director of Music, earned an MMus from the University of Notre Dame, an MA from Calvin Theological Seminary, and a DMA from the University of Kansas. He is interested in congregational singing and the Psalter. His courses cover musical resources for the congregation, the Psalms in worship, and collaborative worship planning. Martin is senior editor of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship and psalms editor for Lift Up Your Hearts: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.

Rev. Dr. Fritz S. West, Ph.D. in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame, is a retired pastor of the United Church of Christ, having served congregations in Michigan and Wisconsin. He has contributed to the study and practice of worship in the church through work on worship for the UCC, seminary teaching, and organizational work, including being an AR&LW founder, serving a number of years as its presiding member. His published work generally falls into three categories: liturgical methodology, lectionary studies, and Reformed tradition worship. Author of Scripture and Memory--the Ecumenical Hermeneutic of the Three-Year Lectionary, Fritz is currently working with the Consultation on Common Texts to development a guidebook to the Revised Common Lectionary for worship practitioners.

Rev. Dr. Paul Westermeyer, Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor of Church Music and Cantor at Luther Seminary, where he directed the Master of Sacred Music degree program with St. Olaf College. Prior to coming to Luther he taught at Elmhurst College and Yale University. He has been the President of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, Editor of the Hymn, and Dean of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. His writing includes Te Deum, The Church Musician, and the Companion to Evangelical Lutheran Worship. His life’s work has been devoted to studying and teaching about church music and the role of the church musician as reflected in his most recent book, A High and Holy Calling: Essays of Encouragement for the Church and its Musicians.




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