Anthony Bailey

Minister of Worship, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Craig Barnes

President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary

John Bell

Liturgical Composer and Church Musician

Tangled Blue

Folk-rock Traveling Music Duo

Barbara Brown Taylor

Professor of Religion, Piedmont College

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

David Cherwien

Artistic Director - The National Lutheran Choir, 2013-14 Season

Yogadevotion Cindy Senarighi

Yoga, healing prayer and chair massage

Michael Curry

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina

Lillian Daniel

Senior Minister, First Congregational Church, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Angela Dienhart Hancock

Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Eric Elnes

Senior Minister, Countryside Community Church (UCC), Omaha, NE, and Host of Darkwood Brew (

The Hurst Family

Music Ministry in the Kingdom of God

The Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

Yvette Flunder

Founder and Lead Pastor of City of Refuge UCC Church; San Francisco, CA

Tonia Hughes

National Recording Artist and Worship Leader

Grace Imathiu

Minister, United Methodist Church

Rolf Jacobson

Associate Professor of Old Testament; Luther Seminary

Kevin Kling

Author, Playwright, Storyteller, and American commentator for National Public Radio

Karoline Lewis

Alvin N. Rogness Associate Professor of Homiletics, Luther Seminary

David Lose

The Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

National Lutheran Choir

The National Lutheran Choir, under the direction of Dr. David Cherwien

Chuck Marohnic

Jazz Pianist, Musician, Educator, Author, Composer and Arranger.

MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Pastor, Idylwood Presbyterian Church & Co-Chair of NEXT Church

Brian McLaren

Author, speaker and activist

Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Susan Palo Cherwien

Freelance Writer and Musician

Luke Powery

Dean of Duke University Chapel & Associate Professor of the Practice of Homiletics at the Divinity School

Sara Renner

Director of Contemporary Worship at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN

Robert Robinson

Recording Artist

Carol Rogers

Award-winning Jazz Vocalist & Vocal Coach

Peter Rollins

Writer, Lecturer, Storyteller and Public Speaker

David Schmalenberger

Assistant Head of the Percussion Department at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota

Mark Sedio

Director of Music at Central Lutheran Church

Mike Slaughter

Lead Pastor, Ginghamsburg UMC; Ohio

Billy Steele

Grammy Award Winning, World-Renowned Singer & Songwriter

Darnell Davis & the Remnants

Songwriter & Producer, Gospel Ensemble

Jamar Esaw and TRIAD: 4CHRIST

Gospel Artist and his 30+ member Gospel Choir

Will Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry

Lauren Winner

Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, Duke Divinity School; Priest Associate at St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Author

Heatherlyn Yogadevotions

Singer & Songwriter


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Hymn Festival

Get ready for an uplifting & inspiring Hymn Festival lead by David Cherwien and the National Lutheran Choir on 5/19/2014 at 8:00pm at Central Lutheran Church. It is sure to be a wonderful evening - we hope to see you there! 

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