Richard Wienhorst (1920-2010) was an American composer and professor of music at Valparaiso University for many years. He wrote many works for use in worship services.

For a survey of his life and career go to the Center’s “Profiles in American Lutheran Church Music” and click on “Essays.”

The physical archive of his works may be found at the library of Valparaiso University. For a detailed description of that archive go to