Concordia Experience

Be Involved

There are many ways to be involved, how about some of these?


Music Groups Involved in Worship

Schola Cantorum:  The primary choral group for chapel, this fifty-voice select choir sings weekly and on major festivals. Contact the director, Jonathan Kohrs

Résonanz: A contemporary music ensemble which employs a variety of instruments and voices to the glory of God. Contact the director, Jonathan Kohrs

Psalm Ensemble: A small group of singers and instrumentalist leads the congregation in the psalm of the week.Contact the director, Jonathan Kohrs

Taizé Ensemble: A select group of accomplished musicians who guide the congregation in a quiet, reflective Christian prayer service. Contact the director, Jonathan Kohrs

Organ: The magnificent Schoknecht organ serves as the primary musical resource for our campus worship life.  Organist to the chapel, Steve Wente, other faculty, staff and students play for daily chapel. Other instruments and singers participate on a regular basis.

Other music groups which participate in chapel for special festivals and occasions:

University Hand Bells: Contact the director, Maurice Boyer

Kapelle: Contact the director, Charles Brown

Chamber Choirs: Contact the directors: Maurice Boyer; Männerchor (men), Charles Brown

Chamber Orchestra: Contact the director, Maurice Boyer

Wind Symphony: Contact the director, Richard Fischer


Prayer and Praise:

Contact the student leaders, Jordan Schaller


Drama Ministry-- Fish out of Water

Concordia recognizes the long and rich history of all the arts used to carry the Word for God’s glory.  There have been theatrical elements employed in worship for about 1,000 years, and that tradition continues in our chapel. Fish out of Water is our drama ministry team which performs on campus and off campus throughout the academic year. 


Reading and Acolyting in Chapel

All baptized Christians are welcome to participate in worship by reading the lesson for the day (serving as lector), or by acolyting. Contact Deaconess Betsy Karkan to get on the monthly schedule.


Technology, Sound, Lights

Contact Pastor Leininger if you have skills or interest.


You’d like to serve, but you don’t know how?

We’re always looking for people to help in different ways. Contact Pastor Leininger or Deaconess Betsy Karan if you have a new idea, a new perspective, or are just open to serving wherever you’re needed.