An Afternoon with Ken Medema—November 10, 2006

An opportunity for youth and music leaders.

Music: a vital part of church or a needless accessory?

Time and location
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Baker Village Commons

Program Description

This workshop will explore current trends in church music and point out ways in which music can contribute more effectively to a meaningful experience of worship. Ken will give particular emphasis to the task of encouraging people in the pews to sing music, both old and new, that binds generations together—everything from classic hymns to rock-and-roll!

To learn more about Ken Medema visit his web site at

Workshop Schedule
10:30 a.m.—You are welcome to join us for Daily Chapel to hear Mr. Medema speak, Center for Faith and Life Main Hall
11:00 a.m.—Registration and snacks, Baker Village Commons
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.—Workshop session, Baker Village Commons
1:30 p.m.—luncheon provided, Baker Village Commons

About Ken Medema:

From the time Ken Medema was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he has been unable to see. His sight is limited to distinguishing between light and darkness and seeing fuzzy outlines of major objects. As a youngster, he studied piano with a wonderful teacher who taught him using Braille and to play by ear.

After receiving a master’s degree in music therapy, he worked as a therapist in New Jersey where he began to write and perform. In 1985 he founded Brier Patch Music, an independent recording, publishing and performance-booking company. Today he performs in a wide variety of venues and was a featured musician at the recent ELCA Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas.