Jay Beech – Executive Director
Jay Beech has long been recognized for his creative blending of musical energy and theological substance, and his ability to lift up ancient traditions within a modern context. His published works include hymns, liturgies, camp songs, musicals, and anthems which are sung each week in congregations throughout the United States. Jay is also the owner of, an online company that provides downloadable music resources for worship. He served on the music staff at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN for sixteen years and is a graduate of St. Olaf College. He is the Director of The Center for Worship and Music Studies.

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Isabella Vergun – Administrative Assistant
We welcomed Isabella to our staff in October of 2015. She grew up in the Bay Area of California and North Kingstown, RI, and is a graduate of St. Olaf College where she studied Religion and English with a Film Studies concentration.