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Community Worship Network Gathering

June 9, 2023
Ann Arbor, MI

Looking for new ways to plan for worship? Feeling pressure to utilize other media resources in worship and/or to use gear and technology already at your church? Struggling with finding new ways to introduce a hymn or song for worship?

You are invited to attend the Community Worship Network gathering on June 9 for encouragement, support, and shared knowledge and experience from three amazing presenters.

The Michigan District Community Worship Network is a group of worship arts leaders, church music leaders, pastors, and students serving within the Michigan District. The network will support and connect worship leaders and their churches through prayer, inspirational learning, helpful resources, encouragement, and ongoing support.

When & Where

Ann Arbor

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:50 pm

Concordia University Ann Arbor
4090 Geddes Road
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
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Rev. Steve Zank

Rev. Steve Zank serves as the Director of the Center for Worship Leadership and Director of the Director of Parish Music Program at Concordia University Irvine, Calif., where he hosts the worship-focused podcast Theology in Motion. Steve also enjoys his work as a musician, music producer, and Ph.D. student of Concordia Seminary Saint Louis. He is husband to Amber and dad to Melody and Jacob.


Dr. John Boonenberg

John Boonenberg serves as Kreft Endowed Chair in Music, Assistant Professor of Music, and Director of Choral Activities & Church Music at Concordia University Ann Arbor. He also serves as Director of Music at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, and Music Director of The Boychoir of Ann Arbor. As a long-time concert artist, Director of Music Ministry, and master teacher, Dr. Boonenberg has been involved in the full musical life of the church—playing organ, piano, guitar, and other instruments for worship services, conducting choirs and instrumental ensembles, and teaching general music and drama in Lutheran schools. Dr. Boonenberg holds degrees from The University of Michigan (BM, DMA) and The Juilliard School (MM).


Dan Reinert

Dan Reinert serves as the Director of Media Technology at St. Lorenz in Frankenmuth. He is blessed with the ability to stay calm under pressure and has learned to quickly troubleshoot problems. These attributes have allowed him to learn much over the years about the use of technology for the enhancement of ministry and worship. He has had the chance to work with many volunteers and fellow church workers to provide meaningful experiences for countless numbers of worshipers.


Registration is closed.

Deadline to register is May 30, 2023.

Registration Costs: $20/person - Includes program and lunch.

Compassion Ministry

In support of the Michigan District Critical Targets, specifically Healthy Workers, the Community Worship Network gathering will be taking an offering in which we will collect monies for church worker students studying in the area of worship.

Additional Information


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brighton South
6910 Whitmore Lake Rd
Brighton, MI 48116

A rate of $100 per room has been secured. Please mention that Austin approved the rate when you call in.