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Director of Music
Grace's Director of Music is Mark Bowman
Mark brings many years of experience as a church musician and worship leader in Chicago-area churches and seminaries. He is an international voice for enlivening music in churches everywhere. We are excited to have his gifts at Grace.
"Music is intertwined with my earliest memories of church. My small Ohio Methodist congregation sang revival songs lustily in four-part harmony. In addition to standard instruction books, my piano teacher insisted I learn to play one new hymn every week. I started playing organ and piano for worship at the age of fourteen. What a blessing to be constantly affirmed by that congregation in spite of wrong notes, missed cues, and erratic tempos. It was an opportune lesson in building self-confidence and living in God’s grace. Organ became my primary instrument through my teen years, including study at Oberlin College. While recognizing that I lacked the drive to be a performance major, I formed a deep love for music in diverse forms and how it animated my life and the human spirit."