The committee will create the first new Presbyterian hymnal since 1990. It will put together the hymnal along with David Eicher — the hymnal’s editor — as voting members, plus three ex-officio members representing the Theology, Worship and Education Ministry Area, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC), the publisher of the new book.
Members of the committee include David Maxwell, senior editor of the Presbyterian Publishing Corp.; Chelsea Stern, music and arts intern at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas; Eric Myers, pastor of Frederick Church in Frederick, Md.; Paul Junggap Huh, assistant professor of worship and director of Korean American Ministries at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga.; Beverly Howard, professor of music at California Baptist University in Riverside, Calif.; Charles Frost, minister of music at Sea Island Church in Beaufort, S.C.; Stephen Fey, co-director of music ministries at First Church in Bristol, Tenn.; Chi Yi Chen, choral associate at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J.; Mary Louise Bringle, hymnal committee chair and professor of philosophy and religious studies and chair of the Humanities Division at Brevard College in Brevard, N.C.; David Eicher, hymnal editor, Presbyterian Publishing Corp.; Adam Copeland, master of divinity student at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga.; Alfred Fedak, minister of music and arts at Westminster Church on Capitol Hill in Albany, N.Y.; Karen Hastings-Flegel, organist and director of music ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Concord, Calif.; Mary Beth Jones, director of music ministries at Northminster Church in Troy, Mich.; Edwin Chr. van Driel, assistant professor of theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Michael Waschevski, associate pastor at First Church in Fort Worth, Texas; Barbara Wheeler, president of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York, N.Y.; and David Gambrell, associate for worship, PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship in Louisville.