Vital Worship Grants Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of liturgical leaders and scholars from a variety of backgrounds.

Board members read grant proposals and rank them according to criteria such as merit and potential, broad participation, and appropriateness of budget. The board meets at Calvin College to discuss and evaluate the merits of each proposal and make recommendations for funding.

Current members: 

James Abbington, Associate Professor of Music and Worship, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Douglas Brouwer, Pastor, recently retired from the International Protestant Church of Zurich, Switzerland

William Dyrness, Dean Emeritus and Senior Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California

C. Michael Hawn, Professor of Church Music Emeritus, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

William H. Johnston, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

Duane Kelderman, Pastor and Pastoral Consultant to churches and church-related organizations

Janice McLean-FarrellDirk Romeyn Assistant Professor of Metro-Urban Ministry, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Lisa M. WeaverAssistant Professor of Worship, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia