The Hymn Society Selects a New Executive Director

Screen Shot 2017-03-11 at 11.33.07 AMThe Hymn Society has selected a new Executive Director, Dr. Jan Kraybill to succeed Rev. Dr. Deborah Carlton Loftis, FHS, who will be retiring May 1.

An active member of HSUSC since 1998 and a member of its Executive Committee from 2010–2013, Dr. Kraybill is a passionate advocate for the power of music to change lives for the better. She holds degrees in music from Kansas State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her early career included experience in pharmaceutical publishing and management before she became a full-time musician in 1996. In addition to her work with HSUSC, she has been active in leadership of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) on both the regional and national levels. An accomplished organist, she holds the certification of Fellow of the AGO, the highest level of certification available for organists. For the past eighteen years, Dr. Kraybill has served as the principal organist for Community of Christ in Independence, MO.

Additionally, Community of Christ is pleased to announce that it will house the offices for HSUSC at its headquarters in Independence, MO.

For the full press release, click here. 
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  1. The first comment should be “Hooray!”

    Jan brings a wealth of talent, skills, poise, and wisdom already well-demonstrated in her leadership in the Hymn Society and other organizations. What a great successor and “continuer” to Deb Loftis, who also possesses these qualities.

    Some exciting times are ahead for the Hymn Society, with the Center for Congregational Song opening soon. I am happy that Jan has been called to this important leadership role.

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