Music Ministry Conference

Since 2015, musicians of all kinds have come to Crieff Hills every June to learn and grow as music leaders in a beautiful setting and with excellent leadership.

Each year, Christopher Fischer searches out excellent leadership. Workshops have been led by skilled musicians and teachers including Dr. Gerard Yun (Asst. Professor of Community Music at Wilfrid Laurier University), Debbie Lou Ludolph (director of WLS global song community choir Inshallah) and Chellan Hoffman (RCCO 2017 Travelling Clinician from Knox United Church, Calgary).

Past Conferences

2015: Finding Our Voice: Music Ministry in Today’s Church

2016: Music Ministry that Transforms Lives

2017: Building Bridges: Music Ministry in an Emerging Church

2018: Toward (Un)Common Ground: Music,  Worship and Reconciliation



Cultivating Generous Space: Worship, Music, and Intersectional Justice

Date: Friday June 7, 2019 from 9 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: $60 includes a hot lunch at Maclean Hall

Register at or 1-800-884-1525

Event Poster is available to download Music June 7 2019 poster


Wendy VanderWal-Gritter: Wendy is a passionate advocate for those who have been hurt or marginalized by the church. She believes that the church is impoverished if any voices are missing from the conversation. Wendy is an internationally recognized contributor in the conversations around faith and sexuality. As an avid student of the church, she is committed to equipping the local congregation to nurture radical hospitality. Wendy has served as the Executive Director of Generous Space Ministries (formerly, New Direction) since 2002.



Cedar Klassen (they/them) is a nonbinary queer Mennonite who is passionate about queer Christian community and queer worship. They are one of the co-founders and leaders of Queerly Christian, a worship-based queer Christian group in Waterloo, and of the Generous Space groups at the Grand Valley Institute prison in Kitchener. Cedar is one of the world’s leading experts on queer hymns; they created, a free resource on queer hymns, and they chair the committee assembling Songs for the Holy Other: A Queer Hymnal, a collection which will be released through The Hymn Society in July.




Christopher Fischer (MM, BMus, ARCCO, AMus) has been Pastoral Musician at Knox PC, Guelph, since 2006. Over the past 24 years, he has served congregations, in four denominations, (Canada & US). Chris has given workshops within the PCC, the Continuing Education Division of the Toronto School of Theology, and a national convention of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. He is concerned with intergenerational worship, congregational song development, and the connections between singing, community and justice.