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Christopher Wemp '12, M.A. '15, Director of Professional Development Programs, SCU School of Education & Counseling Psychology

Christopher Wemp '12, M.A. '15

He studied in El Salvador as an undergraduate through Santa Clara University's Casa de la solidaridad program, and was so moved by the communities with whom he encountered that he focused his undergraduate thesis on Latin American liberation theology music by collaborating with composers and musicians in both El Salvador and Peru, and eventually India and Kenya. Through his work in SCU’s Innovations in Catholic Education initiative and directing music at St. Clare Parish, Christopher is able to make meaningful connections between the call for justice that liturgical music often urges, and the concrete steps one can take to make an impact on the surrounding community through a variety of innovative ideas intended to serve others.

 

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Being Mindful That God Invites Us to Rest

By Christopher Wemp '12, M.A. '15
I’ve been tired lately. Between my regular job, grad classes, and parish music ministry, there hasn’t been much time for slowing down or even reflecting on...
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Rethinking School for Future-Ready Leaders

By Christopher Wemp '12, M.A. '15
Disruptive thought. Personalization. Future-Ready. 22nd Century Leadership. Real-world skills. These terms have saturated the education...
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Let’s Talk About Church Music

By Christopher Wemp '12, M.A. '15
In my work as a liturgical music director and composer in the Catholic Church, I’ve heard many versions of the opinion, “This song is terrible!” How do we...
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Want Better Church? Train Pastors to Better Serve Customers

By Christopher Wemp '12, M.A. '15
An SCU alumna (class of 2014) who was very involved in University music ministry as an undergraduate student wanted to keep singing...
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They Were Tortured and Responded with Love

By Christopher Wemp '12, M.A. '15
This past July in Kenya, I was challenged to reframe my outlook on the world by seeking more opportunities to share joy and levity with the...
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In Kenya, Even Death Cannot Hinder Joy

By Christopher Wemp '12, M.A. '15
This past July, I traveled to Kenya to learn more about its Catholic liturgy. What kind of music, community influences, and rituals would I encounter that might...
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