Bryan has provided beautiful music for meditation, choir anthems, special services, weddings and funerals since 2014. Our Sunday services begin and end with his beautiful music. He is a songwriter and composer. Bryan plays several instruments, including the piano, organ, flute, whistle, and accordian.
He is a founding member of the Dorians, Carbondale’s only Celtic band. He also hosts internationally syndicated “Celtic Connections”.
Bryan retired in June 2019, after teaching as an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University for thirty-eight years.
Bryan has served on our Whole Earth Committee, organized & facilitated men’s groups and services, and has spent many hours extensively editing our constitution and policies. He has been on our Church Council for a several terms since he joined COGS in 1991. He has been Council President five times – in 1994, 1995, 2007, 2008, and 2014. In his very full schedule, Bryan has always placed a high priority on his work at Church of the Good Shepherd. He was named a Delegate of the Word in 2018, and received the Russell A. French Award for 2019.