Parables Worship Team

Parables, a worship ensemble from Goshen College, combines music, original drama and personal stories to create an engaging worship experience designed to inspire, comfort and challenge.  This year’s theme, “Where the River Will Never Run Dry” focuses on songs and stories of healing and home, addressing our deep-seated need to experience God as the ever-present source of our belonging. The program for 2013-14 is developed by the eight student members, with direction and leadership from Professor of Music Dr. Deb Brubaker and Minister of Worship Gwen Gustafson-Zook.









Parables includes: Paul Zehr, a sophomore music and theater double major from Carthage, N.Y.; Becky Snider, a junior music education major from Broadway, Va.; Martin Flowers, a sophomore music and theater double major from Nappanee, Ind.; Prashansa Dickson, a sophomore psychology and sociology double major from Allahbad, India; Miranda Earnhart, a sophomore music education major from Milford, Ind.; Brody Thomas, a junior music education major from Springs, Pa.; Rachel Mast, a senior music major from Corvallis, Ore.; and Benjamin Ganger, a sophomore music  major from Goshen, Ind.

2013-14 Schedule for Parables:
Oct. 13 – 9:30 a.m., Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Oct. 20 – 9:30 a.m., Columbus Mennonite Church, Columbus, Ohio

Oct. 20 – 7:00 p.m., Berlin Mennonite Church, Berlin, Ohio

Oct. 22 –  Central Christian High School, Kidron, Ohio

Nov. 3 –  10:30 a.m., Nappanee Brethren in Christ, Nappanee, Ind.

Nov. 7 –  Bethany Christian High School, Goshen, Ind.

Nov 10 – 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Waterford  Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Nov 24 – 9:30 a.m., College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Jan. 17-19 – Camp Friedenswald Jr. High Camp, Cassopolis, Mich.

Jan. 26 – 8:25 a.m. and 10:05 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Mishawaka, Ind.

Jan. 29 – 6:00 p.m., Pizza and Parables night for area youth groups, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center

Feb. 2  – 9:30 a.m. North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind.

Feb. 16 – 10:20 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, Goshen, Ind.

Mar. 9 – 9:30 a.m., Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio

Mar. 21 – 10:00 a.m., Goshen College Chapel, College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Apr. 9 – 7:00 p.m., Home program, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center

Schedule a performance:

For more information about Parables and scheduling the group, contact Gwen Gustafson-Zook at (574) 535-7780 or e-mail