Parables Worship Ensemble

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. The program for 2017-18 is developed by the eight student members, with direction and leadership from Dr. Debra Detwiler and administrative support from Dan Koop Liechty, Ph.D.

Front row (l-r): Lauren, Rebecca, Sharada, Yejin. Back row (l-r): Matthew, Julian, Jonah, Aidan

2017-18 Parables Members

    • Rebecca Choi, a music education major from Arlington, MA.
    • Aidan Friesen, an environmental science major/chemistry minor from Goshen, IN.
    • Julian Harnish, a math major/music minor from Bluffton, OH.
    • Yejin Kim, a music for social change and piano major/Spanish and art minor from Seoul, South Korea.
    • Lauren Myers, a biology major/musical theater minor from North Manchester, IN.
    • Matthew Smucker, a music education major/Spanish minor from Goshen, IN.
    • Sharada Weaver, a nursing major/music minor from Hyattsville, MD.
    • Jonah Yoder, an interdisciplinary studies (music, theater, entrepreneurship) major from Goshen, IN.

2017-18 Theme: Coming Soon!

2017-18 Schedule (more dates coming soon)

Aug. 27, 11:00 a.m. – New Student Service of Blessing, Schrock Plaza, Goshen College, Goshen, IN.

Aug. 30, 10:00 a.m. – Goshen College Opening Convocation, College Mennonite Church Sanctuary, Goshen, IN.

Sep. 20, 7:30 p.m. – Preview Program, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN.

Sep. 23, 10 a.m. – Performance stage at the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale, Elkhart County Fairgrounds, Goshen, IN.

Sep. 24, 7 p.m. – Michiana MCC Relief Sale Choir Concert (singing offertory during intermission), Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN.

Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. – Homecoming Alumni Breakfast, College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, Goshen, IN.

Fall Break Tour (October 14-20): East Coast


Feb. 7, 6:00 p.m. – Pizza & Parables with area youth groups, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN.

Mar. 25, 9:30 a.m. – Goshen College, worship for Admitted Student Weekend, Goshen, IN.

Apr. 18, 7:30 p.m. – Goshen College Home Program, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN.

Schedule a Performance

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