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.  The program for 2014-15 is developed by the eight student members, with direction and leadership from Professor of Music Dr. Deb Brubaker.


2014-15 Parables Members:

  • Miranda Earnhart, junior music education major from Milford, Indiana
  • Ben Ganger, junior music performance major from Goshen, Indiana
  • Karsten Hess, senior interdisciplinary major from Goshen, Indiana
  • Alisa Murray, senior music education major from Orrville, Ohio
  • Cara Paden, senior music major, psychology minor from Elkhart, Indiana
  • Andrew Pauls, sophomore, music education major, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Morgan Short, sophomore environmental science major, music minor from Goshen, Indiana
  • Matt Wimmer, junior music education major from Telford, Pennsylvania 

2014-15 Theme: The Big Commandment — Loving God, Neighbor and Self

Jesus told his followers that loving God was the supreme commandment, followed closely by loving one’s neighbor as oneself. How can we do a better job at self-love and self-care so that loving our neighbors becomes an even more natural flow of love from our God-centered hearts? Parables explores these questions through Biblical parables and personal stories, augmented by songs that cover a range of styles from classical to world music and gospel. Their words and their witness will inspire you.

2014-15 Schedule

Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m. – Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen, IN

Oct. 4, 9 a.m. – Homecoming Alumni Breakfast, College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, Goshen, IN

Fall Break Tour:

Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. – Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Minneapolis, MN

Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. – Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, MN

Oct. 13, 10:10 a.m. – Freeman Academy, Freeman, SD

Oct. 14, 9:40 a.m. – Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona, IA

Oct. 14, 7 p.m. – First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, IA

Nov. 5, 7:55 a.m. – Bethany Christian Schools, middle school chapel, Goshen, IN

Nov. 7, 10 a.m. – Goshen College Grandparents Day chapel, College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN

Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. – Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN

Jan. 16-18 – Camp Friedenswald Jr. High Winter Retreat, Cassopolis, MI

Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m. – Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH (to be rescheduled due to weather)

Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. – Pizza & Parables with area youth groups, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN

Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m. – Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN

Mar. 2, 9:30 a.m. – Bethany Christian Schools, high school chapel, Goshen, IN

Mar. 8, 6 p.m. – Berlin Mennonite Church, Berlin, OH

Mar. 9, 9:30 a.m. – Central Christian School, chapel, Kidron, OH

Mar. 15, 9:30 a.m. – Goshen College, worship for (high school) senior weekend, Goshen, IN

April 8, 7 p.m. – Goshen College Home Program, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, IN

April 19, 9:30 a.m. – Bremen United Church of Christ. Bremen, IN

More programs are being added. Check back soon!

Schedule a Performance

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