Together, eight Goshen College students will use their musical, theatrical and spiritual talents to present worship services this year rich with a blend of music and drama reaching back from 16th century Britain and moving forward to current day Africa. With a program titled “God is Here Among Us,” the 2007-2008 Goshen College worship team, Parables, will offer a circuit of performances at churches and schools around the country to share not only their experiences in faith but also the impact these stories and songs have. This year’s Parables team is directed by Debra Brubaker, professor of music at Goshen College, and includes junior music majors Nathan Swartzendruber (Kalona, Iowa), Josh Tyson (Harrisonburg, Va.) and Greg Yoder (Perkasie, Pa.). Other juniors include Dara Joy Jaworowicz (Kenwood, Mich.), a music and Bible and religion double major, Jesse Landis-Eigsti (Lakewood, Colo.), a music major, and Emily Swora (Shoreview, Minn.), a theater and music double major. Sophomores include Vanessa Hershberger (Cedar Falls, Iowa), a peace, justice and conflict studies major, and Anna Showalter (Waynesboro, Pa.), a music and history double major.
— — Chapel: “God is Here Among Us,” worship led by Parables, traveling student worship team