Peter Schimm

Philosophy of Ministry: “My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.” Psalm 108: 1-4 NIV

I believe that Music is of the main subjects that develops a person’s ability to work on and refine something over a longer period of time until it is done well, rather than doing it once and settling for something mediocre. It, like our Christian faith, is something that is meant to be worked on and developed throughout our life. Music is a powerful way to teach students and audiences about the salvation found in Jesus Christ, and one of my goals is to use it for that purpose.

I view music as one of the greatest gifts of God to mankind for our enrichment. Its effect is unique to each person, and each individual can express themselves to others through it in a way simple words could never compare. I believe everyone, whether they have great talent or minimal, should learn how to use this gift of God for their own enjoyment and fulfillment.

This is what I hope to communicate and teach my students: While I give great thanks to God for His great gift of music, I give greater thanks for how Jesus’ love and sacrifice for our sins is the reason we may enjoy music and live in hope, not despair. Soli Deo Gloria. (2 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV as well)

Hometown: Bay City, MI

Educational Background: Previous Experience: Student Teaching internship at Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and substitute teaching in the Bay City area public and private schools.