Professional & Education Chronology

Chronology
1975 – 2018

1975

Graduated from Bridgeport High School (Bridgeport, MI)

1975—1977

Studies in Vocal Music Performance at Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI)

1977—1978

Ministry at Parish and School Communities, Diocese of Saginaw, MI (St. Christopher’s, Bridgeport; St. Casimir’s School, Saginaw; Sacred Heart, Bad Axe; St. Roch’s, Caseville; St. Helen’s School, Saginaw; St. Josaphat’s, Saginaw)

1978—1980

St. John Vianney Seminary / College of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN)

1978 – Present

Member and Presenter for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians

1979

Release of first recording, I Am Yours Today (Self-produced)

1980—1981

Pastoral Musician, Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Paul, MN)

1981—1982

Director of Music and Youth Ministry, Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Parish (Ankeny, IA)

Consultant for the Diocesen Office for Liturgy (Des Moines, IA)

1982—1985

Director of Music/Liturgy, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish (St. Paul Park, MN)

1982

Release of first published original collection of liturgical music with GIA Publications, Psalms for the Church Year (with Marty Haugen)

1983

Release of first solo recorded/published original collection of liturgical music with GIA Publications, We Have Been Told

1984

“Come and Journey” concert with Michael Joncas and Marty Haugen for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis “Faith Gathering” (Minneapolis, MN)

1985 – 1996

Faculty/Team Member for Institutes with the North American Forum on the Catechumenate

1985—1987

Member of the Steering Committee for the Association of Liturgical Ministers, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

1985—1988

Composer-in-Residence/Adjunct Instructor, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity. (St. Paul, MN)

1985 – 2015

Presenter at the annual Big Island Liturgy and Arts Conference (Hilo & Honolulu, HI)

1986 – Present

Presenter for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (Anaheim, CA)

1987—1988

Member of the Editorial Committee for the first edition of the Gather Hymnal with GIA Publications

1991

Grammy Award Nomination, I Shall See God (GIA)

1991—1994

Composer-in-Residence / Pastoral Musician, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish (Minneapolis, MN)

1991

Completion of Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and Vocal Music Performance, The University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN)

1991 – 1992

Participant at the Milwaukee Symposia for Church Composers

1992

Team member for Beginnings and Beyond Institute in Italy (The North  American College, Rome)

1992—Present

Director, The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry

1993

Presenter at the National Liturgical Music Convention (Melbourne, Australia)

1994

Distinguished Alumnus Award / The University of St. Thomas   (with Michael Joncas and Marty Haugen; St. Paul, MN)

1995

Leader; First Biblical and Musical Pilgrimage to Israel (with Art Zannoni)

1996

Leader; Second Biblical and Musical Pilgrimage to Israel (with Art Zannoni)

1996

Public Television Program/Video: Glory Day: David Haas and Friends in Concert (Cincinnati, OH)

1997

Leader; Third Biblical and Musical Pilgrimage to Israel (with Art Zannoni)

1997— 2011

Campus Minister & Artist-in-Residence, Benilde-St Margaret’s High School (St Louis Park, MN)

1998

Faculty, Annual Conference of the Irish Church Music Association  (Maynooth, Ireland)

1999 – 2002

Member of the Advisory Council for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians

1999 – Present

Founder and Executive Director, Music Ministry Alive! (St. Paul, MN)

2000

United Catholic & Video Association Unity Award (with Marty Haugen and Michael Joncas)

2002

Faculty Presenter at the Knockadoon Folk Liturgy Course (with Lori True; Knockadoon, Ireland)

United Catholic & Video Association Unity Award  

2003

Catholic Press Association Book Award for The Ministry and Mission of Sung Prayer

2004 – 2005

Member of the National Advisory Board for Harcourt Religion Publishers (Orlando, FL)

2004

Pastoral Musician of the Year; The National Association of Pastoral Musicians

Crosier Award for Outstanding Service in Ministry / Crosier Fathers and Brothers (St. Paul, MN)

“To Serve as Jesus Did” Award; Servants of Jesus (Saginaw, MI)

2005

Leader; Biblical and Musical Pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece: In the Footsteps of St. Paul (with Marty Haugen, Michael Joncas, Bob Batastini)

2011— 2015

Campus Minister, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (St. Paul, MN)

2011— Present

Animator; Cretin-Derham Hall Taize’ Prayer Community in St. Paul

2013—2015

Member of the Steering Committee for the St. Louis Liturgical Composers Forum (St. Louis, Missouri)

2014

Emmaus Award for Excellence in Catechesis; National Catholic Education Association /National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors (Pittsburgh, PA)

2015

Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, HONORIS CAUSA; University of Portland (Portland, OR)

Association of Catholic Publisher’s Book Award for Welcome, Faithful Presence

2016

“Lumen Pacifica” Concert and Workshop Tour to Guam, The Philippines, and Singapore

2017

Fourth Biblical and Musical Pilgrimage to Israel (with Art Zannoni)

Association of Catholic Publisher’s Book Award for My Heart Is Ready

Final Joint Concert with Marty Haugen and Michael Joncas: Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (Anaheim, CA)

Catholic Press Association Book Award for My Heart Is Ready

2017 Pax Christi Award / St. John’s Abbey and University (with Michael Joncas and Marty Haugen; Collegeville, MN)

Plenum, Keynote, and Workshop Presenter/for the Australian Pastoral Musician’s Network National Conference (Perth, Australia)

Concerts and Workshops, New Zealand (Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland)