Karen S. Eddinger joined the staff of Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, as its Minister of Music in August 2011. She previously served as Trinity’s Music Intern and Assistant Director of Music from 1981–89, during which time she began the church’s handbell program. Immediately prior to rejoining the staff at Trinity, Karen was Minister of Music at St. John’s (Hain’s) United Church of Christ in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, where she served for twenty-two years. She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and a collaborative pianist at Albright College.
Christopher Wilson is director of percussion for McKendree University and the Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival, as well as a lecturer in percussion at Southeast Missouri State University. Wilson received degrees from the Boston Conservatory, Eastern Washington University, and the University of Northern Colorado (DMA) studying percussion performance with a secondary area in wind conducting. His principal teachers include Gray Barrier, Nancy Zeltsman, and Martin Zyskowski. Dr. Wilson is a proud endorser of Pearl Drums and Encore Mallets.