About Us


The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) fosters the art of musical liturgy. The members of NPM serve the Catholic Church in the United States as musicians, clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer.

An NPM chapter is a division of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, functioning within its diocese, while retaining a strong, dependent relationship with the national organization. Chapters may be formed in each diocese in the United States in accordance with the bylaws of the association.

Chapters exist to:

  • Deepen the spiritual life of their membership;

  • Provide an educational forum on issues affecting musical and liturgical practice in the Church;

  • Provide skill development;

  • Organize social gatherings;

  • Foster mutual support;

  • Maintain the connection with the NPM National Office staff.

Email your suggestions and concerns to: saginawmi@npm.org

Joshua Lukens


Technology Adviser

Laura Bush

Event Coordinator

Kay Schneider

Membership Coordinator

Bob Zondlak

Publicity Coordinator

Rev. Jim Bessert

Diocesan Adviser

Sr. Chris Gretka

Liturgical Advisor