Goshen College, a Mennonite liberal arts school. He majored in music with an emphasis on composition and completed a minor in Bible and religion, graduating in 2002.
Adam took his first course at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in the fall of 2003, which led to the writing of his initial hymn text. Four years later (including a year-long interlude as a full time marionette puppeteer) Adam graduated with a Master of the Arts in Christian Formation with an emphasis on worship.
In 2004 Adam was named a Lovelace Scholar by the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada. From 2007 to 2010 he served as a member of the Society's Executive Committee. He began a term as Editor of the Society's journal in 2018.
Adam served as Associate Pastor of Hyattsville Mennonite Church in Hyattsville, Maryland, (just outside of Washington, DC) from 2007 to 2012, and is ordained for ministry in Mennonite Church USA. He regularly leads workshops, presents, and leads singing at conferences and events locally and nationally. In 2016 he was named text editor for the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee.
In addition to his church-related work, he is music director of the male-voice choral ensemble, The Open Fifths.
Adam's hymns appear in many recent hymnals and supplements, as well as in numerous choral settings. Several have been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, and Swedish.
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