David Christiansen is University organist and adjunct professor at Elmhurst, where he has taught organ and church music since 2000. A native of Iowa, he studied organ at Drake and Yale Universities, as well as in France with Marie-Claire Alain. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree from Yale, and has done further studies in theology through Concordia University, Chicago, where he also has taught. Having previously served churches in Chicago, in Paris, France, and in Texas, he is currently minister of music at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, Illinois. His compostitions have been published by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Augsburg-Fortress, Concordia, GIA, and the Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada. As an organ recitalist, he has toured Germany five times, and has performed in the Midwest, Texas and on the East Coast. He is married and is the father of two children.