One of the most important calls that I extended during my ministerial career was to a director of music at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Christian lady that I called to serve in the vital position was Mrs. Kelly Stultz. Recently, Kelly announced her resignation. Members of the choir assembled a most appropriate tribute. As I prepared my tribute to the music ministry of this remarkably gifted and gracious musician and ministry leader, I realized that Kelly embodied the character, competency, and commitment that should be the standard for any director of music.
So, I now offer this video, produced as a tribute to my friend, as a guide for pastors, elders, search committees, and others who are seeking a Director of Music. The text for the teaching is from Psalm 33:3:
“Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy” (NLT).