Paul Vasile is the Executive Director of Music That Makes Community. He first experienced MMC as a participant, served as a presenter for over a dozen workshops, and served on the MMC Board of Trustees from 2014-16.
Paul is a freelance church musician, consultant, and composer based in New York City. A multitalented musician and dynamic worship leader, he is committed to building, renewing, and re-shaping faith communities through music and liturgy. He is excited to help congregations broaden their repertoire of sung prayer and praise, and to demonstrate how participatory music and liturgy can energize and unify worshippers from varied backgrounds, cultures, and traditions.
Paul is passionate about modeling and sharing leadership practices that sustain the musical and spiritual life of faith communities. He currently serves as the Director of Music at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a gifted teacher and has served as a visiting lecturer in Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary, Yale Divinity School/Institute of Sacred Music and The Chandler School of Theology. He has also curated notable concert series, arts events, and educational programs exploring the intersection of music and spirituality.
Committed to expressing and exploring faith in new ways, Paul composes sacred music that expands and enriches the church’s language of praise and prayer. His music is represented in Glory to God, the new hymnal of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and he has written extensively for St. Lydia's and Not So Churchy, emergent congregations in New York City. He is also a contributor to the forthcoming Convergence Music Project, an online musical resource for Emerging and Progressive Churches.