A composer of over 40 original collections of liturgical music, he has been active for many years as a conference and workshop speaker, consultant, concert performer and recording artist. He is the author of over 20 books in the areas of music, liturgy, religious education, youth ministry, prayer and spirituality.
He is the founder and executive director of Music Ministry Alive! -- a national liturgical music formation program for youth) -- and is a monthly columnist for Ministry and Liturgy magazine.
Presented by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians
2004 Crosier Award for Outstanding Service in Ministry
2003 Outstanding Professional Book Award
Presented by Catholic Press Association
1995 Distinguished Alumni Award
Presented by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota