The Lutheran Church of the Triune God

Rev. Richard C. Resch

Pastor Resch grew up in Rochester, New York, where he studied organ at the Eastman School of Music preparatory department while in high school. During that time he also served as organist and choir director for two choirs at his LCMS parish.

His undergraduate college studies include study at Concordia College, River Forest, and Valparaiso University. In 1970 he graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance and Church Music. He then entered graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. In 1972 he received the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Eastman. During this time he was organist and choir director at Faith Lutheran Church, Penfield, NY.

In 1977, he became the Director of Chapel Music at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and began theological studies. In 1978 he formed the Seminary Kantorei, a select choir of seminary students who traveled twice annually to bring the seminary and its music to the church. He received the Master of Divinity degree in 1988, was ordained and called to Concordia Theological Seminary and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the Office of Kantor. At St. Paul’s Lutheran Church he produced four CDs with his wife, Barbara, featuring children singing hymns. When Dean Wenthe became the seminary president, he brought Rev. Resch on to the faculty in the Pastoral Theology and Missions Department where he taught liturgics and homiletics.

In 2000, Rev. Resch launched the Good Shepherd Institute of Pastoral Theology and Sacred Music together with co-director, Arthur A. Just. During his years at the seminary and with the institute, Rev. Resch produced seven Kantorei CDs, one CD for the Good Shepherd Institute and the DVD, Singing the Faith: Living the Lutheran Musical Heritage.

Pastor Resch retired from Concordia Theological Seminary in July of 2014.