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Witt, Tom and Mary Preus

Mary Preus is a singer, song leader and choir director. Her experience ranges from church choirs (directing and singing) to jazz ensembles. She focuses her current music research on diverse singing styles and on the worship and singing life of justice centered communities of faith around the world. Mary is music director at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minn. and can sometimes be found hosting lunch at St. Martin's Table bookstore and restaurant. Besides Bread for the Journey's recordings, Mary's voice can be heard on recordings by liturgical composers Ray Makeever and Marty Haugen. Mary is a member of the ecumenical Community of St. Martin in Minneapolis, Minn.

Tom Witt has been keyboardist, worship leader, song leader for a wide variety of Lutheran church events. He has a depth of resources in worship planning and leads workshops on music, liturgy and contemporary society. During 1998-99, Tom served as musician-in-residence at the Lutheran retreat center Holden Village, in Washington State. In addition to his current work with Bread for the Journey, Tom serves as a worship and music consultant for the ELCA's Global Mission Unit and is a member of the Living Liturgy teaching team ( He has released a CD recording of his own instrumental improvisations on hymns in the Lutheran Book of Worship, entitled Dusting Off the Green Book.

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