NPM-GR
National Association of Pastoral Musicians
Grand Rapids Chapter

Supporting all music ministers as they seek to utilize their art
to enhance worship and prayer throughout the Diocese of Grand Rapids

Our Board Members

Our board meets regularly to imagine, plan, carry out and evaluate the programs of our chapter. The meetings are open to any chapter members who would like to attend. Our board usually meets on the second Saturday of each month.

A significant portion of our work is carried out through email, so please feel welcome to use email to contact us (click on the names below to send that person an email) about chapter business.

  • Director: Robert Batastini (St. Francis de Sales, Holland)
  • Membership: Brian Pouget (St. Mary, Carson City/St. John the Baptist, Hubbardston)
  • Treasurer: Phil Konczyk (St. Francis de Sales, Holland)
    Aline Snoeyink (Holy Family, Caledonia) elected to begin this position in July 2016
  • Programs: Michelle Ogren (St. Patrick, Parnell)
  • Publicity: Aline Snoeyink (Holy Family, Caledonia)
    Kathleen Lally (Aquinas College) elected to begin this position in July 2016
  • Newsletter Editor: Mary Harwood (St. Paul the Apostle, Grand Rapids)
  • Recording Secretary: Kathleen Lally (Aquinas College)
    Joe Westdorp (Basilica of St. Adalbert) elected to begin this position in July 2016
  • Hospitality: Mary Harkema (Our Lady of Consolation, Rockford)
  • Prayer: Peter Kurdziel (Basilica of St. Adalbert, Grand Rapids)
  • At-Large: Mary Cusack (Ss. Peter and Paul, Ionia)
  • At-Large: Ben Koval (St. Jude, Grand Rapids)
    Jane VanHouten (Immaculate Heart of Mary, Grand Rapids) elected to begin this position in July 2016
  • At-Large (student): Morgan Amick (Aquinas College, Grand Rapids)
    Olivia Vargas (Aquinas College, Grand Rapids) elected to begin this position in July 2016

    Ex-Officio advisors:
  • Immediate Past Director: Dan Daller
  • Diocesan Office for Worship: Fr. Chris Rouech
  • Cathedral Musician: Nick Palmer
  • Diocesan Director of Music | Music Education Advocate: Dennis Rybicki
  • American Guild of Organists (AGO) Liason: Phil Konczyk (St. Francis de Sales, Holland)
  • Web Maestro: Larry Barton (St. Mary, Grand Rapids)
    Phil Konczyk (St. Francis de Sales, Holland) to begin this position in July 2016

Click here to see the Chapter's board job descriptions (pdf document).

Click here to see the Chapter's board election cycle (pdf document).