Mark Miller has a passion for building community through music and believes that everyone is a Child of God. He also adheres to Cornel West’s belief that “Justice is what love looks like in public.”
Mark is Associate Professor of Church Music, Director of Chapel, and Composer In Residence at Drew University in Madison NJ, and is a Lecturer in Sacred Music at Yale University. He is also the Minister of Music of Christ Church in Summit, New Jersey.
From 2002-2007 he was Director of Contemporary Worship at Marble Collegiate Church and from 1999-2001 he was Assistant Organist and Music Associate at The Riverside Church, both In New York City.
Mark is a lifelong United Methodist. He is the grandson, son, brother, uncle, and cousin to United Methodist clergy and was a lay delegate to the 2000 and 2004, 2012 General Conferences. He was Director of Music for the 2008 General Conference and is a member of Covenant UMC in Plainfield, NJ.
A renowned composer of sacred music, Mark’s music has been called the ‘soundtrack’ for the movement for full inclusion in the United Methodist Church. His hymns and best-selling anthems are sung by communities of faith throughout the world and are widely published. His work for chorus and orchestra, “Let Justice Roll” was performed at Carnegie Hall’s “Juneteenth, All American Freedom Day” celebration on June 19, 2019.
Over the past twenty years, Miller has traveled to hundreds of churches and venues nationally and internationally, often with his band ‘Subject to Change’, lecturing, preaching, and presenting concerts, joyfully laboring to break down dividing walls of hostility and fear in communities of faith throughout the world.
Mark is married to his husband of twenty-seven years, Michael Murden. They reside in Plainfield N.J. and are the proud parents of Alyse, a sophomore at Drew University, and Keith, a junior in high school. There you can find him cooking meals, taking out the garbage, playing Frisbee, reading books, watching movies, and dreaming about getting back to the Vineyard.
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