Pastors & Church Leaders Share

"Dr. Goehring provided consultation to our committee and gave us invaluable guidance in conducting a successful Director of Music search.  He demonstrated a deep spirituality and a very strong commitment to furthering God’s will for our ministry.  Dr. Goehring is a delightful person, kind and extremely thoughtful.  The search committee developed great trust in him and enjoyed working with him."

- Dr. Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Second Presbyterian Church
Louisville, KY

"Chuck Goehring was able to provide invaluable assistance to us in our music search as he coached us in identifying, interviewing and selecting our Director of Music.  We are a large congregation that has a heritage of excellence in music, so it was essential that we find the right person.  That is why we retained Chuck as our consultant." 

- Dr. Douglas G. Pratt, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Bonita Springs, FL

"As a music search consultant, Chuck Goehring helped us envision the needs of our music program, provided a variety of options to filling the position and participated in the interview process.  His contacts were valuable and we were very pleased with the final decision."

- Barbara L. Krueger, Chair, Staff Parish, Carmel United Methodist Church
Carmel, IN

“We were blessed to have the expertise of Chuck Goehring to assist in assessing our needs and developing options. He helped in laying the groundwork for our transition from part-time music positions to a coordinated program under a Director of Music.”

– Barbara Herath, Worship and Music First Presbyterian Church,
Charlottesville, VA

“Dr. Goehring provided an excellent process of moving from vision to goals to time frames and enabled us to build a foundation for employing a full-time Director of Music. His counsel and advice were indispensable and our congregation is thrilled with the outcomes.”

– Rev. Harold L. Leininger, Former Pastor, Calvary UMC
Brownsburg, Indiana

“During our search for an organist-director, Dr. Chuck Goehring guided us through a thorough and efficient process. It worked so well that we used it in other searches and shared it with parishes in the community.”

– Gale Scott, Chair, Trinity-By-The-Cove
Episcopal Church, Naples, FL

“When our church began its search for a music director in 2000, Charles Goehring was of great assistance. He encouraged us to think large, leading to a full-time director which has resulted in stability, vision, and a strong presence in our church’s mission.”

– Gayle-Sue Murphy, Northminster Presbyterian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana

Church Musicians Share

"Dr. Goehring and I collaborated on a conference that he designed especially for college-age church musicians and seminarians. Chuck is a richly gifted musician, a superb administrator and a deeply caring pastor. His presentations for my church music classes at Indiana University have been practical, insightful and inspiring."

– Dr. Marilyn Keiser, Chancellor's Professor of Music (Ret.)
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

“Dr. Charles Goehring offered me the opportunity to gain an inside view of a large music ministry. I gained meaningful hands-on experience previously unavailable to me in graduate school.”   

– Mark Herris, Director of Music
Calvary UMC, Brownsburg, Indiana

“Dr. Goehring led a Worship and Music Workshop and Choir Retreat for St. Luke's Presbyterian Church. He was warm and personable with choir officers and members of the worship team as they experienced a dynamic visioning process. Church members left the session excited about the church's current strengths and its future. Chuck's personal connection and musical insights made a lasting impact upon us.”      

– Clair Maxwell, Director of Music St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
Dunwoody, Georgia

“Dr. Goehring was helpful in a mentoring session and I found our dialogue very helpful. He has a wealth of experience from which to draw his counsel. Hearing his fresh thoughts on my circumstances offered me valuable insight.”

– K. Denise Schulz, Former Minister of Music Roberts Park UMC
Indianapolis, Indiana

“Chuck Goehring is a wealth of information.  He has a broad range of experience to draw from.  As a new choir director, I learned much about building my church music program. He offered advice on recruitment, worship planning and administration.”

– John Cook, Former Director of Music Whitelick Presbyterian Church,
Avon, Indiana


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