Heather A. Hood has served on the staff of Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Minnesota, since 1985 as the Minister of Worship & Music, overseeing a program of choirs, instrumental groups, worship bands, and music staff, as well as working significantly in worship planning.
She holds music degrees from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, and a Doctor of Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Hood is a contracted singer and an assistant director with the Minnesota Chorale, has soloed with the Minnesota Chorale and Minnesota Orchestra, and is a published writer and composer. She has worked and continues to serve as a conductor, workshop leader, piano accompanist, and coordinator for national and international conferences.
Dr. Hood served for seven years on the board of the Green Lake Church Music Conference and currently is a board member of Music in World Cultures, an international faith-based organization at the forefront of a growing movement dedicated to the establishment and advancement of the use of music as a strategic tool in developing cross-cultural relationships.
She was also on the teaching staff of Lincoln Land Community College and several churches in Springfield, Illinois, prior to moving to the Twin Cities.
Faculty member since 2012
B.A. Music, Judson University
M.M. Northern Illinois University
D.W.S. The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies