Senior Worship Associate
Stephen Barnhart's career in music and worship ministry had its earliest beginnings as a treble in the celebrated choir of fifty men and boys at Old St. Peter's Church in Philadelphia in the 1950s. He studied solfeggio and piano at St. Peter's Choir School and later piano studies were at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music with Clement Petrillo. At Macalester College in St. Paul, while studying for a degree in Fine Arts, he studied Choral Conducting with Dale Warland and Organ with Edward Berryman. He was Director of Music and Organist at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Richfield for 32 years. In August of 1997, he was appointed Director of Music and Liturgy at The Church of St. Joseph, Hopkins, where he directed four choirs, orchestra, and coordinated the efforts of nearly 300 participants in weekly liturgies. He joined the Ministry staff at St. Vincent's in August of 2002, and coordinates and trains the many persons directly involved in worship ministry.