A Conversation with Ann Schrooten
Music can deepen and broaden our experience of joy and grief. In this episode, Ann Schrooten speaks about her calling to serve through music, and how that vocation transformed during the pandemic and following George Floyd’s murder near her church in Minneapolis, MN. She describes how the cries for justice in her community led her to ask a new question about leading music in her church.
Holy Trinity is one of thirteen congregations taking part in Collegeville Institute’s Communities of Calling Initiative. The Communities of Calling Initiative is a five-year program that grants congregations funds to design a new project or enhance existing ministries that help Christians discover and deepen their sense of God’s calling in their lives.
Ann Schrooten has been a staff musician at Holy Trinity since 1996. She directs the Children’s Choir, the Cantate! Youth Ensemble, and the Gloria Ringer Handbell Ensemble. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Music Performance from St. Olaf College and a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Little Canada, MN with her wife and son.