Eric Wall:Eric Wall serves as the Gene Alice Sherman Associate Professor of Sacred Music and Dean of the Chapel at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is the seminary musician, helps oversee the worship life of the campus, and teaches courses in church music and worship. He joined the faculty in 2016. He is also the staff musician at Montreat Conference Center, a national conference center of the PC(USA) in Montreat, NC. He was previously Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, North Carolina, from 1998 to 2015. He earned a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Organ Performance and the Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Florida State University.
Eric just completed a term as President of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) and continues as co-chair of PAM’s DEI Committee. He has been a contributor to the PC(USA)’s Call to Worship journal and to the Hymn Society journal, The Hymn. He has taught at Columbia Theological Seminary and served as a music and worship consultant in various congregational settings. A volume of his hymn introductions and accompaniments for organ was published in June 2022 by Augsburg Fortress.
Aaron Frei: Aaron Frei is the fifth successive generation of the Frei Family to head the firm of Emil Frei, Inc. The Studio is nationally recognized for its design and craftsmanship in the medium of stained glass and mosaics, and according to the different epochs in the life of the church. Aaron earned his Bachelors and Masters in Theology from the University of Dallas. Working in the business since his childhood, he has led the Studio since 2016 – with the gracious company and wisdom of three of his siblings.
Sharon Aach: Sharon Aach, a self-taught and self-representing artist from the Belleville, IL area, reverse paints mixed media material behind tempered glass panels. Internally driven and passionate about her art, she strives to inspire and share joy through her vibrant glass paintings. Her organic style, inspired by the powerful mechanisms of life and nature, has evolved throughout her lifetime. “Like life, my work is an ever-changing process of discovery and connection, always evolving to meet the demands of inevitable change.” Sharon, holding a master’s degree in anesthesia, retired from a 25-year medical career in the year 2000 to raise her 2 children. She began practicing art on a full-time basis in 2013. In 2014 she formed her art and design company ‘SaachArt’, which is her full-time occupation today. Her art can be found in many places of business and healthcare facilities, as well as residential collections. “Painting for me, like life, is constant movement and change. The creation process comes naturally, allowing my emotions to spill out onto the glass.”
Sharon Aach, CEO SaachArt