Hometown: Salida, Colorado, USA
Education: MM in Music Composition, Bowling Green State University; BA in Music, Hillsdale College
Samuel wants to explore how art – and especially music – is sacramental. He is interested in questions such as: what do we mean when we call art sacramental? How can the church encourage the creation of good art? How can theology be used to mediate aesthetic differences? He is interested in how the arts are both occasion for profound agreement and disagreement and how this manifests itself in ecclesial contexts.
Samuel and his wife, Rachel, moved to St Andrews from South Korea where they taught English for a year. Samuel loves watching movies, listening to all sorts of music music – from 80s synth pop to Renaissance polyphony, composing, studying German, and exploring the outdoors.