ABOUT CHRISTINE LONGHURST
“Christine’s passion for the music of worship—and her willingness to share it—will bear fruit in the life of our congregation.” Workshop participant
Christine has been studying, teaching, and working in worship for the more than 25 years.
She received her undergraduate training from the Mennonite Brethren Bible College (MBBC) in Winnipeg (Bachelor of Religious Studies), and the University of Winnipeg (Bachelor of Arts), where she earned the Gold Medal for Music.
She went on to study choral conducting with Dr. Lloyd Pfautsch at Southern Methodist University, earning her Masters of Music degree. She also graduated summa cum laude with a Masters degree from Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas.
In 2006 she completed the Doctor of Worship Studies degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida. Her doctoral thesis explored the role of corporate prayer in worship.
Christine taught worship and music at the Canadian Nazarene College in Winnipeg from 1988-1993. From 1993-1995 she was Managing Editor of Worship Together, the hymnal and worship resource for Mennonite Brethren churches in North America. She went on to serve as Pastor of Worship at River East Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg (1996-2006).
Over the years she has taught courses on worship and music in a variety of academic institutions, including Concord College, Canadian Nazarene College, Booth College, Canadian Mennonite University, Providence College, the Winnipeg Centre for Ministry Studies, and the Nazarene Theological College (Manchester, England).
Christine lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She continues to teach and write, and spends much of her time offering workshops on worship and music to congregations across Canada.