Paul Vasile is a freelance church musician, consultant, and composer based in New York City. A multitalented musician
and dynamic worship leader, he is committed to building, renewing, and re-shaping faith communities through music
Paul brings over twenty years of ministry experience to his work as a consultant, workshop facilitator, and teacher. He
is excited to help congregations broaden their repertoire of sung prayer and praise, and to demonstrate how
participatory music and liturgy can energize and unify worshippers from varied backgrounds, cultures, and traditions.
His skills and background make him a unique resource to congregations in transition, or those experiencing anxiety or
conflict in their worship life.
As the Executive Director of Music that Makes Community, Paul is passionate about modeling and sharing leadership
practices that sustain the musical and spiritual life of faith communities. He provides support and resources to an
international network of leaders committed to a practice of paperless singing, grounded in a theology of welcome and
generosity. Additionally, he serves as Director of Music at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where he directs the
Seminary Choir, collaborates with faculty and student worship leaders, and serves as a resource to the wider faith
Paul is an inspiring teacher and has been a guest lecturer and worship leader at Union Theological Seminary, General
Theological Seminary (NYC), Vanderbilt Seminary, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Princeton Theological Seminary,
and The Candler School of Theology. He has also curated notable concert series, arts events, and educational
programs exploring the intersection of music and spirituality.
Committed to expressing and exploring faith in new ways, Paul composes sacred music that expands and enriches the
church’s language of praise and prayer. His music is represented in Glory to God, the new hymnal of the Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.), and he has written extensively for St. Lydia’s and Not So Churchy, innovative, justice-centered faith
communities in New York City.