About Rev. Dr. Todd ...
Todd has led UCC’s comprehensive music ministry since 2016. In this role, he conducts the Chancel Choir, Ad Deum Handbell Choir, UCC Bell Ringers, and provides oversight for the other handbell choirs and children’s choir program. Additionally, he serves on the Boar’s Head Guild and Church and the Arts Committee.
He has enjoyed a variety of music leadership roles within churches and higher education, previously serving at First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, First Presbyterian Church in Arlington, Texas, Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the University of Arkansas.
Choral ensembles under his direction have been invited performers for state, regional, national and international conferences, performing at major venues in Toronto, San Diego, Indianapolis, and New York City. His recent conducting performances include Bach’s St. John Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and the world premiere of Patriquin’s Titanic Requiem.
Todd received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from Michigan State University and degrees in music education and choral conducting from Texas Christian University. As affirmation of his ministry at University Christian Church, he was recently commissioned as a minister by the Trinity Brazos Area Committee on Ministry.