Our Mission: The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM)

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians fosters the art of musical liturgy. The members of NPM serve the Catholic Church in the United States as musicians, clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer.

NPM hosts an annual National Convention at a location which changes each year. The 2023 National Convention will be at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, Nevada, from July 10-14. 

About Our Membership

NPM is a national association that seeks to offer educational opportunities and professional networking for all pastoral ministers in the Catholic Church today. 

Our membership is comprised of 3,000 members with local chapters supporting most regions across the United States. We have 3 tiers of membership, which are made for all levels of musical skill and involvement, from the cantor to the choir member, ensemble member to choir director, organist to accompanist, Director of Music and Diocesan Director of Music, and everything in between. 

NPM Staff 

Jennifer Kluge, Executive Director
Amanda Bruce, Senior Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
LaTisha Henderson, Associate Director of Membership
Keisna Sosa, Administrative Assistant
Nicole Masero, Events Coordinator
Lauren McCaul, 2023 National Convention Chair
Larry VanMersbergen, 2023 Convention Publicity Sub-Committee Chair 

NPM on Social Media

NPM website: www.npm.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/npmnational
Twitter: @npmnational
Instagram: @npmnational
YouTube: www.youtube.com/npmlivestream
NPM Podcast- Ministry Monday: www.ministrymonday.org

In-Person Convention:
July 10-14, 2023
The Nugget Casino Hotel 
1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431

Virtual Convention:
July 18-20, 2023

Conference Graphics

Square- 1080 x 1080 px
Twitter- 1600 x 900 px
LinkedIn/Facebook-1200 x 674 px

Additional graphics can be found in the Google Drive below. 

Parish Support 

NPM has provided the following for use in Bulletins and Parish Music Ministers. Permission is grated to copy, paste, and use for parish use. They can be found in the Google Drive below. 


We encourage you to spread the word about the 2023 National Convention to your extended community. Please contact us with any questions or requests at convention@npm.org.

Media Contact

Larry VanMersbergen
NPM Convention Publicity Sub-committee