"To my eyes and ears the organ will ever be the King of Instruments."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

We appreciate your interest in the Organ Certificates offered by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians! 

Building upon your skills as an organist is a valuable asset to pastoral ministry. With the right support and guidance, pursuing certification can be a beneficial tool for organists at all skill levels.

Don't know where to start? Listen to our podcast, Ministry Monday. We did an episode about this exact topic.

Listen to the episode here: Dual Certificate Programs with NPM & AGO

 

Click to discover more about the three NPM certificate programs for organists:

 

 

Certification/Certificate Recipients

Organ Colleague Certification (Dual NPM/AGO)

2015
Ronald Butts-Boehmer - Jacksonville, FL
Ethan Gainer - Greenville, TX
John Patrick Murphy - Miller Place, NY

2014
Brian S. Borowski - Woodland Park, NJ 
Jacob Dowgewicz - Windsor, CT
Ethan Gainer - Greenville, TX

2013
Karen S. McColl - Solon, OH

2012
James Neal Biggers

2011
Stephanie Gewirtz – Lansing, MI

2010
Arthur Dobrucki - Simi Valley, CA
Michael Olbash - Bellingham, MA

2009
Amanda Plazek – Pittsburgh, PA

2008
Jonathan Girard - Roslindale, MA

2007
Priscilla Budeiri
Claire F. Klein - Lloyd Harbor, NY
Heather Martin Cooper - Creve Coeur, MO
Guy E. Miller - Glen Ellyn, Il

2006
Ilana R. Ofgang
Kathryn A. Weyenburg - Appleton, WI

2005
Robert E. Harrold
Jeffrey McIntyre
James M. Tevena

Service Playing Certification (Dual NPM/AGO)

2018
Sally Fernsel – Brooksville, FL
Daniel Foster - Colorado Springs, CO

2017
Ellen Gross - Pittsburgh, PA
Marjorie O’Konski - Topeka, KS

2015
Jennifer Gorske - Pittsburgh, PA

2014
Ronald T. Chancler - Levittown, PA
Ronald W. DuBois, Jr. - Steubenville, OH
Hugh Hinton - Winchester, MA
S. Kenton Kravig - Irving, TX
Susan Windisch - Laredo, TX

2013
Maria Koch - Ashtabula, OH

2012
Karen S. Billings - Las Cruces, NM
Sarah Deady - Enumclaw, WA
Amy M. Gleason - Holmen, WI
Kristen Kosey - New Carlisle, OH
Howard E. Lee - Mountain View, CA
Mayumi Naramura - Omaha, NE

2011
Sr. Nylas Moser, ASC - Wichita, KS

2010
Judith A. Dimino - New York, NY
Molly Mattingly - Notre Dame, IN
Sheila Silvetti - Bay Shore, NY

2009
Helen J. Baron – Wyandotte, MI
Elizabeth Bailey – Garden City, NY
Jon McMahon - San Antonio, TX
Paul Mizer – Maria Stein, OH
Roxanne Packer – Homewood, IL

2008
David L. Ball - St. Louis, MO
Olivia Buthod - Washington, DC
Stephanie A Gewirtz - Lansing, MI
Jonathan Girard - Roslindale, MA
Jonathan Hellerman - Silver Spring, MD
Albert John Kautzman - Aurora, OH
Nicholas P. Mourlam - Roeland Park, KS
Anthony Nardino - Pine Beach, NJ
Amanda Plazek - Pittsburgh, PA

2007
Michele Cowen - Tulsa, OK
Katherine Joan Evans - Roslindale, MA
Carol J. Gessner - Navasota, TX

2006
Michael Hey - Waukesha, WI
Anna McReynolds - Norton, MA
John Meyers - Hamburg, NY
Peter John Patente - Fort Washington, MD
Barbara Rewa - Grand Rapids, MI
Peggy Steckert Parker - Petoskey, MI

2005
Brian Bartoldus - Annandale, Virginia
Brandon Santini - North Weymouth, MA

2004
Laurence Carson - Boston, MA
Katherine E. Harmon - Valparaiso, IN
Karen S. McColl - Glenwillow, Ohio
Jeffrey McIntyre - Atlanta, GA
Michael J. Olbash - Lynn, MA
Justus F. Parrotta - Annandale, VA

2003
Philip Louis Barreca - St. Louis, MO
Ms. Mary J. Beaudoin - Kensington, MD
Mr. Joseph N. Graif - Fairfax, VA
Ms. Virginia I. Hill - Alathe, KS
John Naples - Oceanside, CA
Mary Beth Stickney - Norcross, GA

2002
Ms. Priscilla Budeiri - Arlington, VA
Mr. Edward L. Clinker - Bryan, OH
Mr. Henry Doktorski - Oakdale, PA
Ms. Nancy E. Griffin - Overland Park, KS
Mr. John A. Morabito - Beaver, PA
Ms. Elizabeth-Jane Pavlick - Pittsburgh, PA
Jacinta Therese Whittaker - White Post, VA

2001
Sr. M. Benedicta Berendes, IHM - Scranton, PA
Linda Capizzani - East Hanover, NJ
John Clodig - Merrillville, IN
Wanda A.Grochowski, PhD - Katonah, NY
Youngjin Kang - Greenwich, CT
Mary G. Loch - Bethlehem, PA
Alison J. Luedecke - Dallas, TX
John Morabito - Beaver, PA
Mary Lou Pruchnic - New Castle, PA
Donna I. Swanson - White Plains, MD
Russell J. Weismann - Pittsburgh, PA

2000
Jeffrey M. Alban - Pittsburgh, PA
Suzanne Bechamps - Washington, DC
John P. Brandt - Atlanta, GA
Patricia L. Campbell - Warren, OH
Ann M. Helwig - Conestoga, PA
Greg Homza, CAGO - Bloomington, IN
Grete Ingalls - NY
Audrey Khoo - Rochville, MD
Dr. James W. Kosnik - Norfolk, VA
Michael W. Laubert - St. Louis, MO
Kai Lin - Fariborn, OH
Tina Mowrer - Swansea, IL
Jill Nennmann - Fort Worth, TX
Gary Patin - Orland Park, IL
Kathleen Stout - Pennsville, NJ

1999
Josette J. Goff - Chatham, MA
Carol Heard - San Antonio, TX
Riyehee Hong - Martinez, CA
John Igoe - Laurel, MD
Christine Kinkelaar - Millstadt, IL
N. Peter LaMoria - North Providence, RI
Amy E, Lepak - Sudbury, MA
Maureen Rowan - Staten Island, NY
Thomas P. Smith - Pittsburgh, PA

1998
Althea Allard - Pawtucket, RI
Carole S. Banse-Doyon - Neptune, NJ
Marybelle M. Buescher - Washington, MO
Mary Anne Eichorn - Buffalo Grove, IL
Mark Ignatovich - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Peter J. Luciano - San Diego, CA
David Martinez - Providence, RI
Jennifer Pascual - Rochester, NY
Martin D. Purtell - Tampa, FL
Deborah L. Thirston - Louisville, KY
Kathy Weyenberg - Appleton, WI

Basic Organist Certification

2019
Nelle Altman - Jacksonville, NC
Daniel Sheldon Ashtabula, OH

2018
Debbie Brennan - Powell, OH
James Harrold - Brookfield, IL
Brendan Kuzior - Canfield, OH

2017
Teresa Blier - Alexandria, VA
Justin Brueggeman - Johnson City, TN
Hollis Foster - Cockeysville, MD
Krystelle Pring - Jersey City, NJ

2016
Mr. Clay Boudreaux - Baton Rouge, LA
Martin Brenden - Rolla, MO
Timothy P. Costigan - Lansing, MI
Mr. Massimiliano Dozzo - San Diego, CA
Joseph J. Geehern, Jr - Westfield, MA
Therese Rose - Warren, OH
Ms. Denise Weaver - Westport, MA 

2015
Mark Baker - El Paso, TX
John Luke Grabiel - Alpena, MO
Keith Hessel - Colorado Springs, CO
Matthew Hoffman - Klamath Falls, OR
Ann Marie Izzo - Branchburg, NJ
Kelly Lim - Atherton, CA
Stephen Obarski - Camden, NJ
Michael V. StrockHartford, WI

2014
Christine Canavan - Culpeper, VA
Ronald William DuBois, Jr. - Steubenville, OH
Lori Hogan - Somerset, PA
Helen Jauregui - Philadelphia PA
Ross Kelsch - Cold Spring, KY
Sharmini Sabaratnam - Newmarket, Ontario
Christopher Wilcox - Odessa, Texas

2013
Emily Lapisardi - Uniontown, PA
Ryan McEldowney - Milwaukee, WI
Sr Anne-Marguerite Potchen - Tyringham, MA
Susanna Windisch - Laredo, Texas

2012
Ginny Corso - Mansfield, OH
Alexandria Naylor - Birmingham, AL

2011
Leonard Bobrowski -St Louis, MO
Andrew Van Buskirk - Toms River, NJ
Gary Jenkins - St. Louis, MO
Cindy Kindl - Frederick, MD
Jane Klopp - Madison, VA
Audrey Thomas - St. Louis, MO

2010
Elizabeth Saxton - Hagerstown, MD
Brian Shannon - Avon By The Sea, NJ

2009
Hazel Eaton - Pittsburgh, PA
Dorothy Sue George - Temple, TX
Barbara Sykora - Williamstown, NJ

2007
Mary Ament - Merrill, WI
Helen Baron - Wyandotte, MI 
Br. Kenneth Boesch - Covington, LA
Anne Daugherty - Lawrence, KS
Donna Davis - Iverness, FL
John George - Grovetown, GA
Robert Kirchner - Clearwater, FL
Mary Ann Klicka - Lahaska, PA
Verdi Morley - Wentzville, MO

2006
Terrence J. O'Grady, Eganville, Ontario  CANADA

2005
Mary Blum - St. Louis, MO
Henry Caruso - Pittsburgh, PA

2004
Ralph Camus - New Brighton, PA
Julie Demerath - Fond du Lac, WI
Megan Enninga - Columbus, NE
Kelly Kazik - Fredericksburg, VA
Margaret Putzke - Vero Beach, FL
Carol Anne Schmidt - Leavenworth, KS

2003
James Cole - Bridgewater, NJ
Lindsey Skinner - Macon, GA
Geraldine Vargo, SDR - Pittsburgh, PA
Marilyn Weber - St. Charles, MO
Ryan Wilkinson - Gary, IN

2002
Sr. Ruth Adamites, O.P. - Deford, MI
Lillian Bouchey - Shawnee, KS
Katharine Harmon - Columbus, IN
Barbara Lennon - Kokomo, IN
Thomas O'Brien - St. Louis, MO
Jeanne Passanante - Somerdale, NJ
Barbara Rewa - Hamilton, MI
Robert Tuchman - Pittsburgh, PA

2001
Joan Knolinski - Kokomo, IN
Vicki Krstansky - Countryside, IL
Andrew Magee - Gahanna, OH
Sr. Marie Vianney Pottebaum, SSND - St. Louis, MO

2000

John Clodig - Merrillville, IN
Dorothy Gehrke - Owen, WI
Eileen Hoogterp - Muskegon, MI
Joseph Losoncy - Canfield, OH
James Rossi - Decatur, IL
Theresa Skelley - North Braddock, PA
Bro. Daniel Stupka, S. M. - Cincinnati, OH
Mary Jo Urschalitz - Findlay, OH

1999

Joseph Jacobs - Evansville, IN
Dr. Mary Ann Quarry- Boothwyn, PA
Kathleen Stout - Pennsville, NJ
Donna Swanson - White Plains, MD