As Minister of Music, Jonathan Wessler conducts the FLC Choir, plays the organ, and works closely with Pastor Dutzmann in planning and coordinating liturgy. He is also responsible for directing the Bach Vespers series, the Boston Bach Birthday celebration, and the FLC Concert Series.
In 2011 Wessler received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music. He previously earned the Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Master of Sacred Music degree from the University of Notre Dame. He has studied with Sherry Seckler, Christiaan Teeuwsen, David Boe, Craig Cramer, and William Porter. He holds the Colleague certificate from the American Guild of Organists and was a finalist in the 2007 Arthur Poister Organ Competition.
Wessler previously worked as the Assistant Organist at the Church of St. Paul | Harvard Square and St. Paul’s Choir School, where he accompanied the Choir of St. Paul’s, the premier Catholic choir of boys and men in America. He also trained the Probationers, directed the St. Paul Parish Choir and the Schola Cantorum, and taught music theory in the Choir School.
Wessler lives in suburban Boston with his wife, Joy, and their children, Julia and Matthew.