The WELS Hymnal Project is composed of seven subcommittees: Hymnody, Rites, Psalmody, Scripture, Literature, Technology, and Communications.
The hymnody committee will select the hymn texts to be included in the hymnal, the tunes and accompaniments that go with them, and the hymns of the day for each Sunday or festival of the year.
Chairman Aaron Christie
The rites committee will develop all orders of service, meditations, and prayers.
Chairman Jonathan Micheel
The psalmody committee will select musical settings for the appointed psalms of the day and verses of the day.
Chairman Paul Prange
The scripture committee will compile the lectionary and oversee the translation of liturgical and confessional texts, such as the creeds and the Lord’s Prayer.
Chairman Jonathan Schroeder
The literature committee will produce auxiliary resources such as a manual and handbook. It will also produce articles, papers, and study materials for the purpose of worship education.
Chairman John Koelpin
The technology committee will develop all electronic products such as music graphics and audio files. It will also provide for the technology needs of the hymnal project, including a project website.
Chairman Caleb Bassett
The communications committee will gather input from throughout the synod and facilitate the education, promotion, field testing, and introduction related to the project.
Chairman Jonathan Bauer