Richard Bruxvoort Colligan is about adventurous and imaginative music for the ever-evolving church.

As a freelance composer and musician, he serves across denominations singing and teaching about worship and spiritual formation. He also loves dumb jokes and is always ready to hear one. Richard has eight albums of original worship music and tours throughout the United States.

Richard earned his M.A. in Theology and the Arts from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He is currently immersed in a long-term study of the Psalms, creating new songs for all 150. His music has also been published by the ELCA, UCC, PCUSA, and UMC.

Richard leads psalm workshops and concerts nationwide, teaches at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa and contributes weekly to the Pulpit Fiction podcast. Recent publications include Our Roots are in You, a collection of short, contemplative Psalm songs and a new Psalm collection for Ash Wednesday called Children of the Earth.

Favorites include: the color blue, the Beatles, laughter, naps, Thursdays, Star Wars.

Richard lives with his wife Trish, son Sam, and Willow the dog in Strawberry Point, Iowa.

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