unger 200x190Robert Unger
Director of Music Ministries

Education:  AA from Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI, 1977.  BA in Education (Music) from Concordia University, Chicago, IL, 1979.  MCM from Concordia University, Chicago, IL, 1989.

Personal Info:  Born in Onawa, IA.  Spent most of his childhood and youth in Michigan.  Married MaryAnn Colburn, Arlington Heights, IL in 1980.  They have 11 children and 4 grand children:  Kate & Patrick Byron (Connor, Sabrina); Karyn & Nathan Dosch (Jackson); Jason & Ali Unger; David & Courtney Unger (Macklin); Kalyn; Leah; Jacob; Ty; Noah; Melainey; Emma.

Enjoys:  Playing, tennis, basketball, volleyball, golf, music, summers at Camp Arcadia, MI, holidays and anything else with his family and grandchildren.

What he loves about his position:  The privilege and opportunity to work in ministry with committed, talented individuals; praying, praising and giving thanks; leading the worship and praise of God's People.  Celebrating our Lord's Great Love for us - demonstrated in the saving work of Jesus Christ.

Emphasis in ministry:  As Director of Worship and Music Ministry, he prepares sanctuary worship services; is the principal organist; conducts adult, youth and children choirs and handbells, instrumental ensembles, and youth praise band; serves as a worship leader; serves Resurrection Lutheran School as a choral and band/instrumental teacher; administers and is an instructor of Resurrection Music School.

Life in the Community:  Mr. Unger is the Artistic Director of the Raleigh Boychoir, Raleigh, NC, in which he conducts four choirs and administers a full performance schedule.  He and MaryAnn are active in the LC-MS National Youth Gatherings; and he is also an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Organists; Handbell Musicians of America; the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.

Bible verse with special meaning:  Psalm 37:4 - "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart."  (Given to me by by father, Rev. Ralph E. Unger, at my confirmation.)