Nancy Raabe


Rev. Nancy M. Raabe is a composer and author who lives with her husband, Bill, outside of Philadelphia. Pastor Raabe is an energetic and creative leader of Christian worship. She specializes in incorporating music and the liturgical arts into the worship service. She is a graduate of Pomona College, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and Wartburg Theological Seminary. Nancy is the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Hatfield, PA.

Nancy has written many scripture-based hymns, songs, anthems and liturgical pieces for use in worship, along with several volumes of hymn interpretations for piano and various contributions to recently published worship resources. Much of her music is set to original texts.

Pastor Raabe's books and music have been published by Choristers Guild, Augsburg Fortress, MorningStar, Concordia, Northwestern, Hope, and Lutheran University Press. Her original arrangement of "I Dream A World" was a finalist for First Prize at the 2010 Ithaca College Choral Competition Festival. Nancy was a featured composer at the 2018 Institute for Liturgical Studies. She has presented workshops about worship and music at Valparaiso University (IN), Concordia University (IL), Concordia Theological Seminary (IN), and Shenandoah University. Nancy previously was a music minster and Composer in Residence at several congregations in Ohio and Wisconsin.

Her three volumes of One-Minute Devotions for the Church Musician are published by MorningStar Music Publishers.

Nancy has a web site with more information at www.nancyraabe.com.