Tom Merrill has been the Director of Music at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church since Christmas Eve of 1999. He is married to the organist, Theresa Merrill, and they have a daughter, who currently works and lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Tom’s full-time career includes 17 years with Xavier University as a Professor of Music and Associate Provost. He earned his Doctoral degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is a published music composer with E.C. Schirmer. His current position is with ExperiencePoint, where he helps companies and nonprofits understand the dynamic landscape of both human-centered design and change management.