Jim Loeffler is the Director of Worship and Music at Resurrection Lutheran. He joined the staff in 2014. In addition, he accompanies The Texas Voices, is a staff accompanist for the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, and regularly plays for student musicians throughout the Plano Independent School District. Previously, Jim served King of Glory Lutheran in Dallas, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick, Maryland and congregations his home state of Indiana.
Jim is a singer and a composer. He has sung with the Orpheus Chamber Singers and the Choral Arts Society of Washington where he sang under such notable conductors as Robert Shaw, Christopher Hogwood, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Termikanov, Eiji Oue, composer John Adams, and vocalist Bobby McFerrin, in venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Royal Albert Hall in London and the Grand Tetons Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Mr. Loeffler has published seven sets of organ variations with Darcey Press in the collection 83 Musical Gifts, and has composed numerous works for organ, choir, brass, handbells, and children's voices, in addition to several commissions.
Mr. Loeffler earned the Bachelor Music degree in Church Music from Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN) and the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois. Mr. Loeffler's musical studies include the following: organ with Pamela Johnson, Douglas Reed, and Martin Jean; harpsichord with William Eifrig and William Heiles; conducting with Fred Stolzfus, Chester Alwes, Dennis Friesen-Carper, and Eldon Balko; and jazz with Billy Foster. His professional affiliations include the American Guild of Organists where he earned the Fellow's Certificate (F.A.G.O.), and the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.
He and his wife Ann have 3 (nearly-grown) children and live in Plano.