About us

Open Your Hymnal is a podcast project by Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert. 

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Zack Stachowski

Zack Stachowski is the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in Ijamsville, Maryland. Zack works extensively as a liturgical musician performing and recording with artists such as David Haas, Marty Haugen, Michael Joncas, Lori True, Paul Tate, Stephen Petrunak and many others. Zack is also a composer with GIA Publications and released his debut CD in July 2017. An avid teacher and workshop leader, Zack has presented at NPM and NCEA conferences, as well as at the Mid-Atlantic Congress and L.A. Religious Education Congress. Zack served on the faculty of Music Ministry Alive! from 2008 until 2017. Along with Matt Reichert and Jes Garceau, Zack co-directs the One Call Institute for young pastoral musicians and their advocates.


Matt Reichert

Matt Reichert teaches at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. As an educator, Matt has served as an administrator, board member, and classroom teacher at middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels. A frequent workshop leader, Matt has presented at parishes, diocese, and institutions across the country as well as at NPM and NCEA conferences, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the L.A. Religious Education Congress. Matt served on the faculty of Music Ministry Alive! from 2003 until 2017. Matt hosts NPM's "Ministry Monday" podcast, and co-directs the One Call Institute with Zack Stachowski and Jes Garceau. Matt is a member of the music ministry team at his parish and the Saint John's Abbey Schola.