Rendell James is Director of Music Ministries at Good Shepherd Catholic Community in Colleyville. He earned his BME degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, graduating summa cum laude and winning the prestigious Presser Award there. His MM in choral conducting is from Louisiana State University. He began his DMA in conducting at UNT, and completed the DMA at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge before coming to Dallas.