Andrew Eden is the director of the Crystal Ringers handbell choir. He has worked as a church musician since childhood. As someone who formerly scoffed at the very idea of even being a multi-instrumentalist, he has since accepted and embraced the fact that he is one. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Historical Performance, Andrew has a particular passion for Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music. This repertoire has a very direct, living connection with Christianity, and Andrew enjoys sharing that connection with the congregation and using it to invoke the Holy Spirit. In addition to directing the handbell choir at NUMC, he also serves as assistant organist, assistant pianist, cantor, vocal and instrumental soloist, and sings in the choir. He is the proud cat-dad of an adorable rescued gray tabby named Smoky.