Zach Light-Wells was called to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church as an Associate Director of Music in August of 2016. Raised in the Carolinas, Zach brings musical experience from Appalachia and beyond, blending modern folk and global music with traditional hymns and familiar melodies. In recent years, he has led music in a variety of worship settings, from small community churches to national gatherings. Zach has served the greater church by providing music and/or planning leadership for a variety of conferences, such as Montreat Youth Conference, Next Conference, Montreat College Conference.
A multi-instrumentalist and singer, Zach directs a band of instrumentalists and vocalists each Sunday night during the Worship at 5 service at Preston Hollow. On Sunday mornings, he directs the Youth Band and the Westminster Singers (Youth Choir), which perform regularly in the Youth House and in worship in the sanctuary, respectively.
Zach is currently earning his Master of Sacred Music (M.S.M.) in Choral Conducting from the Perkins School of Theology and Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, and holds a B.A. in Music from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.