Paul Aitken

Paul Aitken Director of Music and Worship Arts

Since 2002, Dr. Paul A. Aitken (b. 1970) has served as Director of Music & Worship Arts, overseeing twenty ensembles, a year-round concert series, and a professional staff spanning both the downtown and the Amity campuses. He has been commissioned by organizations such as the American Guild of Organists, the State of Idaho, and the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale. Aitken made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2010 conducting And None Shall Be Afraid with a choir of 200. Dr. Aitken holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and the University of Oklahoma.

Matt Roos

Matt Roos Associate Director of Music
(10am “Blue Jeans” Service)

Matt Roos has been singing and playing guitar since he was a child, performing with numerous choirs and professional ensembles.  He has written and produced advertising jingles, and co-wrote the song “Celebrate Idaho!”, the Idaho Centennial Song.  Currently, Matt enjoys performing with acoustic duo Willison Roos, as well as leading the Disciples in Denim here at the Cathedral.

Marc Herring

Marc Herring Associate Director of Music
(11:30 Contemporary Service)

Marc came to the Cathedral in 2010, where he leads the 11:30 service. He is loving life in Boise and glad to be a part of our community, inside and outside the church building. When he’s not playing scales or pondering the genius of various rock’n’roll legends you might see him hanging out at one of our great local pubs or coffee houses, riding his bike, teaching some guitar lessons, gardening, or playing music around town with his friends.


Michelle Pedersen Associate Director of Music
(Children & Amity Campus Choir)

Before coming to the Cathedral in 2012, Michelle was the choral director at Howard St. Charter School in Salem, OR. She was also the Director of Christian Education and Choral Music at First Congregational Church of Salem, United Church of Christ. Ms. Pedersen has a degree in both Vocal Performance and Music Education from Oregon State University, where she has been a featured soloist, not only in Oregon, but also in Costa Rica, China, Canada, and Taiwan.

Laura Thomson Music Ministry Coordinator



David Young Cathedral Organist

Before coming to the Cathedral, David was organist at All Saints Episcopal Church in Boise, and also previously served as Organ Scholar at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City.  David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organ Performance & Pedagogy from Brigham Young University. He practices law with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office as a Deputy Attorney General.  He is a member of the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  David and his wife, Adria Belnap, live in Boise and stay active with their three children.