Press Release

HLGU's Praise Song Announces 2014-15 Team

Monday, July 7, 2014
by Rebecca Sneed

The Hannibal-LaGrange University ministry team Praise Song announced its 2014-15 ensemble. Team members are as follows:




Abby Brown

Spring, TX


Clara Stewart

Hannibal, MO


Roane Dalo

Kinshasa, Congo


Selina Yamout

Tyre, Lebanon


Alisha Ramsey

Mountainburg, AR


Rebecca Purba

Bogor, Indonesia


Josh Hettich

Waynesville, MO

Secondary Education

Silas Acuff

Columbia, MO

Exercise Science

Jordan Johnston

Hillsboro, MO


Edwin Aquino

Santo Domingo, DR


Shaun Lomelino

Springfield, IL

Media Communication

Dalen Schmoll

House Springs, MO


Praise Song, is an upbeat vocal and instrumental ensemble that travels throughout the Midwest several weekends a month. Ministering through song and testimony, they perform for worship services, conferences, banquets and youth rallies. Their program includes praise and worship music and traditional hymns and hits from the contemporary Christian music charts. Audition in spring for the following year is required.

"The upcoming year is very promising for the 2014-2015 Praise Song team and membership is once again spanning the globe," stated Merle Harmon, Praise Song director. "The team's focus verse this year will be, 'For a man's ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all his paths,' (Proverbs 6:21 NIV). Our goal is to be servants that are approachable, genuine, and excellent in all we do. The talent this year is vast and the calling on each student is apparent. Wherever God takes us this year is sure to be educational, humbling, and a great adventure."

To learn more about Praise Song, or to book them for an event, contact Harmon at 573-629-3270, or via email at merle.harmon.ii@hlg.edu.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations