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Eric Graef

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My name is Eric and my identity is found in Jesus Christ alone. He has blessed me with an amazing wife and three children. I'm a native of Florida but have been serving in California since 2013 as Director of Worship at First CRC, Ripon.  While I love music and songwriting, my education is in theology. I'm also currently working on my certification as a Biblical Counselor and pray that God will continue to use me however he sees fit to build up his church.

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A Modern Hymn for a Timeless Reformation

I pray you enjoy this song I wrote for the Reformation and that you celebrate well this October. More importantly, I hope that you treasure (and lead others to treasure) the beauty of Christ and what he has done for us. 

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