Before joining the World Library Publications staff as Editorial Director in June of 1999, Mary Beth Kunde-Anderson served the Archdiocese of Chicago as Director of Liturgical Music for the Office for Divine Worship. The most important work Mary Beth did with the Office for Divine Worship was providing opportunities for parish music ministers to grow in musical and liturgical knowledge and skill. Mary Beth also ran the Miami Music office for eight years and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Mary Beth has also served on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the Steering Committee of the Association of Diocesan Directors of Music.
Mary Beth has a Master of Music in choral conducting, and a Bachelor of Music Education.
Mary Beth has written for many professional journals and is the author of "Handbook of Church Music for Weddings" published by Liturgy Training Publications (LTP) of Chicago.