A LEGACY OF MUSIC
I’ve had the wonderful privilege to work with many churches, learn from many worship leaders and lead in several countries. Here are a few of the things I’ve been able to do.
01. LEAD WORSHIP.
DESERT VINEYARD, Lancaster, Ca. Brent Rue was the senior pastor when I was a worship leader there. A few years later I was able to serve under the current pastor, David Parker. During this season, I traveled with Brent Rue leading worship in Europe and for youth conferences featuring John Wimber.
VINEYARD BOISE, Boise Id. I was able to help with this church when it was just a year old. I served under pastor Tri Robinson, the founder of the Vineyard Boise. I also worked with Ian Townend in his recording studio “Off the Vine Productions”. I was trained in sound, and studio recording techniques as well.
VINEYARD NORTH PHOENIX, Phoenix, Az. Marty Kaiser was the worship leader when I was leading at this church. Brian Anderson, the founding pastor (and still the lead pastor) is whom I served under. It was during this season that I was given a team to lead and also oversaw the worship for our special prayer events. I had the opportunity to travel to Australia to lead for conferences there. I was also trained in video and lighting production.
VINEYARD CHRISTIAN CHURCH Florence, Ky. I took on a full-time worship pastor position in 2003. I served under Barry Long, the senior pastor and now also Marc Ladouceur, the current lead pastor. My role included not only leading worship, but also, training, developing teams for sound and presentation, and graphic/web design.
ENCOUNTER VINEYARD, Newport, Ky. This is where I ventured with my husband planting a church in a nearby community of Cincinnati. The church is small but very much serving and loving God. I learned a great deal about church planting and more about stage lighting, and sound reinforcement.
02.PUBLISHED SONG WRITER.
I love poetry and songwriting. I’ve written many songs over the years and some have been published by Vineyard Music or Vinetree Publishing. I’ve also used my songs at the various churches where I’ve served. Some of my published songs include:
My Great Redeemer: CCLI #2318857
The Angels Sing: CCLI# 928961
How wonderful it’s been for me to have so many people pour into my life over the years. I understand that I won’t be around forever, but knowledge shared is a legacy we can leave behind. In anything I do, I like to be working with a team or individual to share the experiences. I have a passion and strong desire to train artists in leading worship, playing instruments, singing, lighting, and sound. There’s no greater joy than when I can release someone else into the ministry that I’ve taught them. What a thrill!
In every one of the churches where I’ve served, creativity was a must. I learned the value of design in college and took my photography and art skills to the church. Each Vineyard has a different flavor and each one had people to work with me to teach me their values. I was then able to combine that knowledge and create a cohesive experience for the Vineyard in Florence. I would bring together stage lighting, backgrounds, interactive elements and video presentations to engage people in our experiences.
05. GRAPHIC DESIGN.
With so many people on mobile devices and computers, having a great brand is vital to a church. It helps people connect when they’re not in the building. I’ve been able to use my skills as a graphic and web designer to help churches create a beautiful look and feel to their web page and print material. The web site is often the first thing a potential member will see so I want it to reflect the feel and values of the church
06. SOUND REINFORCEMENT.
Prior to serving in the church, I learned the basics of sound from having been in several bands. Taking that to the churches, I was able to apply that knowledge and learn new skills from other trained technicians. I’ve had several years experience working closely with both live and studio sound; from purchasing to installing, I can put an entire system together and make things sound great.