Piano/Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Trumpet, Reason (Music Software), Writing and Arranging Music, Finale Notation Software, Adobe Photoshop, Sound, Lighting, Choral Directing, Orchestra Directing, Full Band, Web and Graphic Design.
Full time association with a Church that is God-centered, active and effective in both the community and worldwide. To lead people to the throne of God through worship and music. To recruit, teach and develop the gifts and talents of the church community.
Ordination January 2007
Licensed for the Gospel Ministry February 2005
Responsible, Achiever, Analytical, Self-Motivated, Focused, Intentional
Available upon request.
I became a Christian around the age of six. This was the same age that music gained significance in my life. At home, I started banging on the piano; and in the church, I was standing on the pews trying to conduct the singing congregation. From middle school through college, I was involved in the music program, playing in both the band and orchestra. It was not until after college that God pieced "my music" and "my faith" together for me.
I had a desire to serve God, but did not know how or where. So, I began teaching a fifth grade boys class at Lake Pointe Church. Shortly thereafter, the youth minister asked me to lead worship for the middle school students. To this day I have no idea why I said yes (aside from the God factor). I had never sung in front of anyone, and being a worship leader was not even on my radar. But God took my willingness to serve and developed in me His calling on my life. I began to understand the crafting of God's hand and how it is interwoven throughout our lives, even from birth. Music was not just a passion; it was a part of me by His grand design. Since then, I have been active in leading worship in either a part or full time position.
Jun 2008 - Present
Worship Leader as Needed
Lead worship at the Town East campus as needed for a congregation of about 900.
Jun 2004 - Apr 2008
Worship and Creative Arts Pastor
Lead worship for the two Sunday morning worship gatherings for a congregation of 400-600
Coordinate with the Senior Pastor and other staff members to plan and produce services for Sunday and other special events
Set vision and direction for the Worship and Creative Arts Ministry in accordance with the vision of the church
Oversee yearly budget for the Worship and Creative Arts Ministry
Supervise purchase and installation of a $90,000 video and sound system
Recruit talented musicians and vocalists
Develop, delegate and oversee leaders in the Worship and Creative Arts Ministry (Choir, Band, Orchestra, Media, Drama)
Arrange and chart music for the band and vocalists
Work with the choir director to prepare the choir for worship and special events
Organize and conduct orchestra and choir for Christmas and special events
Design graphics for worship and events
Create videos to accompany worship songs and messages
Design and maintain weekly worship guide
Write worship songs for the congregation
Feb 1998 - Feb 2005
Middle School Worship Leader
Lead worship (part-time position) for the weekly gathering for 500-600 middle school students
Coordinate with the middle school pastor to theme weekly worship gathering
Recruit and train musicians and vocalists
Create graphics to accompany worship songs
Jan 1999 - Jun 2001
Lead Singer/Worship Leader
Five Stone Canvas, Worship Band
Lead worship for middle school, high school, and college students at camps, retreats, and various events
Design and maintain website for band
Recruit band members
Write worship songs