As a worship leader, it is my responsibility to proclaim the presence of the Lord to the congregation. How can I do this if I am not seeking to be aware of Him myself as well? It is a tremendous calling, and one that I do not take lightly, although I still like to have fun with the team.
I am qualified musically and professionally, but in reality, I believe that worship is about so much more than simply being "qualified". I have seen beautiful, passionate spirit filled worship coming from absolute beginning musicians, plinking and plunking along with almost no ability to play - Nothing but a heart of worship - and God used it to change lives and transform hearts! And I have seen the very best musicians you can imagine playing the most technical, clever tunes fresh off the radio charts achieve worship that rose no higher than the ceiling because their hearts were focused on the music, rather than its (and their) Creator.
And so it is my goal as the shepherd of the small flock assigned to me as the worship team of my church to see that they not only achieve great success musically, but spiritually as well. We are a family and as we grow together and minister to one another, we achieve worship that is honest and pure - passionate and true; Filled with life, love and hope that can only be found in and through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I am familiar and proficient with analog and digital soundboards, most lighting rigs and controls, Ableton Live software, Easy Worship Presentation software, and Planning Center Online software.
I can and do use click tracks when appropriate and available, and try to lead using "positive reinforcement" methods. I've found that if you encourage the good, the bad takes care of itself. I can recruit, train and equip others in a way that is healthy both for them, and the body they serve.
I have a much more current repertoire than what is available to listen to or watch on this resume, but don't have recordings of it, but I'm happy to audition using any of the newer material that I have, (Hillsong, Paul Baloche, Bellarive, Tomlin, Crowder, Jeremy Riddle, and many more).