This 2-day worship conference is designed for all worship leaders, worship pastors, musicians and vocalists to encourage and equip them for deeper, more integrated church worship. This two day event in NYC will host an array of dynamic speakers and worship leaders. Throughout the two days there will be main and break out sessions, a worship night on Thursday and plenty of opportunities to network with other worship leaders and worship pastors from around the country. Conference topics include: character & competency, song writing, biblical and prophetic worship, modern liturgical worship, women in worship and buiding and coaching worship teams. Come join us and bring your church worship team for this great two day training event! Group discounts available for 4 or more of your team! Lunch is included both days!
Aaron Keyes and his wife Megan are the delighted parents of four sons (Cooper, Judah, Nyle and Linen). For the last 18 years, the Keyes family has been rooted in Grace Fellowship Church, where Aaron still serves as a worship pastor. Aaron and his band travel nationally & internationally, leading worship and training leaders. In 2008, the Keyes launched their worship school, now called 10,000 Fathers. Since then, many worship leaders from around the world have come through their home, gone through their training, and become part of their broader family. Aaron's heart through 10,000 Fathers is to help the next generation of worship leaders (who lead songs) to become more Biblically empowered worship pastors (who lead people). Aaron has recorded five albums, the most recent being a two-part project with his band called, “Through it All.” 10,000 Fathers has released multiple albums, commemorating our 10-year anniversary with the fantastic live album, “Just Like That.”
David Walker and his wife Lauren have lived in Lawrenceville GA for four years with their four children, Levi, Zoe, Milo & Edith. They serve within a nonprofit ministry called 10,000 Fathers, existing to equip and disciple church and worship leaders across the world. David is also the Worship Arts Pastor at Grace Snellville and has been leading and equipping people in worship for the last 16 years both itinerantly and within the Local Church. He loves writing and producing music, laughing, telling stories, drinking coffee, eating ice-cream late at night, and a good motorcycle excursion.
Vinnie Zarletti is Associate Professor and Director of the School of Worship Arts at North Central University (NCU) in Minneapolis, MN. He also serves as the Creative Arts Pastor at New Life Church in Princeton, MN. Vinnie has been working in full time worship ministry for over 15 years, serving in the local church as well as in higher education. He is committed to telling God's story in worship and training future worship leaders to do the same. Vinnie's most recent work is related to diversity in worship, convergence worship, modern liturgical music and the use of Psalms in contemporary worship. Vinnie is married to his high school sweetheart Justine, and they have three amazing kids (little Vinnie, a.k.a. "Deuce," Sofie, and Santino).
Beth Markham hails from Los Angeles, CA and Ft. Worth TX – but over two decades in NYC have converted her into 100% New Yorker. Beth trained as an opera singer and enjoyed a career in musical theatre before surrendering to God’s call to an audience of One, serving as Director of Worship Arts at Trinity Baptist Church in Manhattan since 2006. Most recently Beth joined the staff of Hope Church East Queens as Associate Pastor, where she enjoys preaching, writing liturgy, overseeing community growth, and shepherding the worship community. Beth earned her BA from Pepperdine University, completed Master of Music studies in Musical Theatre at Oklahoma City University, and received her Master of Worship Studies from The Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies (IWS). She, husband Roy, and daughter Jaclyn are passionate about food, road trips, and rollercoasters...with a sprinkling of NASCAR (Roy), Animation (Jaclyn), and Figure Skating (Beth – who has still not recovered from the night Michelle Kwan fell in SLC).
Cathy Bruce is the full time Worship Pastor at Hope Midtown Church, which is part of the network of Hope Church NYC, where she also serves on the team of Hope Central pastors. Prior to serving as the Worship Pastor at Hope Midtown, Cathy was on staff at the Journey Church NYC as a campus teaching pastor, and at Trinity Baptist Church as an interim worship director. In addition to full-time church ministry (both in NYC and Georgia) over the last 25 years, Cathy has a diverse background, having performed on the Broadway stage, worked as a professional canine behavior consultant, and owned a business. She is a graduate of 10,000 Fathers Worship School in Atlanta, holds a BFA in Music/Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri and currently finishing a Master of Divinity at Northern Theological Seminary.Cathy lives in midtown Manhattan with her husband, son, cat and two dogs!
DeMone Seraphin is a highly sought after preacher and teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ, Pastoral Fellow at Hope Church Midtown and a serious worshiper. D (as he is affectionately called) has been afforded the opportunities of being educated at The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Union Theological Seminary, Chicago Theological Seminary, and Howard University's School of Divinity and has been mentored by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. of Trinity UCC in Chicago, Rev. Dr. Ray Allen Berryhill of Resurrected Life Church in Chicago and Bishop Shane T. Gaskins of Jesus Saves Ministries in Connecticut. DeMone has been blessed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ from Chicago to Africa and all places in between and has witnessed the transformative power of God's word in every setting. DeMone has served as senior pastor of Artists For Christ Ministries and The Family of Faith Full Life Center in New York, Nazareth Community Church in Chicago and interim pastor of The International Bible Church in Germany. DeMone is also an award-winning actor, singer and director having appeared in 4 Broadway shows, on T.V. and in film with many notable performers like Jennifer Hudson, Clifton Davis, Oprah Winfrey, Stephanie Mills, Cleo Lane, and Martin Short to name a few and is a member of the Tony Award winning Broadway Inspirational Voices. DeMone is happily married to the amazingly beautiful and powerfully anointed Monet Butler Lewis and they are the proud parents of Genesis and Caleb.