DEAN OF ACADEMY
Teacher// TIM MANIGAULT
Tim Manigault is a rising voice among today’s leading worship architects and strategists. With a strong passion to see worship and its leaders transcend the four walls of church and the high walls of isolationism within the church, Tim speaks to the body of Christ calling it to a song and rhythm that reflects one body, one Lord and one cause.
While attending Oral Roberts University Tim became a Campus Worship Leader. He went on from there to serve as Worship Pastor at World Healing Center Church-Benny Hinn Ministries in Southern California where he now resides with his beautiful wife Brandie, two daughters Sydney & Kristina, and son Samuel. He currently serves as Executive Pastor of Worship Experiences & Communication at Centerpoint Church where he is excited to help pastor the congregation in the disciplines and joys of worship. With an increasing desire to understand and equip leaders, Tim recently finished his Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership
Dean// Rick Muchow
Rick believes that leading worship is first a calling and then a skill to be developed. He is excited for the opportunity to share his 30 years of worship leading experience with the Worship Academy. His coaching is practical and transferable. He believes that while every church is unique, there are principles that will bring success in every environment. He know how to build teams, lead congregations in worship and produce events in churches of all sizes and shapes ranging from very small to over 45,000 people in stadium events. He understands most of the challenges worship leaders face navigating the waters of worship ministry.
Grammy-nominated, acclaimed by the Boston Globe as an expert player, and the New Jersey Star Ledger for her wonderful technique and creamy sound, native Houstonian Courtenay Vandiver Pereira, cello, is a founding member of the self-conducted chamber orchestra A Far Cry.
Internationally recognized with over 400 performances across the globe, the ensemble, according to the New York Times brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied. Their latest album Dreams and Prayers features the music of Golijov and Grammy winning, Klezmatics clarinetist, David Krakauer. A passionate chamber musician, Ms. Vandiver Pereira has performed with the St. Petersburg, Borromeo, and Jupiter String Quartets, as well as Donald Weilerstein, Roger Tapping, Ronald Leonard, and Natasha Brofsky. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Yellow Barn, Sarasota, Schleswig-Holstein, Leipzig BachFest, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar.
She has played with the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Mercury, and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. In addition, she played for Billy Graham's My Hope Campaign that was televised before millions across the United States and Canada. Her music can be heard regularly on iTunes, iHeart Radio, and Spotify.
With a true heart for passionate worship, Courtenay moves between both psalmist and minstrel roles. She has personally been invited by Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda, Patricia King, Michael and Jessica Koulianos, Bishop Joseph Garlington, and Keith Miller to serve in their meetings. Courtenay carries a Breaker anointing and often times healing, deliverances,and miracles occur as she ministers the love of Jesus through sound. Her heart is to release the glory of The Lord and bring heaven to earth. In addition, she enjoys writing worship songs and singing.
Dedicated to education, in 2010 Ms. Vandiver Pereira was Assistant Orchestra Director at both Austin High and Sartartia Middle Schools in Sugar Land, TX where the latter was awarded Texas State Honor Orchestra. Versatile as an artist, she has rocked for Jethro Tull, Eurythmics' frontman Dave Stewart, and Peter Gabriel. She also plays in a grunge cello band, Samurai String Squad. Ms. Vandiver Pereira earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at New England Conservatory with Academic and Artistic Distinction under the guidance of Laurence Lesser and Paul Katz. She is a recipient of The Yellow Rose of Texas. Presented by former Governor Ann Richards, the award is given only through the Office of the Governor and recognizes women for their significant and outstanding contributions to the State of Texas.
Lauren is a 27 year old worship leader who currently resides in the Temecula Valley. She has helped to shape the worship culture at Centerpoint Church, currently writes for Her Roar, and also helps to create and publish social media content for her church as well as Healing Voice Ministries. Her heart for honesty, wholeness and redemption are a few of the things that drive her passion for writing, singing and creating content that inspires on social media. When she's not doing any of those things she enjoys hiking and trying different cultural foods. She hopes to one day travel the world and share her heart and passion for redemption and wholeness with women who've given up. You can follow her Journey to Whole on Instagram.
TEACHER// ANDREW MURRGUIA
Andrew's journey in worship ministry started in 7th grade. In his second year of learning to play guitar, he an his friend got in trouble in the church. It was suggested they be put onto the youth worship team as punishmentÂ. Little did Andrew know that was the beginning of an adventure. The Lord was going to be taking him on for the rest of his life. Ever since then, playing guitar and worship has always been his tool to creating a pathway to where God was leading him. Today that has led him and his wife Leah to make Centerpoint Church in Murrieta their home where he serves on staff as Centerpointâ€™s Music Director.
You can follow him on Snapchat & Instagram: toxicmonkey91
Deans// Julianna & TYSON MORLET
Tyson and Julianna Morlet lead the Creative Team of Shoreline Church in Austin, TX. Their heart for walking alongside worship leaders started in their local church and has leaked out into the global Church. Together, they are raising up 100+ volunteers for the purpose of equipping and resourcing the local church. You can read more about their journey at juliannamorlet.com or their ministry at shorelinemusic.band.
Dean// DonOvan Smith
Donavan Smith is the Senior Music Director at Rancho Community Church in Temecula California, as well as the Musical Director for “Jesus Image” based in Orlando, Florida. He has been a musician/worshiper since the age of 5. His life’s mission is to pastor and develop instrumentalists, by connecting their hearts to a life of worship unto God. He currently serves churches all over the nation as a Production Consultant, Keyboardists, Musical Director, Music Producer, and Composer. Donavan joined his local churches worship team at the age of 13. He continued to participate in his church’s worship experiences throughout High School and into College.
During his College years at Hope International University, he studied theology and music composition while also being actively involved in the "Generate" movement at Crossroads Christian Church, in Corona, CA. In 2010, Generate became one of the largest young adult corporate worship gatherings in Southern California. His training at Crossroads consisted of leadership development, learning how to build worship teams, high quality music production, and cohesive worship set planning.
He currently resides in Murrieta, CA and spends his time adoring his lovely wife Cassandra, and playing police officer with his two little boys, Caleb and Iann. You can follow Donavan on Instagram: @donavanjsmith
Derek Johnson is a singer-songwriter who has a heart to see people experience the power and extravagant love of God through music that carries God’s presence and anointing. He led worship at Bethel Church in Redding, CA for 5 years before relocating to the Sacramento area with the Jesus Culture team. He believes strongly in serving the local church and is a worship leader at Jesus Culture Sacramento. His heart is to see people transformed by encounters with the raw and pure love of Jesus. Derek’s solo album, “Real Love” was released in 2015 and charted to number 1 on the Christian iTunes charts. He is featured on the latest Jesus Culture album, “Let it Echo”.
Teacher// Crystal-Lee Howley
Crystal-Lee is a wife, mom to two boys and freelance makeup artist. Her passion and focus has always been in music. She studied Vocal Performance at Azusa Pacific University. Looking for a way to use her talent ministry, she joined a worship team in 2011 and refocused in a more contemporary style. In 2012, she and her husband Brian moved to Arkansas to work for New Life Church where she was blessed to join in their worship leadership and learn amazing tools for implementing safe singing practices, a joyful and physically encouraging style of worship, and freedom to let the Holy Spirit move. She now has a heart to help other singers keep their voices healthy and gain confidence as humble leaders who usher our brothers and sisters into a time with God.
Charlie Lane BIO Charlie Lane is a songwriter and worship leader in Sunny Southern California. A prolific team builder and multi-site strategist, Charlie relished every opportunity he gets to talk shop with the next generation of creative leaders rising up within churches all across America. With a high value placed on excellence, he pushes every team heâ€™s a part of to leave nothin on the field in their attempt to create the atmosphere where people can experience God in a real and fresh way. A product of the midwest, Charlie is an avid sports fan and advocate for all things Orphan Care. Before transitioning to So Cal to lead the Creative Department at Cornerstone Community Church, Charlie served on the team at River Valley, a large multi-site church in Minnesota. Charlie and his wife, Becky enjoy a full and robust life. Their ever-evolving family pictures showcase a dedication to pursue Real Religion as best described in James 1:27. To keep tabs on him, be sure to follow @charlie_lane on Instagram and Twitter.
Teacher// Marcy Rossi
Marcy is an all-around-creative type, and comes from a very creative family. At the early age of five, Marcy was taking drama and art courses at the local community college. Her childhood and teen years were spent exploring the great outdoors in Upstate New York, playing and learning music (in and out of the church), creating visual arts, crafting, play writing & stage design, dance and writing. Needless to say, she now loves to dabble in all things creative. Marcy has a passion to see people free and fully living their lives for Christ. Her own faith journey has been a long road of healing as she has overcome childhood sexual abuse, rejection, depression and legalistic religion. She loves to see the transformation prayer and truth can have on a person's life. Marcy also loves to paint in the prophetic. She believes that God can use her and her art to touch and heal the world around her. She holds a degree in Music Business and is finishing a degree in Worship Arts.
Dean// Aeron Brown
Aeron Brown, Painter, Worship Pastor at New Creation Church, Banning CA, Recording Artist, Owner of The Threshold Art Gallery, Redlands CA.
Mixed media painter, working on canvas and wood with Acrylic and collage.
I love the journey of Creating with God as my Father, It's one of life's greatest passions. I love sharing the heart of the Father to the world, I have found nothing more beautiful for my life to offer the world. -Aeron Brown
Art that invokes the deepest part of a human being's spirit, art that can make a grown man cry, make a woman labor in thought and cause a child to pause in curious reflection has always been a compelling force in Aeron's life. Seeing through multi-colored lenses, everything becomes a source of inspiration and a form of raw creativity. Waiting, longing, groaning to be painted. It can be as simple as an outlined figure or as complex as precariously placed scripture, phrases or magazine clippings across a canvas to convey a message. Art is what inspires the soul and gives wings to the caged bird. This is just a small way to describe the art that issues forth from a man who creates out of the seasons of his life.
PRODUCTION & MEDIA
Dennis has been with North Coast Church in Vista, California since 1995 currently overseeing the Communications, Graphics, Web, IT, Creative Video and Weekend Production Teams. He loves to share with and train other churches in hopes they don't make the same mistakes he did. Find him on Instagram.
Mack Brock has been a worship leader for over 15 years and landed three songs in the Top 50 of the CCLI Chart, co-writing “O Come To The Altar,” “Resurrecting,” “Here As In Heaven,” and “Do It Again” – all songs which have had a significant impact on the church worldwide. “O Come To The Altar” was a multi-week Top 5 hit at both Billboard AC Monitored and National Christian Audience charts. Mack Brock’s greatest passion is to lead people into a heightened awareness of the presence of God and to see individuals experience the breakthrough God has for them through worship.
Brock, who has led thousands in worship in arenas and auditoriums all across the United States, resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children.
Teacher// Jesi Broussard
Jesi is a worship leader. She is both a teacher and student at heart. Jesi is passionate about mentoring worship leaders who struggle with insecurities and jealousy. She believes that she will see many worship leaders rise up above their insecurities and lead in powerful ways.
Jesi is the Worship Director at Temecula Christian Fellowship as well as Infuse Services, which are hosted by Healing Voice Ministries. She also serves as a Senior Worship Leader and Worship Arts Administrative Assistant at Rancho Community Church.
She grew up singing in church as a kid in South Louisiana. She learned guitar at around 13 years old. She started to lead worship shortly after. Throughout high school and college she studied and competed in various types of art and dance. She loves Cajun food, hanging out with her daughter, and hopes to travel far and wide! She lives in Temecula, California.
A graduate of Vanguard University, Aaron currently serves as the worship and creative arts pastor at the Bridge Church in Murrieta, CA. He is a native Southern Californian, husband to Adrienne, and dad to Sydney the dog. He is proud to be considered a "Star Wars nerd" and is a die-hard Raiders, Dodgers, and Lakers fan. Over the past 20 years, Aaron has had the privilege of leading worship for various conferences, conventions, camps, and churches all over the world. He is passionate about connecting people with Jesus through music and developing teams and individuals as worship leaders. Feel free to follow Aaron at @aaronthecraniak on Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat!
Teacher// Brian Howley
Brian is the resident production wiz at Centerpoint Church Murrieta, lover of his family and coffee. Like, lots of coffee.
Brian started his career as a teenager learning sound volunteering at his church. 15 years later, that serving position has become a passion for ministering congregations through technology. His goal is to set the atmosphere for people to encounter God be through a well-mixed band, an artistic stage set, and eye-catching lights. You can follow him on Instagram & Twitter to keep up with Centerpoint's latest production adventures!