Worship and Vocal Faculty - 2013
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Author, teacher and worship leader, Vivien Hibbert was born in New Zealand and immigrated to the U.S. and served in full-time pastoral and/or music ministry until 1997. Vivien is a co-founder and president of The Worship Arts Conservatory, an online school designed to equip worship and art ministries to use their gifting in the area or worship. Vivien was privileged to take part in the Promise Keepers Worship Summit where she was involved in developing a strategy for establishing worship internationally with the goal of unifying diverse cultures. She is a regular faculty member of several worship conferences in the United States and overseas. Vivien has produced several music projects over the years and has authored several books including a devotional book entitled Praise Him and Prophetic Worship which continues to be an excellent and insightful resource for worship teaching and revelation for the Body of Christ. Vivien and her family reside in Sandy, Utah and attend The Fellowship, a non-denominational Spirit-filled Church.
Pastor Cory Ratliff serves as the Assistant Liaison to Harry Stackhouse, senior Pastor of the Sign of the Dove ministries. He has ministered globally from the pulpit as well as the classroom teaching the mysteries of God to young and mature Christians. He has a strong passion for young people to see them grow into the fullness of Christ. He has extensive experience in conducting choirs and coaching soloist. He has been a speaker at many workshops and conferences on worship. Pastor Cory is also a choreographer and stage director. He has produced several original productions for the church that encourage the body of Christ. He is also noted as a lyricist, composer and recording artist in praise and worship with two CD’s to his credit entitled “Let Your Glory Return to this Temple” and newly released “Fruit of My Lips”.
LeAnzar Stockley LeAnzar serves nationally and internationally as spirit-filled worship consultant, worship leader, and workshop clinician. Pastor LeAnzar holds an Associate’s of Worship Arts from the Worship Conservatory, a Degree in Psychology & Christian Counseling along with an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Counseling and a Masters in Human Services Executive Leadership. He is a published author and the Department Head of the Worship & Vocal Track for the Karitos Worship & Arts Conference.
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Jon Jones is an experienced worship leader, psalmist, publisher and writer, entrepreneur and networking visionary. He has trained choirs, worship teams and individuals vocally for over 15 years. Jon a.k.a. J2 specializing in teaching and directing worship/church bands. Jon He is the Founder and Director of Atmosphere of Heaven (AOH) which is not only a team of arts leaders (vocalist, writers, dancers, spoken word artists, etc.) but everyone who believes that they are created, called & uniquely gifted to reproduce the Atmosphere of Heaven on earth! In 2012, Jon Jones released his CD project entitled Atmosphere of Heaven Vol. 1.
After his mother sat him on an organ bench at the age of 2 years old and began teaching him the notes of the keyboard James "Jay" English has spent the next 30 years of his life allowing himself to be surrounded by ministers and musicians who have not only poured into him, but have also held him accountable for understanding not just the importance of music but also it's role in creating an atmosphere of worship. Known for his transparency, sense of humor, and head-on approach to life, he uses his personal victories and defeats to encourage all those he comes in contact with to find their place in the kingdom, fully utilize their skills and passion, and understand that there is no distance too far for God's redeeming power to travel. James is engaged to Sonia Ramos, serves as the minister of music at Jesus Name Apostolic Church in Waukegan IL, and is the founder of FHG Studios who's motto is "Our Gifts For His Glory."
Sharon Harper is a worship leader from Charleston, SC. She grew up singing in choirs, school choral groups, and “family bands.” Later, she began leading worship and then became a singer-songwriter and recorded two albums. Over the years she has also taught guitar lessons, primarily as an opportunity to mentor others, especially worship leaders.
Sharon has helped to start and establish many worship teams in the Charleston area over the last 30 years and has taught at many retreats and conferences. Every summer, you can find her ‘giving out and soaking in’ at the Karitos conference in Chicago. “I love the Karitos family... wouldn’t miss it for anything.” For 3 years Sharon directed a worship arts school (the School of the Levites) that incorporated music, dance and visual arts. For the last 6 years she has lead worship at St. John’s Parish Church on John’s Island. “I love to worship; I love to help lead people into God’s presence; I love the different expressions of worship that the arts give to us, expressions from the heart of God - to know Him and to make Him known.”
Charl'z Kay is an ordained minister. He specializes in vocal performance, theater, and mime. Desiring to see other Christian artists hone their craft properly, Charlz has turned his skills and expertise outward as a vocal and theater coach.