Drum Workshop | Ryan Dufoe
Workshop Summary | This workshop will give tools to help drummers and worship leaders communicate more effectively, as well as provide a vision of the drummer's hidden ability to deepen the musical impact of services by playing more directionally and dynamically.
Ryan Bio I I was born and raised in the St. Louis area, learning to love music and worship at my home church, and eventually serving as our drummer starting in 8th grade. After high school, I attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO, graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor's in Worship Ministry. Ozark's worship program is also where I met my gorgeous wife, Sharon. We got married in December of 2016 and are loving our life together. Six months after our wedding, I accepted the worship ministry position at Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, MO, and have been serving there ever since. Sharon and I enjoy traveling, drinking coffee, making music, reading, and watching Netflix.
Worship Leader's Utility Belt | Derek Bishop and Ricky Bowersock
Workshop Summary | The idea behind this workshop is to provide leaders and teams with a wide range of helpful, practical tools that will empower their worship ministry to be as effective and efficient as possible. This workshop will be co-led by Derek Bishop and Ricky Bowersock. There will be time for Q and A to make sure we tackled your biggest questions
Derek Bio I Derek was ordained into ministry in 2006 and has served churches in Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Indiana. Two of those were new church plants. He currently serves as the worship minister or Glendale Christian Church in Springfield, MO. Derek earned a Bachelor's in Music from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, and will soon complete his Masters in New Testament and Preaching from Johnson University of Knoxville, Tennessee. Derek is married to Julie, his high school sweetheart. They have four children. Most of their free time is spent hanging out as a family.
Ricky Bio I Music has always been a part of my life. I spent a lot of time singing growing up; whether it was in church, school choirs or own my own. I began leading worship when I was 16 and quickly realized that only my voice and a drummer makes for a pretty awful worship experience, so I picked up the guitar shortly thereafter. Fast-forward to today and I’ve been leading worship for 16 years and playing guitar for 15 of those years. I have been the Worship Pastor at Ovid Community Church for the last 7 years, having first started there as the Director of Student Ministries. When I wasn’t on the stage performing, I was behind it; working with a 501c3 concert promotions group putting on shows with some of the biggest artists and tours in the Christian music industry. I graduated high school and attended The Ohio State University in 2003, took 2004 off to find myself (AKA realize I wasn't built for manual labor), transferred to Anderson University in 2006 and crammed 4 years of education into 5 years, culminating in 2010 with Bachelors in Christian Ministry. When I’m not playing music: You can either find me at the coffee shop, hanging out with my wife, Ashley, and my daughter, Madalyn, watching college football or working on cars. I love sunsets at dawn, long walks on the beach and sarcasm. Most of all, I'm a life-long learner and love cultivating a passion for
music in those around me.
Keyboard Workshop | Sharon Dufoe
Workshop Summary | This workshop will help keyboardists consider their worship context and help them develop the skills to better support the team they serve in. Some of the concepts we will be talking about include: underplaying, overplaying, appropriate keyboard sounds, and keyboard dynamics.
Sharon Bio I Sharon was born in Waco, Texas (before it was cool). She grew up in a ministry family and has been serving in church ministry in some capacity for all of her life. More specifically, she has served in worship ministry for over 20 years. In 2012, she pursued a graphic design major at Missouri State University until she transferred to Ozark Christian College in 2014 and decided to pursue worship ministry instead. She graduated from Ozark in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry (Worship). While at Ozark, Sharon met her husband, Ryan Dufoe, and they were married in December of 2016. Sharon and Ryan now live in Rolla, MO where they serve at Greentree Christian Church. Sharon is the Graphic Designer and Ryan serves full-time as the Worship Minister. Sharon loves to travel with Ryan, hang out with her doggo, Jamie, and listen to the Stranger Things soundtrack while she works.
Technical Ministry Workshop | Michael Hester
Workshop Summary | My workshop will focus on the intersection of production and ministry, and the way that should inform our decision making when asking the questions like, “How can audio/video/lights help in our Sunday morning services?”
Michael Bio I Originally from Louisville, KY, I grew up in a Christ-loving home in which almost everybody had a distinct love and talent for music, which most of us have used for worship. I recently graduated from Ozark Christian College with a bachelor's degree in General Ministries. For the last two years, I’ve been working with the production department at Christ In Youth (CIY), having been on two Summer tours and about to go on my third tour with Believe. Today I am committed to serving the church through production to help lead the body of Christ in worship.
Acoustic Guitar Workshop | Matthew Frech
Workshop Summary |
-The Importance of Keys
What is your highest/lowest note? Where does the tessitura lie?
-The Importance of How A Capo Is Used
Example: No Longer Slaves
Key of E- Very different cup capo or open compared to capo 4 in C shape chords
One has the low-end sound you want, the other has no body to it
Being able to speak musically to the rest of the team, even if you aren’t the leader