conference teachers & guests
Worship Leader, Songwriter, Author, Teacher
A three-time Dove Award winner, Paul Baloche is best known for penning contemporary hymns like “Above All,” “Open the Eyes of My Heart” and “Hosanna” that are sung by millions of worshipers around the world. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns and Matt Redman and are featured on 14 of his own albums. Paul has also facilitated worship workshops around the world, created teaching DVDs designed for worship leaders and musicians, and authored two books.
Founder & Director, Joysongs
Pastor Donnie founded Joysongs in 2002 with the aim of educating, equipping and empowering local churches to unleash the power of worship. Joysongs is currently reaching and training thousands worldwide through weekly videos, annual conferences, worship nights, training and consulting. Donnie's commitment to excellence in every aspect of worship - music, vocals, sound and media - is displayed in his 20+ years as worship pastor at Abundant Life Whippany. He has traveled throughout the U.S. and internationally teaching and equipping churches in the area of worship.
Sound Technician, Worship MD
Doug has been a veteran of the Pro Audio and Music Technology Industry for nearly 30 years, with management roles at Shure, Tascam and E-Mu Systems. He has also served as a worship leader, musician and sound and media technician at various churches throughout his career. Over the last twelve years, Doug has been an effective presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, utilizing his experience to consult and teach others.
Joy has been a member of Abundant Life Whippany’s creative arts department for over seven years. For the last six years she has been the chief video producer for Joysongs, Abundant Life Whippany, and the many ministries associated with them. Her videos have inspired past Joysongs attendees to take another look at their media department, and work toward raising the bar of excellence and creativity in video production. Joy has also done video production, photography, graphic design and consulting for churches, Christian organizations, businesses and private events.
Creative Director, Abundant Life Whippany
Sheri is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She has taught voice privately for over 35 years. She has been a worship leader and music director in various local churches since 1986. She was the director of Good News Productions, an evangelistic outreach involving singing, drama, dance and original musicals for 13 years. She writes for Worship Musician! Magazine and tours the country with her husband teaching and equipping the Body of Christ for music ministry.
Josh is the owner of Visualize LED, which helps churches all over the country re-create their worship venues utilizing various types of LED technology. With a BA in Music and Bible, Josh has also been a worship leader for almost 20 years in a variety of church cultures. He is passionate about the church and seeing the Gospel presented in relevant ways.
Owner, Visualize LED