MEET THE MUSIC TEAM
These musicians, songwriters, worship leaders, and producers are dedicated to connecting with each student to provide enhanced technical instruction and expanded knowledge to build their musical skills. Each guest will leave uniquely equipped to convey to their world the hope, love, truth, and passion of Christ!
MUSICIAN/VOCALIST/PRODUCER @ STEREO CREATURE
Jeremy is a multi-instrumentalist producer, recording artist, and vocalist. From touring, to recording and producing countless records for various artists, to leading worship for the last 10 years, to mentoring high schoolers in music production, Jeremy is passionate about authenticity and helping artists to find their calling. He currently produces and mixes records as Stereo Creature.
CREATIVE ARTS ADMINISTRATOR
Michael Bahn is the Executive Pastor of Creative Arts & Administration at River Valley Church in Grants Pass, OR. As a worship artist and songwriter, he records and releases his music, actively teaches on worship leadership and songwriting through conferences and seminars worldwide, serves as a staff writer and worship leader mentor for Worship Leader Magazine, and soon will join the faculty to teach Worship Leadership for Pacific Bible College in Medford, Oregon.
Sam has been leading worship at church in Southern Oregon for ten years. For six of those years, he served as the worship pastor at Heritage Christian Fellowship in Medford, Oregon. His last three years have been spent in Grants Pass as the church-planting pastor of Philippi. Sam has a specific passion for drawing the attention and adoration of the church upward to the preeminence and glory of Christ above all. He sees the role of worship leader as the primary calling of any pastor, regardless of their title.
Demian Norvell is a multi-instrumentalist whose 30 years of audio production experience includes recording, mixing, and musician credits on over 70 album releases and countless singles as well as video and audiobook post-production. His interest in electronic music led to early adoption of “in-the-box” computer-based composition, recording, mixing, and mastering techniques. Demian currently oversees the A/V creative team at Trail Christian Fellowship and lives with his family in the beautiful Upper Rogue.
Joshua is an accomplished professional guitarist, instructor & performer. He has studied with Ted Greene, published jazz guitarist. He also did session work and gave private instruction in Los Angeles. Joshua was the Music Director & Worship Leader for Vineyard Church in West Los Angeles. He teaches several styles of music as well as theory & fretboard familiarity.
MEGAN SKUDSTAD BAKER
Megan Baker has been involved in worship music for the last 20+ years. Having grown up in a musical family, singing has been a part of the everyday since Megan was a kid. She has sung backing and lead vocals at various churches and has also sung lead vocals for several local bands with music styles ranging from funk/soul to country/folk. Worship will always have the highest priority for her because it is an integral part of her testimony. She is passionate about the knowledge, authenticity, and presence necessary to lead worship well.
As a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and student of liturgical music and history, Asa brings a contemporary view to the historical practices of music in the Church. A recent graduate of Hillsdale College, he studied Politics and Music, though his interests extend into many art forms and mediums. He also is passionate about music theory and deepening our appreciation of the truth, goodness, and beauty of all art. Conference participants wanting to deepen their understanding of the Church's rich musical heritage and more thoroughly understand the fundamentals of music will have an opportunity to do so through Asa's breakout sessions.
A Southern Oregon native, Meridith has lived and done music all around the world, including in Thailand and South Korea. She holds a BA in Music from Simpson University and a MA in Media and Worship Arts from Dallas Theological Seminary. Meridith enjoys creating worship environments that foster connection with Christ as well as a strong foundation in solid theology.