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Saturday, October 21st, 2017
The Worship School is building a community of worshippers who are passionate about leading God’s people through music. With our unique conferences and classes, we provide access to some of the best teachers, speakers, artists, and creatives of this generation. Join us for this special one-day conference in New Bern, NC for the opportunity to worship with and hear from these amazing speakers. Bryan and Katie Torwalt Bryan and Katie Torwalt are worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to see lives changed through encounters with the presence of God. The songs they write are declarative anthems for the body of Christ that reflect their passion for freedom, healing, and the assurance that God’s goodness surrounds us in any circumstance. Mack Brock Mack Brock is a worship leader and producer who spent the last decade leading with Elevation Worship and building teams at Elevation Church. He is passionate about the local church and the role that worship plays in building community. He’s also passionate about his wife Meredith and his awesome two kids, Harvey & Cyrus. Jesse Reeves Father, musician, songwriter, church planter, and pastor. As a musician, Jesse spent 17 years leading worship, touring and playing bass guitar in the Chris Tomlin Band. As a songwriter, he has co-written several songs that are sung in the church around the world today including “How Great is Our God,” “Our God,” “I Will Rise,” “Indescribable,” “Lord, I Need You,” and more. As a church planter, Jesse and Janet have been a part of planting The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Tx and Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Ryan Williams Ryan Williams is the lead worship pastor at River Valley Church based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. River Valley is a church of 9,000 people with 8 US and 2 international campuses. Pastoring people, building teams, and writing songs are his passions. River Valley has released 4 worship albums and will release their 5th project “Million Lifetimes” (produced by Michael Fatkin of Hillsong Young and Free) in the fall. The songs of this local church are being sung around the world and are resourcing the body of Christ in a fresh way. Ryan has also written songs for other artists including Jesus Culture and Chris Quilala. He lives in Minneapolis with his beautiful wife Alli and their three amazing kids Norah, Cash, and Rock. Joshua Silverberg Joshua Silverberg is a producer/songwriter/artist from Long island NY who currently lives in Nashville, TN. Joshua has worked with many CMM and worship artists including: Jon Forman, Kari Jobe, Jordan Feliz, Jesus Culture, Passion, Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, Michael W Smith, Plumb, Sanctus real, and Urban Rescue. Joshua's worship songs include 'Miracles', 'Fierce', and "In the River", along with CCM radio hits 'The River' (Jordan Feliz), 'ExHALE' (plumb), "Live With Abandon" (Newsboys). Joshua has also written/produced over 40 TV placements including, Commercials/promos/trailer and tv show spots. Brian Ortize Brian Ortize founded 'The Worship School' in 2013 as a way to encourage and support local church worship leaders. He has been leading music in the church since the age of fifteen and was part of planting the church 'Reality LA' in Los Angeles, CA where he served as the music pastor for five years. Brian now lives in Franklin, TN where he leads music at various local churches and is recoding his first solo album to be realesed in 2017 on BEC Recordings.