Category: 2012

rich kirkpatrick!

Rich Kirkpatrick – Social Media Guru

Rich is a coffee fanatic, social media addict and wannabe techie geek as well as a vocational musician. A native of the Silicon Valley area, Rich moved his family of creatives to the area in 2007. He is married to his best friend Tammy, an educator and has two kids—a daughter 18, son 13. Even the family dog named Copper shares the creative spirit of the Kirkpatrick tribe. Rich has served in worship and ministry since college and has grown a readership of creatives and influencers who interact with his blog about faith, culture and ministry leadership. He loves leading worship and desires to see those he leads enthusiastically celebrate God’s grace together each weekend.  We’re excited to have him sharing on social media and leadership this year.

There’s still time to register.  Don’t miss out!!!


karl verkade!

Karl Verkade – Guitarist/Worship Leader/Effects Specialist

Karl is an accomplished musician and dedicated leader.  His worshipful heart, incredible tone and knowledge of effects pedals make him a hot commodity in the Temecula Valley…  not to mention his obsession with anything that has anything to do with U2.

He’s currently the Worship Pastor at Crosspoint Church.  Karl is dedicated to helping guitarists find that perfect tone.  His blog “Guitar for Worship” gets plenty of traffic due to that dedication as well as his recent film scoring endeavors, pedal shoot-out videos and his constant doting on The Edge from U2.  We’re excited to have Karl and his team with us again this year!

chris surdock!

Chris Surdock – Worship Leader/Speaker

Chris is an old friend of ours.  He has experience leading worship around the world.  His album “I’m So Excited” has been a blessing to people in Brazil, Mexico and all across the U.S.  With over 18 years of worship leading experience, Chris has recently focused his attention on mentoring other worship leaders, young and old.  We’re excited to have Chris with us this year. He’ll be sharing with us on Saturday night!



brett cohen!!

Brett Cohen – Singer/Songwriter

We’re so excited to have Brett Cohen joining us for this years school of worship.  Brett is a music industry professional from Southern California.  He performs regularly live and in the studio as a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist.  He also works as an producer, arranger and mentor helping bands and songwriters achieve their full potential in their songs and recordings.  He’ll be performing Friday night, doing a band critique on Saturday morning and hosting workshops on songwriting and arranging.  You don’t want to miss it!

laura dunn on drums!

Laura Dunn – Drummer

With over 18 years of experience, endorsement deals with Spaun Drum Company and Paiste Cymbals, Laura brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the drum department.  Currently Laura finds herself drumming for Jamaal SabreeNew Covenant Church and various other gigs around town.  We’re excited to have Laura with us this year.

Aaron Crane – Worship Leader/Pianist/Synth/Loops

Aaron is an accomplished worship leader and pianist.  A graduate of Vanguard University, Aaron has been leading worship for over 10 years.  Currently Aaron is the worship pastor at New Covenant Church here in Murrieta.  He’s known for his passionate leadership and attention to detail.  We’re excited to have Aaron bring his expertise in the areas of synthesizers, loops and overall leadership this year.

only 2 weeks left

I can’t believe that it is almost here! We’re so excited for this years School of Worship. Have you seen who’s presenting this year?  Check out how this year is lining up! presenters

There’s less than 2 weeks to register.  You can do it here!

technology with jeff dykhouse!!!

We’re so excited to have Jeff Dykhouse with us this year.  Jeff is one of the most humble guys that I’ve ever met.  You’ll never hear him talk himself up, so let me do it here.

Jeff Dykhouse – Audio Engineer

Owner of Jephtha Studios, Jeff Dykhouse has been actively involved in audio engineering for more than 20 years.  He’s worked with artists such as Paul Baloche, Jeremy Riddle, Crystal Lewis and Brian Doerkson.  He’s helped produce various WOW Worship albums and over 50 Vineyard music albums.  Additional clients include RCA, Apple Computer, NBC, ABC, FOX and Charles Schwab.  Jeff also lends his services to help design worship environments for churches and schools. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Jeff lead the A/V portion of our conference this year.  Check out his website today at

We’re so excited about this years conference!  It’s just around the corner and promises to be the best one yet.  Believe me when I say that you won’t want to miss it.  Just take a look at the presenters we’ve lined up for this years conference!

location, location, location…

Some people have been asking where the School of Worship will be hosted this year.  I was scowering our site looking for that info and realized that we forgot to put it on here!  HOLY COW.  Just so you know, this years School of Worship will be held at The Venue.  That’s 29930 Hunter Rd. Ste. 103, Murrieta, Ca. 92563.

Hope that helps!