Eric Beeman – Associate Pastor

Currently Eric is the Associate Pastor at Chorus Church in Winchester, Ca..  His passion to “see people get it” has led him to seek new and innovative ways to bridge the gap between heaven and earth.  Since beginning full-time ministry in the late 90s he’s gained experience in Youth Ministry, College Ministry, Church Planting and Worship Ministry.




Brett Cohen – Singer/Songwriter

Brett Cohen 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.




Dalton Day – Singer/Songwriter/Actor

Dalton is one of our very own who’s gone on to bigger and better things.  His sister Skyler and he began playing music here at Chorus Church and are now pursuing careers in the entertainment industry.  We’re excited to have Dalton back home to share what it’s like to be a Christian in the entertainment industry and maybe even give us a sneak peak of his soon to release album.  Dalton Day




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.



Chris Surdock – Worship Leader/Speaker

Chris 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.




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.  We’re excited to have Jeff lead the A/V portion of our conference this year.


Alex McLean – Media Arts Expert/Worship Leader

Alex has been actively involved in worship leading, graphic design and media arts for over 10 years.  He currently oversees the worship arts and communication departments at Rancho Community Church in Temecula, Ca.  He’s a pastor, artist, musician, husband and father of 4.  We’re excited to hear how God fit all of those traits into one body!




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!




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.


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 Sabree, New Covenant Church and various other gigs around town.  We’re excited to have Laura with us this year.




Mike Mathis – Bass & Drums Specialist

Mike Mathis is set to lead the Rhythm & Groove Workshops this year.  Mike and Eric met in 2002 as part of Church Plant in Temecula, Ca.  Even back then they had a passion for helping people grow in their knowledge and understanding of worship through Schools of Worship.  Not only is Mike a passionate teacher, but his smooth, laid-back, butter-like bass groove will melt your heart for sure.  I’m hoping some of that juju rubbs off on our musicians this year!



Gwyn Sanborn – Voice Coach

Gwyn is the owner and primary vocal coach at SoCal Voice Coach in Temecula, Ca.  She’s also a country singer, worship leader, mother and wife…  all at the same time!!!  She’s instrumental in making Country at The Merc happen every week and Temecula Live happen every year.  I’m not sure how she does it, but if you come to the School of Worship she might just tell you!  We’re excited to have her back again this year!