The Jesus Culture Team

Banning Liebscher
Senior Team/Director
Banning Liebscher
Senior Team/Director

Banning and his wife, SeaJay Liebscher are the Directors of Jesus Culture, a ministry mobilizing a generation of revivalists and reformers who will shape culture and transform nations. They are the Senior Leaders of Jesus Culture Church located in Sacramento, California. Their passion is to see nations awakened to the love and power of God and for a generation to fully give themselves for the cause of Christ in the earth. Banning and SeaJay define success as doing family really well and getting together with some friends to change the world for Jesus. Their greatest joy in life is being parents to Ellianna, Raya, and Lake.

What did you want to be?
Sports broadcaster
Favorite Bible verse?
Acts 10:38
Favorite cereal?
Honey nut cheerios
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SeaJay Liebscher
Senior Team/Director
SeaJay Liebscher
Senior Team/Director

Banning & SeaJay Liebscher are on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California as the Directors of Jesus Culture, a ministry dedicated to mobilizing a generation to shape culture and transform nations. Jesus Culture was birthed out of Bethel’s youth group where Banning was the youth pastor for ten years. Jesus Culture is impacting a generation through conferences, events, music, Campus Awakening, and the training of emerging leaders. Banning & SeaJay have three children, Ellianna, Raya, and Lake.

What did you want to be?
Vet
Favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 91
Favorite cereal?
Lucky Charms
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Zack Curry
Local Church Director
Zack Curry
Local Church Director

Local Jesus Culture Church Director/Senior Team
Zack was a part of a significant move of God while in high school. This experience marked his life with a passion to see the power and love of God to be released on campuses to see schools transformed. For the past 15 years he has been ministering to students in high school and College. Zack's passion is to see student leaders raised up to go into all areas of society to release the kingdom of God and see cultural transformation. Zack and his wife Melissa have three beautiful little girls Grace, Olivia and Ellie.

What did you want to be?
Professional Soccer player.
Favorite Bible verse?
Isaiah 42:6
Favorite cereal?
Lucky Charms
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Chris Quilala
Worship Pastor
Chris Quilala
Worship Pastor

Worship Pastor/Senior Leadership Team
Chris Quilala is one of the worship leaders of the Jesus Culture band, is on the Jesus Culture Senior Leadership Team, and is the Worship Pastor for Jesus Culture Sacramento. He is a talented and anointed worship leader with a love for the presence and power of God. He and his wife Alyssa have two adorable daughters, Ella and Aria.

What did you want to be?
Navy Seal... Still considering it.
Favorite Bible verse?
Vs? how about favorite chapter? I love Psalm 1 and Matthew 6
Favorite cereal?
Granola is pretty good...
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Kim Walker-Smith
Music Label Director
Kim Walker-Smith
Music Label Director

Music Label Director/Senior Leadership Team
Kim Walker-Smith has quickly become one of the strongest voices in worship music. She is a passionate worship leader with an anointing to bring an entire generation into an encounter with God. Her heart is to see people transformed by experiencing God's love and for this generation to see themselves the way God sees them. She believes when that happens, hearts are set free. Kim is one of the worship leaders for the Jesus Culture band and serves on the Jesus Culture Senior Leadership Team. She's been with Jesus Culture since the beginning of the ministry. Her heart to serve has brought her to where she is today. Kim carries a genuine heart to see worship change the course of lives and nations. She is married to Skyler Smith and together they have their son, Wyatt.

What did you want to be?
The first woman President of the USA.
Favorite Bible Verse?
Hosea 2:14-17
Favorite Cereal?
None
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Skyler Smith
Senior Team
Skyler Smith
Senior Team

Jesus Culture Band/Senior Leadership Team
Skyler Smith is a strong leader with an incredible sensitivity to the presence of God. He has been leading worship for over 10 years and has a powerful pastoral anointing. He is also one of the guitar players on the Jesus Culture band and serves on the Jesus Culture Senior Leadership Team.

What did you want to be?
Just Happy.
Favorite Bible verse?
John 15:16
Favorite cereal?
None
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Scott Thompson
Director of Outreach
Scott Thompson
Director of Outreach

Scott & Lacey Thompson are Associate Leaders and School of ministry Instructors at Bethel Church in Atlanta. Scott and Lacey have three children, Orren, Judah & Ava. Scott is the Director of Outreach for Jesus Culture. He is a dynamic leader who operates in the prophetic and moves in signs and wonders. There is a calling on his life to break the chains off a generation and see them preach the authentic gospel through radical love and demonstrations of power.

What did you want to be?
I wanted to be a Smoke Jumper (fire fighter).
Favorite Bible verse?
Isaiah 60:1 Arise shine for your light has come and the glory of The Lord has risen upon you.
Favorite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
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Sheri Silk
Director of Events
Sheri Silk
Director of Events

Director of Events/Senior Leadership Team.
Sheri comes to Jesus Culture from the Senior Leadership Team of Bethel Church where her and her husband Danny Silk have served for more then 13 years. Most recently Sheri has been the General Manager of the Redding Civic Auditorium, serving the Redding community while managing events such as conferences and concerts. She and Danny have been married for 30 years, have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Having just transplanted from Redding to Sacramento she is excited to be part of the JC team.

What did you want to be?
Cruise Ship director
Favorite Bible verse?
Col 1:27 Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Favorite cereal?
Lucky Charms
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Danny Silk
Senior Team
Danny Silk
Senior Team

At this point in my life I am a grandpa that travels to much. I love to see the people around me achieve their dreams. I hope to be part of a company of people who leave a mark on a generation that people are still benefitting from 1000 years from now.

What did you want to be?
Since I'm not Ironman, I will still hang on to being a race car driver.
Favorite Bible verse?
Romans 12:1-2
Favorite cereal?
Golden Grahams
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Brock Shinen
Music
Brock Shinen
Music

Brock influences the secular business and entertainment worlds, as well as the ministry community. His passion stems from a desire to serve God wherever he's placed and to see God's purposes fulfilled through him in any setting. Becoming an attorney gave Brock the credential to speak into a particular sector of society. Before law school, Brock was in graduate school for clinical psychology, which gave him a significant advantage in understanding human nature. Brock's real background was being raised in scripture and God's presence, having God's favor and guidance on his life, and going through significant human loss and pain to better understand God's unfailing love. His dream is to continue to serve in an expanded role by helping others identify, mature, and release their call to the business and entertainment communities. He married his high school sweetheart – now married for almost 14 years. They have a seven year-old son, and a baby on the way. They live in Orange County, California. Brock also loves to cook and to fish.

What did you want to be?
I always wanted to be an Oceanographer.
Favorite Bible verse?
Tie between James 1:17 and Colossians 3:23-24.
Favorite cereal?
Lucky Charms
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Phil Smith
UK Director
Phil Smith
UK Director

Phil Smith is the senior leader of Vinelife church in Manchester where he has been on staff since 2000 and spent over 10 years working on the university campus and growing a young adult community called Reach. Phil is also the UK director of Jesus Culture, a movement that exists to raise up a generation of revivalists to transform regions and cities across the UK. Phil's overwhelming passion is to see the transformation of the city of Manchester and to see every generation of the church across the UK rise up to become the most visible thing on the face of the earth. Phil spent a number of years as tour pastor to platinum selling artist Paramore. He and His wife Sarah have two children Luke and Abi.

What did you want to be?
it was close between a fireman and superman, or both, a flying fireman has to be the dream!
Favorite Bible verse?
Romans 8:37-39
Favorite cereal?
Has to be Kellogg's Crunchy Nut, only two bowls though.
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Cody Williams
Director of Experience
Cody Williams
Director of Experience

Cody is the Director of Events at Jesus Culture. Cody has been working with young people for over a decade & has a unique blend of ministry and business experience as a business owner & entrepreneur. He is a great communicator, a strategic thinker and is passionate about seeing this next generation know Jesus & all that He desires for their lives. He and his wife Shannon have three sweet girls, Paisley, Amelia and Charli.

What did you want to be?
Fire Fighter
Favorite Bible verse?
John 15:12-13
Favorite cereal?
I don't like cereal, I like dutch babies.
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Dean Deguara
Director of Resources
Dean Deguara
Director of Resources

An alumni of Southwestern AG University earning a degree in Professional Studies, Dean currently serves as the Director of Resources at Jesus Culture. Encouraging and strengthening leaders at all levels, he is an avid blogger, creative pastor and strategic leader. Dean resides in the Greater Sacramento area with his wife Amy of 21 years and their two teens Josiah & Mariah.

What did you want to be?
Sports Therapist
Favorite Bible verse?
Ephesians 3:20
Favorite cereal?
Captain Crunch
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Shane Rogers
Local Church
Shane Rogers
Local Church

Local Church Team/Campus Awakening.
Shane has been ministering to students in high school and college for the past 13 years, and led a city wide movement in Olympia, gathering together over 25 churches to see a city transformed. Shane also directed a school of ministry and has a passion to raise up young leaders to change the world. Shane and his wife Heather have two amazing kids, Caleb and Hailey.

What did you want to be?
Pro surfer / preacher
Favorite Bible verse?
Galatians 4:7
Favorite cereal?
Cinnamon toast crunch
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Seth May
Local Church
Seth May
Local Church

Seth works for the Jesus Culture Local Church. He is originally from NY, but found out he is a California guy at heart. Not to mention he found his fiancé, Carly, here. Seth's passions lie in music, the entertainment industry, business, and for young adults to experience freedom in Jesus. Since coming on board with Jesus Culture he has found great happiness in the on-demand coffee machine..."Hi my name is Seth and I'm a coffee addict." Seth is a musician, sound engineer, entrepreneur, and ministry leader.

What did you want to be?
I wanted to be a musician. I still dream of occupying all my time with writing, practicing and playing.
Favorite Bible verse?
My favorite verse: this one is too tough. I love the Word!
Favorite cereal?
Mom's fresh made granola.
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Gabe Reid
Finance Director
Gabe Reid
Finance Director

Gabe Reid is the Finance Director of Jesus Culture. He is a CPA and has a degree in Accounting from Oral Roberts University. Gabe's passion is to serve the kingdom of God with excellence and see ministries successfully steward what God entrusts to them. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 11 years and have three wonderful sons.

What did you want to be?
I remember asking my mom when I was about 6 years old how I would choose my job. She told me we'd figure it out as I grew up. I still don't know if I've decided. I don't remember wanting to be a fireman or astronaut. I did imagine being rich, though.
Favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 22. The whole chapter.
Favorite cereal?
Product 19
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Laura Burhans
Bookkeeper
Laura Burhans
Bookkeeper

Laura Burhans is the bookkeeper for Jesus Culture. She has many years of experience working in the field of accounting. Laura's heart is to serve in whatever capacity God asks her to. Laura is passionate about worshipping God and being a part of others radically encountering the Holy Spirit through worship. Laura is married to her best friend, Robert and is excited about starting a family soon!

What did you want to be?
A professional singer
Favorite Bible verse?
Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Favorite cereal?
If bacon were a cereal I'd say bacon..
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Becky Johnson
Communications Director
Becky Johnson
Communications Director

Becky grew up in Northwest Indiana and in 2006 she heard the “Everything” CD from Jesus Culture. The prayers and songs on it and gave her a powerful encounter with the Lord. Through that CD, she found out about Bethel's School of Ministry and after graduating high school, Becky moved across the country to California to attend it. In 2008, she married her high school sweetheart, Derek Johnson. Now she gets to live out one of her dreams: to partner with passionate people who are dedicated to seeing others lives transformed by God's power and love. She and Derek are expecting their first child in September.

What did you want to be?
An actress.
Favorite Bible verse?
Isaiah 60:1-2
Favorite cereal?
Ezekiel 4:9
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Andrew Scofield
Web Director
Andrew Scofield
Web Director

Andrew Scofield works as the Web Director at Jesus Culture, making awesome websites (like this one). He grew up in Guatemala with his parents and 5 brothers as missionaries, and occasionally amazes Jesus Culture staff with his fluent Spanish. His interest in computers started when he was 13, when he taught himself to code. He is also self taught in a great assortment of technological areas. Andrew and his wife Bethany and three children, Drew, Israel, and Serenity love God with all they have and live in anticipation of The Kingdom of God.

What did you want to be?
Basketball player.
Favorite Bible verse?
Matthew 5
Favorite cereal?
Grape Nuts
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Chris Jones
Video Editor
Chris Jones
Video Editor

Chris Jones grew up in Montana. His interests include video editing, boating, hunting, beard growing, and country music.

What did you want to be?
A firework guy.
Favorite Bible verse?
Isaiah 61
Favorite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
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Brandon Hansen
Web Developer
Brandon Hansen
Web Developer

Brandon Hansen, a father of 3 wonderful children, and husband to an amazing wife, Melissa, is one of the newest members of the Jesus Culture team. Brandon graduated from Simpson University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. When not writing awesome code, Brandon is enjoying his family, playing sports, or just living life.

What did you want to be?
I was going to be a starting guard for the Golden State Warriors. Still bound to happen, though.
Favorite Bible verse?
Colossians 1:15-23
Favorite cereal?
Chex
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Darren Lau
Art Director
Darren Lau
Art Director

Darren moved to the City of Angels in 2011 where he originally wanted to pursue a career in fashion. When he suspected that his real calling was in acting, he dropped everything he was doing (which wasn't much) and signed up for acting classes the only way he knew how: by Googling "How To Act". And after a few hours of research and 2 bags of Cheetos, he found himself registering to study acting at Howard Fine Studio. Since then, Darren has never looked back and is on his way to becoming everything he knew he could be: A Moderately Successful Chinese American Living in KoreaTown.

What did you want to be?
Pop Singer. That dream still lives with me today.
Favorite Bible verse?
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
Favorite cereal?
Berry Kix. The normal Kix is terrible.
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Matt Jones
Web Content Manager
Matt Jones
Web Content Manager

Web Content Manager/Jr Graphics Designer
Matt Jones "grew up" in Montana. His interests include video games, beard growing, and good music. #internlife

What did you want to be?
A guy that did tricks and stuff on a dirt bike.
Favorite Bible verse?
Luke 1:37
Favorite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
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Matt Niswander
Music Administrator
Matt Niswander
Music Administrator

Matt Niswander grew up in Ohio and moved to California in 2007. He has a passion to see the broken-hearted experience the love of God and be transformed. He loves to wakeboard and go out on the lake with his beloved boat. He has been working for Jesus Culture since 2011.

What did you want to be?
Motorcross Rider
Favorite Bible verse?
Jeremiah 29:11
Favorite cereal?
Reese Puffs
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Amanda Spuhler
Personal Assistant
Amanda Spuhler
Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant to Banning & SeaJay Liebscher
Amanda is Banning and SeaJay Liebscher's personal assistant. Serving has always been second nature to Amanda and she has done so as a youth leader, children's ministry teacher, and even as a Starbucks Barista! She is passionate about releasing people into their destiny, and her value for faithfulness and stewardship has opened incredible doors for her. Amanda brings a lot to the office here at Jesus Culture, including her strategic desk location which perfectly positions her as a great target for nerf balls.

What did you want to be?
A teacher, or wife and mom.
Favorite Bible verse?
Proverbs 31:25-26
Favorite cereal?
Golden Flax (I add bananas, and maybe drizzle with agave or honey if I'm feeling wild.)
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Robin Molnar
Children’s Pastor
Robin Molnar
Children’s Pastor

Children’s Pastor/Receptionist
Robin is the Children's Pastor and a Receptionist for Jesus Culture. She grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and has been living in Redding, California for the last six years. There she attended Bethel's School of Ministry and also worked & volunteered in various departments of Bethel Church including: Nursery, Children's Church, Community Outreach and Bethel Christian School, K-8th. She is passionate about the health and unity of families, and desires children to grow up encountering Jesus. Robin loves spending time with her friends and family, going on adventures, and capturing those moments on Instagram. She is excited to embark on this new journey with the JC church plant, and cannot wait to serve the families of our church community.

What did you want to be?
As a child, I wanted to be a movie director, movie star and Ballerina dancer
Favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 1:3
Favorite cereal?
Crispix
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Angela Brooks
Children’s Ministry
Angela Brooks
Children’s Ministry

Angela Brooks is the Children’s Department Coordinator for Jesus Culture Sacramento. She grew up in Northern California where she met her husband and began raising their family. For the past 20 years, Angela has had the privilege of growing and serving under amazing pastoral leadership both at Mountain Chapel Church in Weaverville, CA, and Bethel Church in Redding, CA, where she was involved in children’s ministry and family relationship ministry. Angela has a heart to see families grow together and stay together through deep roots in their community and the love of Jesus.

What did you want to be?
I wanted to be a nurse when I grew up.
Favorite Bible verse?
Ephesians 2:8
Favorite cereal?
Trix
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Brittney Shull
Events Coordinator
Brittney Shull
Events Coordinator

Brittney is the Events Coordinator for Jesus Culture. She is the master of making the logistics of an event come together to create an unforgettable experience. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business degree and has been working in the events and production world for over five years. Brittney is passionate about seeing a generation fall in love with Jesus and follow His plan for their lives. She absolutely loves to explore new places and is doing lots of it in her new home of Sacramento, California; which is much different than her deep-fried, southern hometown in South Carolina.

What did you want to be?
I always knew I wanted to be some sort of businesswoman, where I would get dressed up and go to a fancy office every day.
Favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 27:4
Favorite cereal?
Banana Nut Crunch
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Natalie Mayer
Events Team
Natalie Mayer
Events Team

Natalie is a member of the Jesus Culture Events Team. She is a California native and grew up as an active member of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. She has an array of business, entrepreneurial and ministry experience. She is both a gradate of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and Toronto Airport Christian Fellowships School of Ministry. Natalie has an ability to help bring clarity to complicated things by breaking hard things down and making them simple. Natalie has a strong love for her country and Government yet she is most passionate about relationship. She has devoted her life to being a strong, loving and healthy communicator... and most importantly a good friend.

What did you want to be?
Police Officer
Favorite Bible verse?
Matthew 22:37-39
Favorite cereal?
Life
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Erika Myburgh
Project Coordinator
Erika Myburgh
Project Coordinator

Erika works as a project coordinator for SeaJay Liebscher. She grew up in South Africa but loves her adopted country, the USA and loves to be a part of the great plans the Lord has for this country. She loves to see people live powerfully and walk in the full freedom God has for them. She and her husband, Rhynier, have three wonderful kids, Reuben, Chloe and Emma.

What did you want to be?
A space scientist/ police woman.
Favorite Bible verse?
Zephaniah 3:17
Favorite cereal?
Rice Krispies
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Sarah Hernandez
Project Coordinator
Sarah Hernandez
Project Coordinator

Sarah began working with local churches over seventeen years ago. As an administrator, pastor and coach, she has vast experience in youth ministry, conference planning, and team management. She has recently joined the Jesus Culture team after taking off the last few years to focus on raising her three children. Of her many passions, Sarah considers teaching art classes and coaching children's sports among her favorites.

What did you want to be?
An Ambassador
Favorite Bible Verse?
Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
Favorite Cereal?
Strawberry Fields
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Dana Ackland
Prayer Coordinator
Dana Ackland
Prayer Coordinator

Dana Ackland is the Prayer Coordinator of Jesus Culture. She has a degree in youth ministry and has always had a desire to see students encounter God. She lives in New Zealand with her amazing husband of 4 years, Sam, and their hilarious little boy, Maximilian.

What did you want to be?
I created disasters in my imagination then I rushed into help take care of people and make sure they were safe until help came.
Favorite Bible verse?
Be still and know that I am God -Psalm 46:10
Favorite cereal?
None. I hate cereal.
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Jeffrey Kunde
Jesus Culture Band
Jeffrey Kunde
Jesus Culture Band

Jeffrey Kunde plays lead guitar for the Jesus Culture band. He has been involved in the writing and arranging process for many of the projects that have come out of Jesus Culture. He also works as a studio musician in various instruments for The Soundhouse in Redding and other music projects. He lives with his wife Kathrine (married for 4 years and counting) and they have the cutest son ever, Luca.

What did you want to be?
A pro Lego builder. Then later a pro golfer. Then back to pro Lego guy.
Favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 23
Favorite cereal?
Not too into cereal. But if my wife is home, granola. If not, cinnamon toast crunch.
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Brandon Aaronson
Jesus Culture Band
Brandon Aaronson
Jesus Culture Band

Brandon has played bass for the Jesus Culture band since the first album, “Everything” was recorded. His enormous heart to serve sets him apart and he is passionate about seeing a generation encounter God through worship. Brandon has a beautiful wife, Glory, and they recently welcomed their first born, Emma Grace, into their family.

What did you want to be?
A saxophonist.
Favorite Bible verse?
Isaiah 40:31
Favorite cereal?
Cap'n Crunch
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Ian McIntosh
Jesus Culture Band
Ian McIntosh
Jesus Culture Band

Ian McIntosh plays keys for the Jesus Culture band. Ian McIntosh is already an accomplished musician. He has close to 12 years of keyboard playing under his belt, hundreds of hours of live playing time, dozens of event appearances, and two full length records. Ian has been working nonstop to channel musical influences that include bands such as Sigur Rós, Muse, Delirious, Coldplay, and Mew. He and his wife, Jesse, have recently welcomed their first born, Oliver, into their family.

What did you want to be?
Video Game Programmer.
Favorite Bible verse?
Philippians 4:8
Favorite cereal?
Lucky Charms
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Josh Fisher
Jesus Culture Band
Josh Fisher
Jesus Culture Band

Josh is the drummer for the Jesus Culture band and knows how to carry a beat. He is extremely tall, very funny and loves to see people have a good time while worshipping Jesus. He is married to Lisa and they have two of the sweetest kids you’ll ever meet, Isabella and Benjamin.

What did you want to be?
A Rockstar Drummer
Favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 37:4
Favorite cereal?
Fruity Pebbles
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Kristene Dimarco
Jesus Culture Artist
Kristene Dimarco
Jesus Culture Artist

Kristene DiMarco is a singer-songwriter who has devoted her life to spending time with God in the unseen place. Kristene’s passionate worship inspires believers of all ages to pursue the heart of God in a deeper way. Kristene is a featured worship leader at Jesus Culture Conferences, The Call, and God TV and has been a worship leader with Justice House of Prayer San Francisco for many years. She is a prophetic voice for her generation who carries a strong anointing for intimacy and encounter through worship.

What did you want to be?
I wanted to be a singer since I was 4.
Favorite Bible verse?
Romans 1:20
Favorite cereal?
Hmmm.... Lucky Charms.
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Bryan Torwalt
Jesus Culture Artist
Bryan Torwalt
Jesus Culture Artist

Bryan and Katie Torwalt met in 2006 at the Bethel School of Supernatural Worship in Redding, CA. Bryan is from Canada and Katie a Californian. They both led worship separately while dating long distance for 2 1/2 years. They got married in 2009. The experience of their worship together is a powerful and unique mixture of their anointing and history with God. They live to see the earth transform to Heaven’s likeness and for this generation to encounter the real Jesus. They believe that in God’s presence, sickness is healed, prisoners are set free, and minds are restored. Their songs carry hope and life that flow out of every note and lyric.

What did you want to be?
NBA Player.
Favorite Bible verse?
All of Ephesians 3
Favorite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
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Katie Torwalt
Jesus Culture Artist
Katie Torwalt
Jesus Culture Artist

Bryan and Katie Torwalt met in 2006 at the Bethel School of Supernatural Worship in Redding, CA. Bryan is from Canada and Katie a Californian. They both led worship separately while dating long distance for 2 1/2 years. They got married in 2009. The experience of their worship together is a powerful and unique mixture of their anointing and history with God. They live to see the earth transform to Heaven’s likeness and for this generation to encounter the real Jesus. They believe that in God’s presence, sickness is healed, prisoners are set free, and minds are restored. Their songs carry hope and life that flow out of every note and lyric.

What did you want to be?
Singer or dancer.
Favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 27:4
Favorite cereal?
Lucky Charms
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Derek Johnson
Jesus Culture Artist
Derek Johnson
Jesus Culture Artist

Derek Johnson is a singer-songwriter who has a heart to see people experience the power and extravagant love of God through music that carries God’s presence and anointing. He led worship at Bethel Church in Redding, CA for 5 years before relocating to the Sacramento area with the Jesus Culture team. He believes strongly in serving the local church and is a Jesus Culture Music artist and worship leader. His heart is to see people transformed by encounters with Jesus who then transform the culture they live in. Derek is a relevant voice to this generation with a strong anointing for bringing intimacy and the joy of the Lord through praise and worship.

What did you want to be?
I wanted to be a musician/songwriter.
Favorite Bible verse?
Romans 12:9
Favorite cereal?
Apple Jacks!
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Justin Jarvis
Jesus Culture Artist
Justin Jarvis
Jesus Culture Artist

Marked with a passion for Jesus, Justin Jarvis is a worshiper and songwriter that carries a unique sound born in and for the local church. Be it soaring anthems or intimate reflections, his distinct voice delivers an authenticity that opens the heart, while his music inspires with an edge that is distinct in modern day worship. His songs are characterized by theological depth that draws inspiration from the love and power of God, carrying the signature of revival.

For over ten years, he has overseen the music and creative culture of The Harbour Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In 2004, he married his college sweetheart, Janette, and they have three children: Owen, Elliot and Emma. From his family to his music, Justin desires to see the Kingdom of God and the fire of revival come in a life-changing way to this generation.

What did you want to be?
I was stoked on becoming a comic book artist or video game developer... i.e. a pro nerd.
Favorite Bible verse?
Romans 12:1-2
Favorite cereal?
Chocolate Chex are great right now?
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Mary Kat Ehrenezller
Jesus Culture Artist
Mary Kat Ehrenezller
Jesus Culture Artist

Mary Katherine Ehrenzeller is a musician and a missionary with a passion to take what God is doing in her local community and release it to the nations. With a style that ranges from devotional soaking to warring breakthrough, her voice resounds with passion for Jesus. The songs she writes explore the depths of brokenness and the majesty of God. She is a worship leader at The Harbour Church in Fort Lauderdale and also mentors the youth alongside her husband Andrew Ehrenzeller. She has a passion to raise up the next generation of worship leaders who truly burn for Jesus intimately, not only in her community, but also the world.

What did you want to be?
I wanted to be an Astronaut.
Favorite Bible verse?
Revelation 4, the whole chapter.
Favorite cereal?
I don't really eat cereal now, but I would still say Honey nut Cheerios because it reminds me of my childhood in Alabama. I literally ate this "comfort food" everyday.
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Andrew Ehrenzeller
Jesus Culture Artist
Andrew Ehrenzeller
Jesus Culture Artist

Andrew Ehrenzeller is a passionate worship leader/songwriter who invites others into relationship with the Father through his song and lyrical depth. Stylistically noted as worship with a “prophetic edge,” Andrew leads from the place of being “sheltered” in God, being seen yet still hidden. The nature of his music is rich and complex but not complicated. It’s a new sound but an old cry.
A native of Florida, Andrew has been writing and performing since childhood. He grew up near Cape Canaveral, where men and women were routinely launched into space. Those exploits are clearly reflected in the spirit of Andrew’s music as he invites the listener to get caught up into rarified atmospheres.
Andrew is also married to his beautiful bride and fellow JC artist, Mary Kat Ehrenzeller. They reside in South Florida and are enjoying their newborn, Liam Valor.

What did you want to be?
A husband and father
Favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 91
Favorite cereal?
Golden Grahams
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Josh Klinkenberg
Jesus Culture Artist
Josh Klinkenberg
Jesus Culture Artist

Starting in the small town of Te Aroha, Josh and Amberley's ministry began in a little baptist church with an acoustic guitar and a gathering of hungry hearts. They met in bible college and spent the first seven years of their married life in the small town called "The Love" (Te Aroha) where the Lord taught them about ministering to Him and leading others in worship.

They now live in Tauranga with their two children, Elijah (5) and Rain (3). With a heart to see people set free and living in the fullness of the relationship bought for us through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Josh and Amberley love to lead worship, speak and teach. Training people in hearing Gods voice and the supernatural.

Because of their unique story with their son Elijah they have seen, and continue to see, many miracles and wonders take place in the meetings they speak and lead worship in.

What did you want to be?
A famous cricket player or soccer player, and later I wanted to be a drummer.
Favorite Bible verse?
John 10:10
Favorite cereal?
I’m not a fan of cereal… Toast or Bacon and Eggs for me!
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Amberley Klinkenberg
Jesus Culture Artist
Amberley Klinkenberg
Jesus Culture Artist

Starting in the small town of Te Aroha, Josh and Amberley's ministry began in a little baptist church with an acoustic guitar and a gathering of hungry hearts. They met in bible college and spent the first seven years of their married life in the small town called "The Love" (Te Aroha) where the Lord taught them about ministering to Him and leading others in worship.

They now live in Tauranga with their two children, Elijah (5) and Rain (3). With a heart to see people set free and living in the fullness of the relationship bought for us through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Josh and Amberley love to lead worship, speak and teach. Training people in hearing Gods voice and the supernatural.

Because of their unique story with their son Elijah they have seen, and continue to see, many miracles and wonders take place in the meetings they speak and lead worship in.

What did you want to be?
An actress or a singer.
Favorite Bible verse?
Ephesians 3:16-19
Favorite cereal?
Muesli with banana and yoghurt.
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