A Gifted Worship Leader.....
"Cherlyn has a very special gift of music,
a profound love for the Lord, and a deep empathy for people.
As a result, her performance is sensitive, winsome, inspiring and uplifting...."
Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, Chaplain Emeritus, The United States Senate
Cherlyn in Concert - Unforgettable!
A concert with Cherlyn and her Celtic band, Heartdance,
is an unforgettable experience!
Featuring Cherlyn on violin and/or piano, with her band of cello,
Celtic flute and whistle, percussion and more, concerts interweave music
that is best described as "Celtic Fusion" with scripture, stories and more,
for an evening of fun, encouragement, breathtaking moments,
and spiritual refreshment.
Cherlyn's stirring music appeals to all ages - Cherlyn's fans range
from 3 - 103!
Cherlyn has performed extensively
throughout the United States and across Scandanavia.
She is an active performing and recording artist,
and worship leader in the Pacific Northwest.
Cherlyn has performed with Amy Grant, Phil Keaggy, Michael W. Smith,
Carl Cartee, Natalie Cole, Yanni, and
Cherlyn and her band, Heartdance, are favorite
featured performers at Boxley's Live Jazz,
one of the top places for Jazz in the nation.
While their sound is more "Celtic Fusion," they are featured favorites
for special holiday celebrations throughout the year.
Cherlyn and Heartdance play regularly
throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond,
giving concerts and concerts of worship at churches,
conference centers, camps and other venues.
Cherlyn has led worship for churches and international events
ranging from "high church" to "rural church" to "church plant"
and everything in between from the time she was twelve years old.
Her first love is leading people in the presence of God through worship.
Cherlyn is the Strings Clinician for the Christian Musician Summit,
an internationally recognized annual conference for Worship leaders,
whose clinicians also include Paul Baloche, Phil Keaggy,
Chris Tomlin, Ed Kerr, and many more.
Drawing on a wealth of experience leading in every style of worship,
from high church to building worship bands for cutting-edge
and/or multi-cultural church planting,
Cherlyn is able to build bridges between people and styles of worship.
Emphasizing worship from the heart, she interweaves scripture and stories
with fresh arrangements of hymns for today and the best of today's worship music,
bringing a congregation or group together to the heart of God.
She has been asked to to lead worship for international events and more,
as well as teach on worship for churches, and provide coaching for worship bands.
Cherlyn has helped to plant four churches across the United States,
led worship for large conferences and camps, as well as pastors' retreats
(including "Preaching with Passion" with Dr. Lloyd Ogilvie),
womens' events, and international events, as well as national events.
She has a passion for training worship leaders to be leaders who lead
from the heart, and a passion for discipleship and mentoring.
Training and background.........
Cherlyn received her Master of Music from the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music,
and her Bachelor of Music from North Park University in Chicago.
Since then, she has taught at some of the largest community music schools in the country, founded and taught Chamber Music programs and orchestras in the midwest
and the Pacific Northwest, and has served ongoing as the Strings Clinician
for the Christian Musician Summit.
Her students have gone on to be performers, teachers,
recording engineers, worship leaders, and above all,
people who enjoy making music!
Cherlyn Music Ministries
Dedicated to uplifting, refreshing and encouraging God's people through music and his Word; to developing worship ministry skills in the body of Christ;
and to sharing the love of Jesus by making a difference in the lives of children and families world-wide.
Cherlyn is available as a guest worship leader and workshop leader,
and also gives concerts of worship with and without her band for
conferences, retreat centers, womens' events, church services, and outreach events.
Cherlyn & Heart Dance: whether contemporary, Celtic or classical,
always creative and versatile, seeking the heart of God.
27470 226th Ave SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038