Who I Am

I’m passionate about helping leaders succeed in the intersections of worship, music, and life.

Presently I am the Interim Director of Worship at Covenant Life Church in Sarasota, FL.  Covenant is passionate about connecting people to God, to each other, and in service to the world.  I am excited about being a part of what God is doing there.

I’ve been on staff in worship and music ministry since 2001.  I have worked at three churches in part-time, interim, and full-time leadership roles.

I am also a Vice-President, mason, and blogger for Fran Overholt, Inc.  I also write copy and blog for Zebo Media Group, arrange, and compose.

My family and my two boys are most important to me, however, and I occasionally write about the challenges of keeping appropriate boundaries so that I have sufficient time for my family.

Why I Write

Many of my experiences in church work have been extremely painful.  This blog is primarily about what I have learned as a result of those experiences.  I am writing here in hopes of saving you the pain of learning some of my lessons the hard way.

Thank You

Thanks for dropping by.  Please take a moment to find me on TwitterLinkedIn, or Facebook and let me know what’s on your mind.

I would love to hear from you!

Header Image

The header image, Baptism, is provided by Rowland Augur.  Born out of a love for strong contemporary design and thought-provoking narrative, Rowland Augur uses mixed media to create visually stunning fine art.  I wrote about their art here.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Maurice. I’m enjoying reading your posts about chart writing, whether to use notated charts, etc. I’m Director of Worship Studies at The King’s University/Gateway Church in Southlake, TX and will have students in my current Tools And Technology for Worship class reading your blogs. Teaching students to learn basic Finale skills is part of the class, so seeing that you use that software is encouraging, too. I think that, like me, you may remember the days of box after box of user manuals. Wow, has the software improved.

    Thanks for your heart to encourage and equip the church and your willingness to write openly about some of the challenges you’ve faced in ministry. I look forward to reading more of your materials.

    In Christ-Ed Kerr

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