Chris Clay - House Band Director, Vocalist/Keyboards
Chris is originally from Chicago, but grew up in Atlanta. He’s a lifelong Lutheran with a gift for music and a passion for worship. He currently leads worship, performs concerts and leads worship workshops and conferences across the country. He has also been a performer at five of the last six ELCA Youth Gatherings.
Lindsey was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. Lindsay currently serves as Director of Youth Ministries as well as worship leader at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Alpharetta, GA. 2015 will be Lindsay's second time as a member of the Gathering house band.
Brian Owens - Lead/Background Vocals
Brian makes his home in St. Louis, MO. with his wife and family. He is a veteran of the ELCA Youth Gathering, having been a member of the house band for the last four Gatherings. He is a soulful vocalist with a heart for God and a passion for positive and uplifting music.
Danyelle Clarke aka Danny Rey - Lead & Background VocalsDanyelle currently lives in Atlanta, but hails from Detroit, Michigan. She is excited to be going home this summer for the Gathering. Danny is a lifelong Lutheran and is currently working on an independent project as a Christian artist.
Ryan Kilgore - Saxophone
Ryan is from Atlanta and is a sought-after horn player. He travels nationally and internationally as a solo artist, and is currently in his 8th year as a touring saxophonist for the legendary Stevie Wonder. No matter where he is traveling, he makes time to get home on Sundays to play for worship at his local church.
Jane Lee - Lead & background vocals, piano
Jane has been playing the piano since the age of 3. In 2000, Jane toured internationally as a Sony Music artist and debuted a Korean Album, performing on TV and in stadiums. Jane is currently the Director of Hills Music and Arts Academy in Torrance, CA. and serves in the worship band at her home church, Torrance Good Shepherd Church.
Will Dyer - Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Will has worked extensively with singer, songwriter Celia Whitler over the years as one of her exclusive guitarists/accompanists. He brings amazing talent, years of experience and a heart and passion for the music of worship to the 2015 house band.
Will Perry aka "Will Donnie" - Keyboards
Will Perry, affectionately known as "Donnie", comes from Atlanta, Georgia. He is a talented singer, songwriter and producer. Will has expertise on multiple instruments and is currently working out of Atlanta, Georgia. Will is a "PK" (preacher’s kid) and provides musical leadership for his father's congregation.
Dawn Weber - Trumpet
Dawn began playing the trumpet at age 11 and excelled immediately. At the age of 16 she found the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC, where she honed her skills. She now lives in St Louis and is a household name in a city that has an amazing and thriving music scene. 2015 will be Dawn's fourth time as a member of the Gathering’s house band.
Chantae Cann - Lead & Background Vocals
Chantal is a Chicago native. She was blessed at a young age to travel the world as a background vocalist for the likes of P.J. Morton (keyboardist for Maroon 5), and Grammy-winning artist India Arie. Her most recent milestone is being featured on a Grammy-nominated CD recorded by Snarky Puppy. She dabbles in neo-soul, jazz as well as praise and worship music.
Zander Wyatt - Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Zander is a Nashville session musician, sideman and music teacher. Coming from a family of classical and jazz musicians, he's been exposed to music his entire life. Over the years he has had the opportunity to play and record with many great bands and artists including Ocean Street, Aberdeen Green, and Gypsy Pompe. 2015 will be his first ELCA Youth Gathering.
James "PJ Spraggins" - Drums/Percussion/Drum Programming
James Spraggins II, affectionately known as PJ, is a drummer, composer and producer. During his musical career PJ has performed with some of the greatest musicians & entertainers all over the world like the legendary Stevie Wonder and Randy Owen. In 2006 PJ released his self-produced debut CD The Light of Day. PJ released his second self-produced project Pure Logic in early 2012.
Angelina Sherie Barrett - Lead & Background vocals/Violin
Angelina Sherie is an inspirational artist changing the art of music not only through singing, but also through playing the violin. She is part of a very talented up and coming gospel ensemble known as The God Sent Project.
Teja Veal - Bass Guitar
Teja is from Miami, Florida but makes her home in the music mecca of Atlanta. She started gigging at the age of 16. So far her unique style, which combines her big band jazz schooling with her love of old school soul, has seen her land tours with notable acts such as Frank McComb, Musiq Soulchild and most recently, Grammy Award nominee Janelle Monáe.