This year’s Renewing Worship EXPO will feature a retreat for your choir members to be encouraged and better equipped to lead in the worship ministry of your church. Choir retreat registrants will attend the opening and closing worship sessions with all other EXPO attendees, but will have several hours of time learning new music, receiving encouragement and experiencing fellowship with hundreds of other singers.
The retreat will be led by three directors: Travis Cottrell, Oksana Viyuk Field and John Bolin.
Participants will each receive a packet of music they will learn during the retreat that they can take back to their churches to share.
The retreat is limited to only 300 people, so early registration is encouraged.
You can learn more about the EXPO and registration on our main EXPO page. Lunch will be provided for choir retreat participants.
For over 30 years, Travis Cottrell has been answering the call of God on his life as an artist, songwriter, worship leader, author, and arranger. With more than 30 published solo recordings and musicals to his credit, Travis has long been a respected creative in the worship leading and Christian music publishing world. Since his ministry began, he has amassed 26 Dove Award nominations and won twice, including one for the critically acclaimed Jesus Saves Live. Three of his projects have peaked at #1 on the Christian music charts. He has written and recorded with countless artists crossing many musical genres, including Garth Brooks, Amy Grant, Mercy Me, CeCe Winans, Natalie Grant, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Alan Jackson, Michael W Smith, NF, and more. His most recent projects have partnered him with such producer greats as Tommee Proffit, Cody Fry, Nathan Nockels, Jeff Pardo and Brown Bannister.
Travis has written and arranged projects for the local church, has authored several books, and has performed and recorded in world renowned places such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and Abbey Road. In 2013, he received the coveted Encore Award from his alma mater, Belmont University, given to alumni in recognition of achievements in the field of music.
This year, Travis will celebrate a great milestone in ministry: 25 years of serving alongside Beth Moore as worship leader for Living Proof Ministries. Together with Beth, he has ministered to millions of people, in all 50 states and across the world.
Travis also serves as Worship Pastor at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN, where he serves with his wife, Angela. Together, they have 3 children—Jack (and his wife Samantha), Lily, and Levi.
Oksana Viyuk Field
Oksana Viyuk Field was born in Cherasy, Ukraine. She grew up in Cleveland, OH where the Lord called her to vocational ministry at the age of 16. By His grace, she started leading worship at her Ukrainian church along with starting up a women’s ministry. At that same time, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and became a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She still serves in that field as it is coming up on 11 years now. Along the way, the Lord led her to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where she received her Master of Arts in Worship Leadership and a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. She now serves as the Worship Minister at The Church at Harpeth Heights, campus of Brentwood Baptist Church, in Nashville, TN. She has been married for one year and has a beautiful kitty named Kitsa. She loves to inspire other women by teaching God’s Word, has a passion for leading worship, and has a heart for missions. She loves to play the piano and guitar, write songs, go for hikes or runs, and spend quality time with folks over a cup of tea with lots of honey and lemons.
John Bolin has served as Pastor of Worship Ministries at Kingsland Baptist Church since March 2020. Formerly, John was the Minister of Worship and Arts at Houston’s First Baptist Church from 2008-2020. John is viewed as a leading voice for worship ministries, choirs in worship, multigenerational worship, and family worship. He’s been singing and leading since he was old enough to stand and has performed over 1300 concerts nationally and internationally, produced and sang on more than 20 albums, published over 100 original songs and arrangements, all while leading congregations of people in worship on a weekly basis. He frequently teaches at universities and conferences, and is was part of starting the musical and missional organization called Worship Convergence International. He and his wife Paige have 5 children, Grace, Hudson, John Luke, Levi, and Ellie.