Our Team

steve.young.smallSteve Young • Executive Director • Worship Arts Leadership Institute

Steve’s passion is to see artists unleash their creative gifts in order to tell God’s redemptive story to our world. In more than 20 years of local church ministry, Steve has served three congregations on two coasts, including a church of over 5000 in Southern California and more recently a church plant in the New York City area. He has coached and mentored dozens of church leaders and partnered with organizations like The Willow Creek Association, Maranatha Music, Integrity Music, and The Roland Corporation. Steve is active as a composer and music producer and has performed or recorded with Grammy and Dove-winning artists. Steve, his wife, Victoria, and their three children live in South Orange County, California.

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WALI Advisory Board:


Adam Countryman • Concordia Lutheran Church, Austin TX

Kip Fox • St. Luke Lutheran Church, Mesa, AZ

Jon Jordening • Concordia University Irvine, Irvine, CA

Pastor Max Murphy • Carmel Lutheran Church, Carmel, IN

Joel Wetzstein • Brookfield Lutheran Church, Brookfield, WI

Pastor Steve Zank • Concordia University Texas, Austin, TX