God placed Dean in my life at the perfect time. I had been leading worship for over a decade but had lost the passion and drive to continue in this role. Dean shared his wisdom and past experiences with me. He assured me that my emotions were completely normal. He encouraged me to discover if leading worship was something God actually wanted me to do. This blunt notion to possibly leave the profession was exactly the right medicine: I realized that God truly wanted me to use my talents to serve His people. Dean treasures the concept that “God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the Called.” Without a doubt, God has called Dean to be a worship leader and Audio/Visual aficionado. But I am so thankful that God also called him to be a mentor for worship leaders like me.
Nick Halonen – Worship Leader at Spirit Song United Methodist Church; Artistic Choir Director at Trevor G. Browne High School