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Katrina Rogers

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Vocalist

Katrina Rogers started voice lessons when she was 9 years old, and began singing at church and in David York's children's choirs when she was 11 years old! Katrina's life-long passion for singing led her to major in Musical Theatre at WOU, where she performed as a soloist and in many musicals and concerts. Katrina has been a part of this spiritual community for 17 years and though school and life have created distance, her heart has always remained here and she is glad to be back. Other than singing and acting, Katrina spends time with family and friends and is going back to school to become an ultrasound technician. She can't wait to share her voice again, and feels it's her ultimate connection to spirit when she performs on stage!

Starr Sheppard

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Guest Musician

Starr Sheppard-Decker is a singer/songwriter in the Portland, OR area who has been performing for over 30 years. By the time she was 20, she had already sung in front of large crowds and was writing her own music. Over the years she has participated in various projects, including StarrVor (a 90’s rock cover duo), multiple rock bands, The Anythingers musical, The Friends Gospel Chorus, and two spiritual CD’s. The CD project The Next Step features Starr as lead vocalist on several songs, as well as one of the producers. Starr is also a frequent featured soloist at churches in the NW.

Starr has not only shared the stage with such powerful presences as LaRhonda Steele, Linda Rossi, Ken Brewer, Jim Solberg, Don Shultz, and Janice Scroggins, she also was a Karaoke DJ in multiple bars across Portland for over 10 years.

Starr homeschools 2 out of 3 of her children, does coaching, public speaking, and events for coaches and healers, and is currently writing a chapter in a book that will be published in July this year. To find out more about Starr, go to: radicalrevelations.com

Ian Harris

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Guest Musician-Singer Songwriter

Ian Harris, also known as Love Being and the keyboardist of psychedelic funk band Onion the Man, has been singing and playing piano for the past twelve years. His family raised him in a loving and musical household, where Shelly Mathewson played viola, Andy Harris played trombone and euphonium, and his sisters Ariana and Emma played piano and sang. His personal music centers around the themes of consciousness expansion, infinite love, and personal expression. He also leads musical meditations, and is exploring sound therapy, influenced by his experiences as regional officer for the NW Youth of Unity, where he planned and led overnight youth spiritual retreats. Love Being has been a part of many projects, and this summer marks his second year as the organizer of the local music festival, Onion Fest.

His vision as an artist is to bring people together, encourage self love, as well as love for the world and all its inhabitants. We are creatures of expression and vessels of universal truth, and a community of love is actualized when we share our true selves with each other.

Joshua Stoddard

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Guest Musician

Joshua creates stream of consciousness music live with the intention of providing a healing/grounding environment to allow an extra level of depth for meditation practice. Joshua combines his knowledge of healing frequencies with his passion to be a space of healing in each live performance.

Rev. Christy Snow

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Guest Musician

Rev. Christy Snow is a singer/songwriter, speaker, writer, workshop and retreat facilitator. She empowers others through music, speaking and teaching. Through life affirming lyrics and messages, she inspires others to live their best life and to share their unique expression in the world fully and freely, while promoting authenticity and equality.

Rev. Christy's latest acoustic driven CD of original music is called Free To Be and was released in January 2016. This CD has the drive of the acoustic guitar that Christy Snow fans have loved for over 25 years and yet it leans more toward the rock and blues side of things.

Rev. Christy is an ordained Religious Science minister, with ten years experience in church leadership, spiritual coaching and event promotion. She provides leadership training and community building activities and also consults with ministers and music directors regarding the art of crafting an engaging flow of service. She officiates weddings and is experienced in baby blessings and house blessings as well as guiding a collective intention for new businesses.

Rev. Christy has been a keynote speaker nationally and internationally at conferences, churches, gay pride and other LGBTQ equality events, interfaith events and as a vegan advocate.

She is a gifted life coach and enjoys assisting individuals and couples to live in present moment awareness while taking full responsibility for their lives. She teaches others to create life consciously from heart centered awareness through the tools and insights shared in her sessions and classes.

Gary Lynn Floyd

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Guest Musician
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Gary Lynn Floyd is an American singer-songwriter who connects straight to the heart and lifts up a room with his inspirational lyrics and soulful style. A native of Houston, Gary began picking out melodies on a piano at four years old, and he’s been making music ever since. Today he writes and records deep and meaningful music, and shares these songs like a gift to audiences across the country. His style is a mix of pop, rhythm, and blues, combining silky vocals with powerful lyrics. It is Gary’s openness to divine inspiration that fuels his endless supply of musical ideas, creates his heart-opening lyrics, and is the light that shines through his performances. With his piano and microphone, Gary is a catalyst for positive change and raises the collective vibration not only through his music but also through his welcoming presence on stage. Gary brings to his musical performances the culmination of a life’s work. From early roots in gospel and jazz to stage and screen acting to his recent one-man show “When Gary Met Harry: The Music of Harry Warren,” Gary draws from a deep and eclectic well of talent and experience.

“Gary Lynn Floyd is quickly becoming a favorite singer and songwriter in the New Thought music world.” – David Goldberg, Science of Mind, 2014

Saeeda Wright

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Saeeda “Mama Sae” Wright is one of the Pacific Northwest premier vocalist and songwriters. Currently Saeeda sings backup for Prince and is a member of his New Power Generation and is featured with the Tim Snider Trio. Over the last Twenty years Saeeda has had the privilege of working with several artists such as Lalah Hathaway, Mike Phillips, Patrick Lamb, Duffy Bishop and The Pacific Northwest own Liv Warfield. Saeeda has also been blessed to grace the stage with or open for Gospel Music Power-houses Jessica Reedy, Cece Winans, Crystal Akin, JJ Harrison and Yvette Williams of the Kurt Carr Singers. Some of Saeeda’s studio credits include Derrick McDuffey and Kingdom Sound, Liv Warfield, and Bruthaz Grimm.

Through it all Saeeda has remained humble and continues to give back to the communities she loves. She is very well known and respected for her work as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony, and has been a regular participant in Portland’s Annual Blues Festival, as well as many other festivals and events that take place in Oregon throughout the year. Saeeda also works as a dedicated vocal coach in hopes of helping others reach their musical dreams.

Yohannes Murphy

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Guest Musician

Yohannes has been performing and teaching around the Portland area for over 15 years. He has played leading roles in many regional musical theater productions, teaches private guitar lessons, teaches music in schools, and leads many parent/child music classes during the week! He has lived in many parts of the country as well as in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. He is a member of the Baha'i Faith which allowed him to meet people from all of over the world growing up. Yohannes lives in Lake Oswego with his wife, Laila, and three children. They love providing music in their community as a family. . .(Well, the 3 year old still needs a babysitter. . .)

Nick Grant

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Guest Vocalist

Nick Grant is a passionate vocalist who has been singing and performing since he was a child. As a youngster, he was a five-year member of the Portland Boychoir, directed by David York, and more recently sang with an a cappella group “On the Rocks” at the University of Oregon. He has performed in international showcases and competitions in Japan, China, and other parts of the United States. Nick has performed at NTCSL many times in the past and is excited to return.

Mark Olmstead

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Musician

Mark sees music as the key element for inspiring change in the world.

After spending many years creating a successful home-based business, becoming a natural health enthusiast, and learning sustainable living practices, Mark is turning his focus today to sharing the insights he has gleaned over the years through his music. Mark spent several years busking through Australia and New Zealand - after which he released 2 albums: ''The Soul Reason' and 'One Peace at a Time'. He has recently co-authored the e-book 'Re-defining Destiny by Rediscovering America' which educates on the subject of personal sovereignty and reclaiming the rights protected under the original constitution. Both his music and e-book are available at www.worldpeaceplan.com.

Mark is currently working on publishing his children's book 'The True Sunbeam' as well as recording his latest inspirational music. Mark believes that language is a powerful tool in creating reality. He sees music as the language which transcends not only the boundaries of culture, religion and beliefs but our very physiology as well. Through his recent work with 432hz based tuning, his music is reaching new levels as the medium through which to inspire his human family to create the peace they wish to see - One Peace at a Time... by recognizing their own divinity.

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