Hey there, I’m Ginger!
worship leader, songwriter, Author, coach
I am a passionate lover of Jesus, who by His glorious grace, saved me, changed me, filled me with His abounding love and joy, and appointed me to help others find a thriving relationship with Jesus through the tool of music!
I love my family! I’m so grateful to be married to my best friend, Scott, and for the gift of raising our kids: Ben, Anna, and Naomi. It’s our greatest joy and challenge to watch them grow up! We also have two adorable dogs, Dodger and Sky.
I once chased hit radio songs and Grammies, but God gave me something far better: a powerful testimony of His grace. He took me from selfishly ambitious, confused, frustrated, and hurting (in my twenties) to soul-filling joy, peace and confidence in my relationship with Jesus and my calling as a songwriter. And I’m going to be honest with you—it’s taken me a long time to get here! All along the way, God has used songs as a tool to grow me in Christ and bear fruit in my life. I’m finally launching this website because I want to see you experience the blessing of using songs and songwriting as a powerful tool to experience God and seal His work in your heart, so that His truth can bear incredible fruit for His glory!
The Long Version of my story: Music has been the biggest part of my life since childhood. I started singing on stage at age 3, writing songs at age 8, and took 10 years of classical piano lessons. I was in just about every music activity my school and church offered. By the time I graduated from college, I had been in 20 musicals, sang on 9 different albums, toured and sang with a World Vision youth program in Taiwan and all over North America, written songs that were getting heard in as many places, and even one that aired on the nightly news (when that was a thing). After college, I got married to the love of my life, got a “real” job, had kids, wanted to stay home with my kids, (so quit the corporate world and taught piano) served on the worship team at church, and filled notebooks with songs that only God heard. My music dreams were slipping away, and I had a lot of angst over it.
Then at age 32, I was convicted by a Bible teacher and the Holy Spirit that my songwriting gift was for the building up of the body of Christ (1 Cor. 4:7, Eph. 4:12), and that ignited a new responsibility in me to share the songs I was writing. I thought that stewarding my gift meant to keep knocking on Nashville doors, and when I finally got my “big break,” God asked me to walk away. I was devastated! But God didn’t let me stay there. He drew me closer to Him than I’d ever been and showed me that He let me experience some big let downs, so that He could let me down right into His loving arms.
God clarified my calling and gave me better dreams. I stopped chasing the world’s path to success in music by money, fans, and awards, and started viewing music as what God created it to be: a powerful tool to grow closer to the Lord and seal His work in our hearts. And in the process of surrendering, God has expanded my influence. I’ve been helping others find a thriving relationship with Jesus through leading worship, through the songs and books I write, and in coaching others. Now I want to help you do the same – learn how to have transforming encounters with God through music by listening or writing new songs from those transforming encounters that seal His work in your heart, so that it will bear incredible fruit in your life for His glory! Are you ready for the kind of hope that will change you forever? The kind of hope that sets you free from fear and despair and gives you overflowing joy and peace that lasts long after the music stops playing? This is my dream for you. This is my prayer for you. This is my confident expectation for you as we journey together into a thriving relationship with Jesus through music: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 5:5) Subscribe to my blog HERE.
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A few more things about me…
My love languages are words and physical touch, so when we meet, expect a great big hug and an encouraging word.
I love eating with my family and friends, but I have a ton of food allergies, so it’s a good thing that I like cooking.