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Frontline

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Frontline is an auditioned team of OCC students, led by Ozark's Isaac Schade. 

As an educational tool for students, Frontline provides unparalleled training experience for worship leadership and pastoral ministry. Members rehearse each week and lead together four times a semester in chapel. The musicianship, teamwork, and spiritual maturity required for Frontline are tremendous building blocks for vocational ministry. Team members also work with the latest audio and video production equipment and gain valuable experience in worship leading.

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ISAAC SCHADE

Isaac serves Ozark Christian College as a professor, chapel minister, and Frontline director. His wife, Maggie, a proud Texan, is the community impact minister at nearby Christ's Church of Oronogo. Isaac and Maggie have two children, Paxton and Poppy. Isaac is a rabid North Carolina Tar Heels basketball fan, thoroughly enjoys watching movies and TV, and loves things from his hometown of Atlanta, like Coke, Chick-fil-A, and the Braves.

MATT STAFFORD

Matt leads OCC’s Worship and Creative Arts Department, where he has taught for 15 years in the areas of music, worship leadership, technical arts, and the Psalms. Matt is married to Joy, who teaches ESL at Joplin High School. Their son, Aaron, is in his second year of medical school in Joplin, and son Ethan is a senior at John Brown University, where he’s studying to be a band director. Matt enjoys running, biking, hiking, camping, stargazing, playing board games, and building things out of wood.

Gracelyn Bond

Gracelyn is a vocalist on one of the Frontline teams. Music has had a special place in her heart since she was a young child. She grew up in church and longed to go to Ozark after attending a middle school event in sixth grade. Gracelyn loves to read fiction books and watch movies in her spare time and enjoys making cover videos on YouTube to exercise her creativity.

Samuel Kiefer

Most people call Sam by his last name: Kiefer. Sam loves chicken wings...but he loves worshiping Jesus even more.

Elisha Maxwell

Elisha plays keys on the Tuesday team. Music has run in Elisha’s veins since he was born, and at a CIY MOVE conference in 2016 he felt God’s call to use his musical talent for worship ministry and has been chasing that call ever since. A senior at Ozark, Elisha is nearing the end of his time at Ozark and will dearly miss this home away from home, but he also looks forward to all God has in store for him this last year.

Adam Russell

Adam is a junior entering his second year on Frontline. He is a huge U2 fan and a huge Chiefs fan. Fun fact: when he quit his job at Dunham’s Sports he hung a poster of his face on the image of another athlete and it stayed there for four days.

Kaden Sites

Kaden is from La Grange, Kentucky. He loves sweet tea, and he can quote every single line to How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Gage Smith

Gage Smith is a senior studying theology at OCC. Gage is a fan of all the funkiest riffs and tries to use the gifts God has given him to create his own as a guitar player on the Tuesday team. After graduating from Ozark, Gage hopes to serve God doing anything and everything he is able to do for the kingdom.

Jacob Smith

Jacob pushes faders to the limit as the audio technician for the Wednesday Frontline team. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jacob is currently a junior at Ozark Christian College, studying Organizational Leadership with the intention of continuing his schooling into a master’s program on project management. Jacob is currently hoping to follow a production route post Ozark and work either for CIY or in a church as a Tech/Creative Arts Minister. In his free time, Jacob loves to huck a frisbee around with some friends or study up on all things leadership and production. Jacob also is an unashamed fan of Gilmore Girls and will always push for Luke and Lorelai. Jacob’s favorite biblical book is the Gospel of John, and his favorite verses are Jude 24-25.

Evan Utter

Evan plays bass for the Tuesday team, was born and raised in Carthage, Missouri, and is a sophomore at Ozark. Music has been a major part of his life for as long as he can remember. He doesn't know what path God will take him down in his life, but he knows that it will be revealed to him when the time comes. In his free time you can probably find him playing games or watching movies and TV shows (probably Star Wars related).

Priscila Velazquez

Priscila is a vocalist on the Tuesday Team. She is a sophomore at Ozark in the music and worship program. All the way from Piedras Negras, Mexico, she came to Ozark following God’s call to prepare for Christian service. With a heart for the lost and the nations, Priscila wants to preach the Gospel through her actions within non-Christian communities as she teaches music and languages overseas. She loves learning languages and Korean culture.

Lauren Bangert

Lauren is from Wichita KS, pursuing bachelors in business marketing (dual degree) and she enjoys painting, and doing artsy stuff and loves nature!

Kallee Carson

Kallee is a vocalist for the Wednesday team. She is from a little town in Oklahoma called Afton. If you blink you will miss the town completely. Her favorite hobbies are drinking coffee, buying plants, telling jokes, and falling down the stairs. After she graduates college, she plans to work in a church as a pastoral counselor to bring reconciliation to those who are hurting.

Lauren Eaton

Lauren has always loved living on a farm. She hash 17 cows and a horse and plays bass guitar, upright bass, and alto saxophone. Lauren loves being outside working and looking up at night and seeing the stars, because you can see so many more when you aren’t near a big town.

Nathan Hawkins

Nate is a third-year theology student at Ozark and is excited to serve as the sound guy for Frontline’s Tuesday Team. Outside of music production and sound design, Nate really likes movies (his all-time favorites are La La Land and Lord of the Rings), any kind of outdoor cooking (he likes to think of himself as a Grillmaster, but you can let his burgers speak for themselves), and sharing the gospel. Nate hopes to work in an urban church plant one day.

Ian Meyer

Ian plays electric guitar for the Wednesday team. Ian was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri, and he is earning a Bachelor of Theology degree. He is passionate about leading others in worship and has been volunteering since he was twelve. Although Ian plans to go into worship ministry, he would like to become a professor one day. Ian is an avid fan of Pokémon, Brooklyn 99, and KALEO.

Christopher Peterson

Chris is a sophomore at Ozark, studying to get a degree is music and worship as well as a minor in Creative Arts Ministry. Chris is a huge fan of listening to almost any genre, whether it is edm, rap, jazz, some classical, rock, or indie rock. Chris also enjoys working with wood and reshaping it into cool furniture.

Josiah Schools

Josiah is very excited to be this year's music director. He has been on Frontline for the past two years as a keys and acoustic vocalist and has enjoyed every minute of it. His favorite album is Bad Blood by Bastille and favorite current song is How to Move On by the WLDLFE. Please pray for him as he works to be present in all situations, whether as music director, friend, worship leader, or fiancé.

Claira Schroter

Claira is an acoustic guitarist for Frontline. Music has always been a source of joy and comfort for her. As she began to learn to create music of her own and lead worship in high school, she hoped to bring those same feelings to others. In her free time, she listens to a variety of music but always goes back to the classics. If you are wanting to add some oldies to your musical library, chances are Claira has suggestions.

Koltan York

Koltan is a sophomore this year and an electric guitarist for the Wednesday team. He was raised in Crocker, Missouri, and grew up on a farm his whole life. He loves all things in the music, fantasy, and historical fiction genre.

Emma Aubuchon

Emma serves on the Thursday Frontline team playing keys and singing vocals. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in music and worship. Emma is from Saint Louis, Missouri, home of St. Louis Bread Co., also known as Panera Bread Co.

Cade Bailey

Cade Bailey is from Shreveport, Louisiana. He is a sophomore at Ozark Christian College and plays drums for Frontline's Thursday Team. He loves his momma and her good cookin. He is 19 years old and has played drums for 14 years.

Nathan Bushnell

Sam Collins

Sam currently serves as the vocalist/acoustic guitarist on the Thursday team. She is a Kansas City, Missourian who is passionate about the arts and creativity within church ministry. As a church planting major, Sam is excited to utilize this worship experience in her future ministry opportunities. In her free time, Sam likes to find new music to listen to, practice photography, do homework, and spend time with her fiancé.

Darren Cullifer

Darren Cullifer plays electric guitar player for Thursday Team. Darren is studying music and worship ministry at Ozark. He hails from Macon, Missouri, where he attended Crossroads Christian Church and has helped lead worship for the past six years. Some of Darren's favorite hobbies are watching football, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and his dog, Mia. Darren plays the acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, drums, and more. His favorite thing when leading worship is hearing the voices of the congregation praising the Lord.

Destiny Krempges

Jedidiah Moody

Jed is plays electric guitar on the Thursday team. He is a creative arts major in his third year at Ozark, and he plans to use that degree to help the local church with the production of all kinds of media and find new ways to share the gospel through art. Jed is a fanatic for all things Middle Earth (except for the Hobbit films), and will exhaust you with useless trivia if given the chance. Jed enjoys spending too much time watching movies, reading, quoting The Office, and hanging with his best bud, Gage Smith.

Jordyn Patterson

Jordyn absolutely love playing bass, especially with all the cool cats at OCC. She also enjoys chillin' with her friends, listening to almost all kinds of music, running, cooking for people, naps, and tea. She started playing bass when she was in the sixth grade.

Jonathan Rathbone

Jonathan Rathbone is a man of great humility. Writer of the hit song Worm-man and creator of the popular superhero Worm-man. Jonathan does not enjoy forest fires but does enjoy campfires and friendships. He also loves Worm-man.

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Resources

OCC Frontline Collective has written worship music from our community, for our community. We have provided the following resources for you to use in your church.


Deliverance
Download/Stream
Chord Chart (D)
Master Stems (D)
Chord Chart (G)
Master Stems (G)

Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jon Hill.


Be Like You 
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Chord Chart (D)
Accompaniment Track (D)
Band Track {Click/Cues - Left, Instruments - Right} (D)
Tutorial Videos (D)

Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jon Hill.

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