Frontline

About

Frontline is an auditioned team of OCC students who travel nationwide, leading worship at churches and youth events. The team also performs concerts and provides worship team training in churches. From leading worship in chapel services to traveling during the school year and over the summer, Frontline has led thousands of people in dynamic worship experiences.

As an educational tool for students, Frontline provides unparalleled training experience for worship leadership and pastoral ministry. Members rehearse four hours a week and travel two weekends a month. 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 in congregations of all sizes.

Frontline is available for bookings throughout the school year mid-September through April, and for the eight-week summer tour, June through July. Contact the Frontline office at frontline@occ.edu.

Meet Frontline

Megan Burr

Vocals

From: Cedar Rapids, IA
Year: Freshman
Studying: Biblical Justice and Psychology & Counseling

Megan enjoys knitting, painting, and hanging out with friends. Going outside and soaking in God’s wonderful creation is a must. Megan is passionate about bringing God’s people together to worship and praise His powerful name!

Sam Fleming

Vocals & Acoustic Guitar

From: Webb City, Missouri
Year: Freshman
Studying: Worship Ministry

Sam is 6’5”. He loves music, no-bake cookies, and hanging out with friends. He has been wearing his socks inside out since the 6th grade. After Ozark, Sam plans on working in a church as a worship minister.

Shelby Jack

Vocals & Keys

From: Sarcoxie, Missouri
Year: Freshman
Studying: Psychology and Counseling

Shelby loves playing basketball, spending time with friends and family, and being out in nature. If you buy her coffee, she will be your best friend forever.

Dalton Jones

Bass Guitar

From: East Alton, Illinois
Year: Freshman
Studying: Creative Arts Ministry

Dalton is a cheese head. At any meal of the day, you can find him eating some sort of cheese. He loves music and thinks Switchfoot is the best band ever! (Hence the Switchfoot tattoo on his arm.) Dalton loves the outdoors, hiking, adventuring, and spending time with family and friends.

Jeren Joslin

Creative Arts Tech

From: Miami, Oklahoma
Year: Freshman
Studying: Creative Arts Ministry

Jeren loves all things art, whether that’s jamming to alternative rock, painting, or making logos. He loves bands like COIN, Daft Punk and Colony House. Someday he would like to be a creative director at a church or at an organization like CIY.

Sean Mallett

Electric Guitar

From: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Year: Sophomore
Studying: Music and Worship Ministry

This is Sean's second year on Frontline. He enjoys playing banjo and mandolin. He is also in the process of writing a sci-fi fantasy book series and already has one book published. Sean also loves all things Star Wars and Power Rangers.

Elisha Maxwell

Vocals & Keys

From: Naples, Florida
Year: Freshman
Studying: Worship Ministry

Elisha absolutely loves playing Ultimate Frisbee and good jokes, specifically ones of the pun variety. Elisha was also the drum major of his high school marching band for two years and he enjoys all types of music…except country, of course.

Riley Scott

Electric Guitar

From: Joplin, Missouri
Year: Freshman
Studying: Undecided

Riley enjoys writing music and hanging with his friends and family.

Kaden Sites

Drums

From: Louisville, Kentucky
Year: Freshman
Studying: Youth Ministry

Kaden loves music, art, hanging with friends, brewing coffee, and drinking sweet tea! In the future, he would love to have a beautiful family and be involved in the creative side of ministry!

Patrick Wilbanks

Audio Engineer

From: Austin, Texas
Year: Freshman
Studying: Youth Ministry

Patrick loves helping with the youth group in Joplin and back home. He also enjoys nature, photography, and baking.

Vanessa Cox

Musical Director

From: Rockford, Illinois
Year: Senior
Studied/Studying: Youth and Worship Ministry

Vanessa was on Frontline for two years for vocals, keys and acoustic guitar. She is now serving as the musical director for the team. Vanessa enjoys hanging out with her friends and playing games. She will love you forever if you buy her Dr. Pepper.

Carryn Osborn

Administrative Assistant

From: Portland, Oregon
Year: Senior
Studying: Intercultural Studies

Carryn hopes to help others’ dreams of going overseas come true by working in administration. Carryn also enjoys singing and collecting cheese graters.

Isaac Schade

Director

From: Atlanta, Georgia
Studied: Isaac has a Bachelor of Bible & Ministry from Milligan College and a Masters of Arts in Religion in New Testament Studies from Emmanuel Christian Seminary.

Outside of being the Frontline director, Isaac is also the chapel minister and teaches classes in the Worship Arts Department. His wife, Maggie, a proud Texan, is the community impact minister at nearby Christ's Church of Oronogo. Isaac and Maggie have a son, Paxton, and are in the process of adopting from the Caribbean. 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 Atlanta Braves.

Frontline Merch

Frontline offers CDs and t-shirts for purchase upon request. Email frontline@occ.edu for purchasing options.

CDs available:

  • Out of the Dust (2017)
  • Who You Are (2016) 
  • Lamb of God (2015)

Out of the Dust

$10

Your Love Awakens Me
Mighty Warrior
Who You Are
What A Beautiful Name
Jesus Paid It All
Beautiful Things
Made New
Spirit Of The Living God
Alive In You
Lion And The Lamb

Buy

Who You Are

$10

Relentless
Do What You Want To
The Rock Won't Move
Sinking Deep
Good Good Father
Greatness of Our God
Shout Your Praise
No Longer Slaves
Resurrecting
Energy

Buy

Lamb Of God

$5

Only King Forever
This is Amazing Grace
Unstoppable God
Anchor
Lamb of God
This I Believe
Forever
Broken Vessels
All the Poor & Powerless
Heaven and Earth

Buy

Chapel

$2

Alive
Like a Lion
One Thing Remains
Man of Sorrows
Cornerstone
To Be Like You
Great I Am
Revelation Song
Here We Are
Oceans
Wake

Buy

Savior

$2

Nothing But the Blood
Hallelujah to Our God
Higher+Wider+Deeper
Savior
Christ is Risen
Beneath the Waters (I Will Rise)
God is Able
Give Me Faith
Kings and Queens
Manifesto 
(released June 2013)

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Maroon Pocket Tee

$12 

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Green Pocket Tee

$12

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Black Cursive Tee

$10

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Blue Cursive Tee

$10

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Green Cursive Tee

$10

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Red Cursive Tee

$10

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Grey Who You Are Tee

$5

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Travel Schedule

  • Date
  • Event

  • Location
  • September 24
  • Hillsboro Christian Church

  • Hillsboro, MO
  • September 27
  • See You After The Pole Rally at Racine Christian Church

  • Racine, MO
  • October 7-8
  • Town & Country Christian Church

  • Yukon, OK
  • October 29
  • Collinsville Christian Church

  • Collinsville, OK
  • December 1-2
  • First Christian Church of Kimberling City Retreat

  • Kimberling City, MO

Schedule Frontline

Auditions

Each fall, Frontline holds auditions for all positions. Auditions typically take place the first weekend before classes begin in August, and the team usually selects eight band members and two technicians. Once auditions are announced, applicants can pick up an audition packet in the OCC chapel (outside C08) and sign up for a time to audition. Contact frontline@occ.edu with any questions.

Positions available:

  • Vocalists (male and female)
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Drums / Percussion
  • Bass Guitar
  • Electric Guitar (rhythm and lead)
  • Piano / Keyboard
  • Audio Engineer
  • Video Technician

Vocal Auditions: Be prepared to sing two songs of contrasting styles. You may sing with your own track, accompany yourself, or bring an accompanist. You should also be prepared to sing harmony with another vocalist. If you need an accompanist, please notify the Frontline office in advance.

Instrumental Auditions: Be prepared to demonstrate proficiency on your instrument(s) by playing a variety of different styles of music. Have at least two songs prepared. You will also be asked to sight read a chord chart or play along with a recording.

Production Auditions: Those auditioning for production positions will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of sound and video equipment. Audio engineers should be familiar with sound system basics and demonstrate some level of experience in live sound reinforcement. Video technicians should show any familiarity they have with ProPresenter, video editing software, and any other type of technical involvement.

*If you are auditioning for more than one position, please sign up for two audition times.
*Vocalists and Instrumentalists may be cut off in the middle of a song due to time constraints.

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