The new worship group E58Worship has emerged from Expression 58 church in Los Angeles/Glendale, CA. Birthed from a passion for creativity, collaboration, and authentic worship, E58Worship is slated to launch their debut album, Make Way, on August 9. Make Way, shares 12 songs written during a retreat that was solely focused on hearing God’s voice and making space for his voice for their community.

Expression58 church began eleven years ago with a specific focus to make a home among the unchurched in the Los Angeles community. Founding pastors Shawn Bolz and Jona and Jennifer Toledo felt called to plant a church committed to the message of Isaiah 58. A church focused on inspiring personal faith, creative and cultural renewal, and societal transformation.

 

Meet the voices & songwriters behind E58Worship

Sharon Piedt
Sharon Piedt is a part of the Expression58 family as a worship leader and songwriter. The daughter of a worship pastor, Sharon grew up with music endlessly around her. Throughout her young adult life she would herself go on to lead worship in various churches and houses of prayer, where a deep hunger for intimacy with Jesus took root. In 2014 she married her husband Joel, with whom she recorded and released her first album of original material with their band Carousel. A move to Los Angeles and two children later, Sharon continues to pursue the call on her life to bring people into authentic encounter with God both inside and outside the church.

Jeremy (Jez) Fowler
Raised on the southern beaches of Australia and now residing in Los Angeles, Jeremy Fowler is passionate about creating art that embodies authenticity and intimacy. He is a worshipper with a heart to see the earth caught up in the beauty of Jesus. Jeremy loves to see impossibilities turn into realities. He also loves snowboarding and the craft of storytelling through song and film. Jeremy highly values vulnerability, purity and freedom. Jeremy and his fiancé serve together as a part of E58 worship.

Morgan Dahlgren
Morgan Dahlgren is a singer-songwriter and a worship leader, with direct experience in LA’s creative industry. She is passionate about experiencing intimacy with God as he makes his presence tangible through worship, specifically through God’s undiscovered and unlimited creativity. Her dream is to see justice and truth delivered through prophetic and inclusive music that reaches across social, geographical and religious boundaries.

Reeco Butcher
Reeco Butcher is a musician, husband, worship leader, songwriter, lover of fitness and food. He joined E58 Worship in May 2018. Reeco began leading worship at his local home church in Barbados when he was about 11 years old. He loves to use music to bring people closer to the King, whether it’s worship music or pop. Reeco also volunteers with Youth With A Mission, Los Angeles (YWAM LA) on a full time basis. He strongly believes in reaching a world that is in need of a savior. Reeco hopes that his gifts in music would continue to open people’s eyes to the truth of Jesus.

Michelle Lutz
Michelle Lutz is a worship leader and songwriter based in Los Angeles. She has been leading worship and pastoring worship teams for over 15 years. Michelle loves the word of God and is driven by a desire to see heaven come and be released into the city, nation and world through worship, prayer and fellowship. Her passion is to partner with the Holy Spirit to create atmospheres where He is welcome and free to move. Michelle is married to her music director Dan Lutz who also plays bass.

Dan Lutz
Dan Lutz is a professional bassist, producer and music director. Based in Los Angeles, Dan plays, tours and records with a variety of artists all over the world. In addition to recording sessions and live shows, He has been a music director overseeing and pastoring church bands for the last 15 years. The love and desire to help develop church worship is something he learned from his father, a worship pastor and choir teacher for 30 years. Dan loves to help others strengthen their musicality and spirituality and feels most alive when others can fully realize their dreams and designs through serving God and using their gifts to bring Him Glory!

Matt Sallee
Born in Baltimore, Matt Sallee has been a performer all his life. From humble beginnings singing in a church choir under the direction of his father, the music pastor, he continued developing his gift throughout his schooling years, taking part in choral performances and joining high school musical theatre productions. In 2012, Matt was accepted into Berklee College of Music where he soared to new heights. He became actively involved with Pitch Slapped, one of the country’s best collegiate acapella groups including being featured on America’s Got Talent. Following his graduation from Berklee, Matt received a call to audition for a national touring acapella group, Pentatonix on their upcoming tour.

Wendy Vides
Wendy Vides is a singer/songwriter and worship leader in the Los Angeles area. An L.A. native, her love of music and singing began at the age of 10, after experiencing a miraculous healing and learning she could sing. As a first-generation American, she began leading worship primarily in spanish at the age of 15. Throughout her life’s personal encounters with God and experiencing the miraculous, a deep desire was birthed in her-she longs to see people encounter Christ’s deep love, hope, healing, and passion, as well as reverence for God in her leading and writing music.

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