Anthem Unleashed is an opportunity for worship leaders, musicians, and production teams to connect, be inspired, and equipped for effective worship ministry. The conference will include dynamic times of worship together as well as practical and passionate instruction from our special guests. We long to see people experience Jesus in the Bay Area by raising the temperature of worship. That’s why at Anthem we’re working together to create music, host events, and train the next generation. We hope you’ll join us for this experience!

Our Friday Night of Worship is designed for ANYONE to attend while our Saturday morning is geared toward worship ministry teams and leaders.




Lincoln Brewster

Lincoln serves as a senior pastor at Bayside Church and is a recording artist with Integrity Music. He has written powerful worship songs like “There Is Power,” “Made New,” “Today Is The Day,” and “No One Like Our God.” For as long as he can remember, music has been an integral part of Lincoln Brewster’s life. But music wasn’t just a fun hobby for a bright kid. It was a refuge for Lincoln and his mom in a home plagued by substance abuse and domestic violence. By his mid-teens, the family had reached a tipping point and Lincoln watched as his mother went through a painful divorce that forced the family to relocate to California. Though he was torn from his hometown and friends, he once again found hope in music. At age 19, Lincoln had the opportunity to tour with legendary rocker Steve Perry. He eventually walked away from mainstream music, and took a job at his local church. That change in trajectory would lead to ministry opportunities he could never have imagined.


Hillsong San Francisco

Hillsong Church was founded by Brian and Bobbie Houston in 1983 in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Now, Hillsong has churches in city centres in 21 countries around the world. Hillsong San Francisco launched two years ago and already has over 1000 attending at 3 services. It is their aim to serve the city by being the hands, the feet, and the voice of Jesus. They long to bring hope and create a sense of ‘Welcome Home’ for all.


Nathan Canto

Worship at Hillsong SF is led by Nathan Canto who graduated from Hillsong’s three year music program at Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia. He is married to Deziree Canto.


Vaughn Thompson Jr

Vaughn Thompson Jr. is a worship leader/singer/songwriter and the Worship Pastor of Cathedral of Faith, a multi-cultural, multi-site, 7,000 member church in San Jose, CA. Vaughn is a graduate of Lee University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry. He has also received his Masters’ in Theology with an emphasis in Worship and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. With this educational background Vaughn has developed a passion to teach and train others in Worship. Vaughn is married to Irene Marin Thompson.


Josh Fox

Josh serves on staff at WestGate Church as the director of Anthem Worship: School, Songs, and Events. He also leads worship and teaches at WestGate, as well as guest leading at churches, universities, camps, and conferences. Josh has served in worship ministry for over 20 years, including leading and building teams with kids, youth, college, multi-generational congregations. Josh has recorded six worship albums and is currently working on songs for a seventh album to be released in 2020. Josh graduated from Western Seminary, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry so he can keep up with Anthem students. Josh is married to Danielle and they have three boys London, Rylan, and Sawyer.


Anthem Worship

Our conference will feature worship led by current and former students of Anthem School Of Worship. We are so proud of our students and the steps they’ve taken to invest in their God given talents and dreams. The Anthem worship band will be led by Mark Averill.


Mark Averill

Mark is the worship pastor for WestGate Church and is a primary vision shaper and instructor for Anthem School of Worship. Mark has over 30 years experience in worship ministry, and his warm personality, quick wit, and ninja-like musicality make him a leadership pillar for the school. Mark grew up listening to a wide variety of music, influenced by family members like his grandpa Lou, a conservatory-trained son of a circus musician! Family gatherings were often a showcase of developing musicianship. Mark’s desire is to invest his life into the next generation of worship leaders and musicians, leaving a legacy of God’s glory for years to come. Mark attended Multnomah Bible College, and has a graduate degree from Portland State University. Mark is married to Lisa and they have two boys - Grant and Taylor. 



John Orozco


Trisha Madsen


Mike Dow


Mark Averill


Lorna Emata-Goodwin

Crafting Effective Worship Set Lists

Instructor: Mark Averill

Location: Anthem Creative Lab

Learn to create thoughtful, dynamic set lists that help your people encounter God in worship. Worship leaders will be given a matrix for set list design, including theology, thematic cohesion, dynamic range, and musical considerations like tempo, key, and lyrical diversity. Helpful templates will be provided from the Scriptures that leaders can use to plan their set, with or without a predetermined theme. This breakout will also include tips and tricks on how to communicate in between songs, as well as how to prepare a “60 second sermon.”

Empowering Youth In Worship

Instructor: Shelene Huey-Booker

Location: HSM

Jr High and Highschool students have incredible potential to be used by God to lead people in worship. Some of the most influential worship leaders in the world started out leading songs with their youth group. This breakout will focus on how to create a youth worship culture where students can belong, be developed, and express their God given musical gifts and passions. We’ll also talk through the unique challenges that come with working with youth and how to overcome those challenges.

Vocal Workshop

Instructor: Lorna Emata

Location: Theater

From beginner to advanced, this breakout will help you refine your voice to effectively lead worship. Well provide vocal techniques that will give you greater confidence wherever you’re called to lead. You’ll learn practical exercises to improve pitch, range, ability to sustain notes, and general ease of production. Attendees will be encouraged to not only find their unique voice but to celebrate it and emphasize its qualities.

Tech Talk

Instructor: Mike Dow

Location: Lounge

The production arts are a powerful medium for creating effective worship environments.  This breakout will help you better understand the dynamics of audio and multimedia technology in relation to the worship experience. You'll learn how to achieve a great audio mix for both the room and musicians, and create a cohesive look and feel with lighting and projection. This breakout will also provide tips on how to have healthy relationships and communication between worship teams and technical teams.


Instructors: John Orozco and Trisha Madsen

Location: Anthem Classroom

Being a leader in worship ministry entails much more than singing a song, playing an instrument, or pushing a fader. Leadership requires vision, people skills, organization, time management, and more. Basically, leadership is hard work. This breakout will teach you some of the fundamentals that leaders live by, and how to keep your joy in the midst of it. We’ll cover some best practices for recruiting, auditioning, scheduling, rehearsing, and creating healthy teams that people love serving on.

Friday, March 1

6:00pm Lobby open for Registration and Ticket sales

6:50pm Worship Center doors open

7:00pm-9:30pm - Night Of Worship featuring Lincoln Brewster, Josh Fox, Mark Averill, and Anthem School of Worship

SATURDAY - 9:00AM-12:15PM

8:30am - Registration for Conference attendees

9:00am - 10:00am - Hillsong SF with Nathan Canto 

10:15am - 11:15am - Breakouts 

11:15am - 12:15pm - Lincoln Brewster