Courtney’s vision is to help middle and high school girls find their own God-given voice and raise them up as worshipers and not just performers. Her goal is to train young worshipers to be confident in their own skin, voice, and musical abilities so that it frees them up to worship and lead without the overwhelming fear of failure or people’s opinion about how they sound. Native to Wilmington, Courtney began learning about worship leading at 14 at her local church. She started acoustic guitar lessons at 13 and soon after joined her church’s worship team. There she attended multiple worship leading developing meetings and soon was appointed worship leader assistant for their youth service at 17. Courtney loves working with students. During her time there she gained experience leading band rehearsals, scheduling musicians, and leading worship for students. Courtney also gave one-on-one training to young musicians and equipped them with the skills they needed to lead well and lead authentically on stage. At 19 she auditioned and joined Port City Community church’s worship team. Every Sunday Courtney gets the opportunity to lead worship for Sunday services, college students, and middle and high school students at her church. Most Sundays she spends her time with her church’s high school students in Leland. Courtney leads an intimate worship session for them and sits in for their service and small groups. She believes that to lead students well on stage one needs to lead them well off stage as well. Courtney has received vocal lessons from Jeff Mathena, a Nashville vocal coach, and has received college credit in surveying music and anatomy and physiology where she spent a great deal of time learning about the physiology of vocalization and speech.