About The Jam
Have you ever experienced the power of music? Have you seen its ability to connect people to something bigger than themselves? Music has the power to help us envision a world different and better than the one we are in, and to reach for that vision. The Jam seeks to share the power of music with struggling young people—and teach them to use it for themselves.
The Jam is a youth-focused music initiative of the non-profit organization The CollECtive Choir. We are a life-giving music community for teens (age 12-18) led by a team of music-passioned, Christ-centered individuals. We aspire to help young people discover and share their creative voice in the context of a safe, caring, and uplifting community. We want to help teens use music in community as a means to explore their world, uncover their potential, and affirm their infinite value.
The Jam's mission is to help teens grow in their passion for music, their spirit of creativity, and their value of self.
Our vision is for every teen to
realize their infinite value.
Meet The Team
Lauren learned at a young age that music had the power to bring her life inspiration, vision, and purpose. After earning a degree at UW Madison, Lauren moved to Eau Claire and instantly fell in love with the city. She is now thrilled to be part of a program that provides this community’s youth an opportunity to harness the power of music to shape their own lives in a creative, safe, and uplifting environment. When Lauren isn’t leading The Jam team, you might find her backpacking a local trail with her family, weeding her vegetable garden, or on stage leading worship at Peace Church.
Lead Music Facilitator
Michael has been in the creative music area for as long as he can remember. Music was the one thing he couldn’t not do, so he made a career out of it: he has been in 6 bands, written and/or produced 9 albums, taught music lessons, written jingles, and has been a music director at 2 schools and 4 churches. God has blessed him now to be the full-time music director for a Gospel and Hip Hop community called the CollECtive Choir. Michael wants to be a part of The Jam because he loves speaking the universal language of music and helping others find their ‘voice’ in it.