Krissy Nordhoff is a staff songwriter for Integrity Music USA. Her love for writing began at age 5 when she penned her first song, “Miracles.” She was highly influenced lyrically by the hymns of the little country church she grew up in, in rural western Michigan. She also deeply loves Christian music and the church. Her heart is to use her life experiences to express worship, and bring others hope.
Her most well known song is YOUR GREAT NAME (co-written with Michael Neale, recorded by Natalie Grant,) which won the GMA Dove Award for “Worship Song of the Year” in 2012 and was also nominated for other awards including “Song of the Year.” Also charting on CCLI is MERCY TREE (co-written with Michael Neale, recorded by Lacey Sturm, Anthony Evans, Charles Billingsley.) It was recently featured on Billy Graham’s MY HOPE AMERICA television special.
Other songs Krissy has written on include OH PRAISE (Aaron Shust,) SEE YOU AGAIN (Charles Billingsley,) THRONE OF PRAISE (Phillips, Craig and Dean,) BACK TO LIFE (All About Worship,) and FIGHT FOR ME (Dustin Smith).
Krissy began mentoring female songwriters in 2011 with a group that continues to meet monthly called GIRLS WRITE OUT. She loves to encourage women to be a voice in the church.
Krissy lives in Franklin, TN with her husband Eric, two sons Alex and Kaden, and daughter Anthem. She attends Gateway Church Franklin.
Maribeth Dodd is a Nashville based worship leader, speaker and leadership expert. She is a co-founder of Brave Worship and has a bleeding passion for the global church. Entrepreneurialism found her in the middle of her 15+ years as a worship pastor. And she’s been on a journey of leadership development ever since. She takes her pastor heart into the business world and skills from the business world back to the church. She is on a mission to help churches grow leaders so they can have a massive impact for the kingdom of God.
You will find her traveling the country speaking, encouraging, and coaching other leaders. She is an active voice on social media, on the Brave Worship podcast and at events all over the country.
But in her most favorite time, you'll find her drinking coffee with her husband, Chris, or chasing her four boys, Asher, Emerson, Jonas, and Tatum, as they track mud through the house.