Rory Noland is the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving artists in the church. He leads retreats for artists, speaks at workshops and conferences, mentors worship leaders, and consults with churches in the areas of worship and the arts. Rory currently leads worship for the Transforming Center, a ministry that cares for the souls of pastors and leaders. Rory is Head of the Worship Department at Nebraska Christian College where he teaches courses in worship and spiritual formation for artists. He is also a regular contributor to “Worship Leader” magazine and his “Daily Praise Offering” is posted every day at www.heartoftheartist.org. Rory is a published songwriter and has authored four books, all published by Zondervan:
- The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You and Your Ministry Team
- Thriving as an Artist in the Church: Hope and Help For You and Your Ministry Team
- The Worshiping Artist: Equipping You and Your Ministry Team to Lead Others in Worship
- Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven: Exploring Worship as a Spiritual Discipline
Rory earned a Bachelor’s Degree in music from the Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University as well as a Master’s Degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He is a trained spiritual director (through Christos) and has a certificate in spiritual formation from The Transforming Center. Rory served as the music director at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, for twenty years and most recently as Pastor of Worship for Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.