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Jilleen: About

For Jilleen, music is the vehicle – God’s love is the message. At a time when many Christian Music Artists are pulled away from ministry and pushed toward “industry” obligations, Jilleen has maintained focus on her life’s mission; to be a conduit through her words and songs bringing the message of God’s love to a hurting world. Jilleen’s ministry is best exemplified through her life verse Mark 12:30 - “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

Whether performing before a crowd of hundreds (Saddleback Church, The Crystal Cathedral, World Vision Chapel, The American Cancer Society) or in a small country church, Jilleen’s message of hope and healing is both positive and inspirational. She is considered to be one of the major defining voices in Christian Music today. “Jilleen’s music touches the hearts of many. She was a very important part of our music ministry here at Saddleback Church. I admire her servant heart and ambition to serve God in full time music ministry,” says Rick Muchow, Magnification Pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA.

“People can relate to the pertinent message in my music. Sometimes we have good days. Sometimes we have bad days. It all depends upon the day! My goal is to enable the listener to experience God in their everyday circumstances, especially in the small things.”

Jilleen’s latest groundbreaking release "The Hymns Experience" is a new look at the traditional hymns of the faith. With a fresh respectful approach, Jilleen weaves a tapestry of history and faith together bringing the listener to a point of reflection. She breathes new life into the age old classics like “This Is My Father’s World” and “Fairest Lord Jesus” and other familiar songs. The classic lyrics, rearranged into a modern day musical setting, blend the old and the new into something truly unique and ear catching.

“I was actually inspired to do this hymns project after listening to a favorite CD of mine called 'Hymns From The Ryman' by Gary Chapman. Every time I listen to this album it draws me closer to the heart of God and enriches my relationship with Him. I want to do the same for my listeners; to inspire them with new renditions of their all time favorite hymns, but at the same time, guide them into closer communion with Him.”

"The Hymns Experience" was produced by Jeff Nelson (Cindy Morgan, Babby Mason, The Martins), Dove Award Nominee for Producer of The Year, and recorded and mixed by Steve Dady (Kirk Franklin, Jaci Velasquez, Among Thorns) at Sunset Studios in Brentwood, Tennessee. "The Hymns Experience" follows up Jilleen’s last CD titled "Summon Your Power" which excels in sharing vivid, yet mysterious Christ-like imagery. In 2000, Jilleen released her first album "One King, Two Crowns" containing nine power packed inspirational songs that are an expression of Jilleen's everlasting love for the Lord.

In 2003, Jilleen felt called by God to broaden her ministry to women and now speaks on a variety of topics that have encouraged and entertained women at retreats, conferences and ministry events nationwide.

Jilleen graduated from Concordia University, Irvine with a Bachelor's Degree in Music and in 2001, Jilleen was awarded the Concordia University Alumni Award for her contributions towards helping to fulfill The Great Commission.

During her career, Jilleen has performed for events sponsored by The California Southern Baptist Convention, The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) and Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). Jilleen has appeared on several local and national radio shows including the Let’s Talk Radio Show on 93.5 FM KFSG, The Worship Café on 107.9 FM KWVE, The Indie Edge Show on 99.5 FM KKLA and The Bible Broadcasting Network.

While at home, Jilleen enjoys spending quality time with her husband of eight years and their two young children. Most importantly, Jilleen believes that her greatest treasure in life is her personal relationship with the Lord and sharing God’s love with others.

Ministry Information

Whether you’re looking for special music to enhance a worship service, an evening concert for the entire family, a special guest speaker and/or music artist for your upcoming women’s event, retreat or conference, Jilleen is available for you. Jilleen’s concerts and messages are sure to lift your spirits and open your heart to the Lord through her songs and personal testimony. Jilleen’s music is top-notch, and her stage presence is gracious, sincere and most importantly fun for all!

Jilleen Is Available For:

Full Length Concerts

Worship Services

Holiday Events and Gatherings
(Christmas, Thanksgiving, Advent, Lent and Easter)

Women’s Events
(Teas, Luncheons, Banquets, Conferences)

Retreats In-A-Box
(Speaker/Singer/Worship Leader)

MOPS Groups and Mothers' Ministries

LWML Events

Community Events and Fundraisers
(Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, National Day of Prayer, Relay For Life, etc.)

Jilleen's Concerts & Topics Include, But Are Not Limited To:

The Hymns Experience Concert

The Hymns Experience Concert is an interactive modern day musical journey into the history of America’s most popular hymns. Audiences will be entertained and enlightened about the history of America's favorite hymns including why “Amazing Grace” is the most beloved hymn. After a performance of “Praise To The Lord”, the audience will discover why Maltbie D. Babcock, author of the hymn “This Is My Father’s World”, never heard his hymn sung. The Hymns Experience Concert also features a closer look at modern day hymn writers such as Stuart Townend who composed “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” in 1995. Story telling and interesting trivia questions take the audience to a deeper level of understanding and appreciation for the collection of hymns.

PURSEsonalities – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

What’s in your purse? What do you carry around in your every day bag? Discover how the very simple items in your purse, such as your keys (we hold the keys to our families’ hearts), lipstick (we need to be wise with our words) and cell phone (we have access to God 24 hours a day, seven days a week through prayer), can remind you of God's love and teach you how to nurture the most important relationships in your life.

God’s Beauty Queen Pageant – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Based on Galatians 5:22-23, experience first hand as Mrs. Love, Mrs. Joy, Mrs. Peace, Mrs. Patience, Mrs. Kindness, Mrs. Goodness & Mrs. Faith compete for the most prestigious award in Biblical times; God’s Ultimate Beauty Queen! Uncover the excitement as you learn where Mrs. Love was born, how Mrs. Peace stood strong in the midst of temptation and how Mrs. Faith first came to learn about her Savior. It all begins in Genesis 1:1 and concludes with the final top seven contestants in Revelations 22:21. Get your tickets today before they are gone! You don’t want to miss this!

How To Live A G-Rated Life In An R-Rated World - KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Lights Camera Action! What is your life Rated? Movie ratings are a reflection of the type of world that we live in today. The G rated movies stand for General Audiences which admits all ages and has no foul language, nudity, sex, violence or other matters included that would be offensive to children or their parents. Conversely R rated films come with a warning for their adult themes, foul language, intense violence and drug abuse. Learn how to live a G-rated (God Rated) life in an R-rated world. In Colossians 3: 1-12, God calls us to live a “G rated” life, a “Godly life” based upon compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness and most importantly love. In the end it is God who will ultimately be our reviewer and critic of how we lived our lives. Would our lifestyle get 4 stars and a “Well done Good and Faithful Servant”? Learn how.

Joy In The Midst of Loss & Sorrow – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Joy in The Midst of Loss & Sorrow is a message that only one who has experienced such loss can share. During this message, Jilleen shares her personal story about how the Lord comforted her family in the midst of infertility and suffering two miscarriages; which included a life threatening ectopic (tubal) pregnancy and emergency surgery.

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend - RETREAT THEME / KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Formal attire and bling required! Diamonds are beautiful things. They sparkle. They shine. But they don't start out that way. Diamonds actually come from deep within the earth with rough and jagged edges. Women are like diamonds! We come from deep within the mirey clay of sin. The good news is that the Lord, who is the ultimate skilled diamond cutter, desires to purify our hearts to sparkle and shine for Him.

Take Time To Relax & Sparkle For God – RETREAT THEME / KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Rest. How often have you longed for it? If you’re like most people, you’re probably enticed by thoughts of rest fairly frequently. Your weary spirit, mind, and body yearn for it. Learning to rest is a process rather than an event. God stands by ready to help you if you want more rest in your life. Jesus tenderly gives the invitation, ‘come unto Me all of you who are weary, and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’

Emotional Wholeness – RETREAT THEME / KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

This seminar is based upon Mark 12:30, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart (emotional) and with all your soul (spiritual) and with all your mind (mental) and with all your strength (physical).” During the seminar, individuals learn about God’s emotional design for their lives and how their emotions are directly connected to their spiritual, physical, mental and relational well-being.

How To Hold Onto Your Hope During The Holidays – CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Where is your hope this holiday season? What are you hoping for? Is it that new pair of diamond earrings you have been hinting to your husband about since last summer? Or is it preparing that magical Thanksgiving meal or Christmas buffet that no one in your family will ever forget? No matter where your earthly hope resides this holiday season, the Lord provides us with an eternal hope through the birth of His Son Jesus Christ. To hold onto your hope during the holidays, means to hold onto the Creator of Hope.

The Three Wise Women (Mary, Elizabeth and Anna) – CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Enjoy a combination of music and spoken word, as Jilleen shares the stories of each individual woman’s personal journey and challenges that she faced while waiting for the birth of her Savior Jesus Christ.

Winter Wonderland - CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Experience a true Winter Wonderland unlike any other you have experienced before! "Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool." - Isaiah 1:18. Celebrate Christmas with a new sense of awe and wonderment that only Jesus' birth can bring!

The P.A.U.S.E. Retreat - HALF/FULL WKND RETREAT

Introducing the P.A.U.S.E. Retreat!

P. - Pull the plug! PAUSE for a moment and unplug from the computer, work, and those around you in order to plug back in and hear the voice of God.

A. - Accept that there will never a perfect time to PAUSE and reflect. Instead we have to create one.

U. - Unite and surround yourself with others who also need to PAUSE and spend time with their Creator.

S. - Surrender your heart, mind and soul to the Lord as you PAUSE before Him. The heart is your deepest longings. The mind is your racing thoughts. The soul is your eternal destination.

E. - Exalt the Lord your God through prayer, praise and adoration. Sing and celebrate the goodness of His love as you PAUSE before His throne in preparation to return home with a renewed spirit.

Personal References

“Jilleen’s music touches the hearts of many. She was a very important part of our music ministry here at Saddleback Church. I admire her servant heart and ambition to serve God in full time music ministry.”

Rick Muchow - Magnification Pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

"Good afternoon Jilleen - I just wanted to say thanks for joining us last Sunday. It was a very special morning at Faith having you join us for worship. I was very impressed with your talents as well as your ministry. I was also impressed with how you blended your message with music to create a very powerful impact with your children's ministry talk. And you tied it in so well with Pastor's message for the day! A real professional!! You are truly a very talented lady, and it's inspiring to see someone of your abilities using your talents so effectively while doing God's work. You were a blessing to our congregation this week, and I hope you come back and join us again."

Dan - Contemporary Worship Leader, Faith Lutheran Church, Pleasant Hill, CA

"Jilleen, thank you so much for your inspirational message and beautiful singing for our Christmas Tea at Cornerstone. We had great comments about you and we had a wonderful response of those who began or refreshed their relationship with Jesus! Praising God! God is so very good."

Val - Women's Ministry Director, Cornerstone Church of Littlerock, Littlerock, CA

"Jilleen - thank you so much for entertaining us with your beautiful voice and sharing about the constant hope we always have in Christ!"

The MOPS Steering Team, Golden Hills Community Church, Brentwood, CA

"Thank you so much for sharing with our group on Tuesday! Our group was blessed by your beautiful music and seminar, but I was also impressed with your professionalism. You have added an edge to your talent with your willingness to share and speak as well as sing. From your poise, to your flexibility, may I say once again, I was genuinely impressed. I also appreciate having someone who is so experienced and comfortable with MOPS groups. I was running from here to there and anxious to check on you, but you had settled right in and started ministering to a table! Thanks again Jilleen."

MOPS Coordinator - First Baptist Church Downey, Downey, CA

“Jilleen is an exceptional person. She demonstrates a unique combination of skill and precision. She is delightful.”

Dr. Rev. Jack Preus - President, Concordia University, Irvine, CA

“Jilleen is a fantastic blessing in so many ways. She is gifted and so talented…"

Patrick Jess Moody - Senior Pastor, Del Cerro Baptist Church, La Mesa, CA

“On behalf of MOPS at Journey of Faith Church, we would like to thank you so much for sharing your beautiful voice along with your very touching message on emotional wholeness. You touched the lives of so many and really opened their hearts to God, as well as their physical, spiritual and mental emotions. Thank you for letting us know what it means to be emotionally whole as women. We were truly honored and blest to have you at our MOPS meeting.”

Susan Hink – MOPS Coordinator, Journey of Faith, Manhattan Beach, CA

“For several years, it has been a privilege to personally work and travel with Jilleen. She is a true professional! Jilleen ministers through her musical talent, and gracious dedication and love of the Lord. To listen and watch this young lady perform is truly a blessed experience.”

Geri L. Baldelli - Director of Special Events, Concordia University Foundation, Irvine, CA