Hi, I’m Erin Cheney. I’ve been married to my awesome husband Steven since 2006 and together we have two amazing kids: Paxton and Nevaeh. It is such an honor to be the worship director for Church of the Valley. I have been on various worship teams as a background (and shy) singer for years, but it was only recently that the Lord invited me to step beyond my comfort zone and learn to lead. With a borrowed guitar, crazy faith, and lots of prayer, the Lord enabled me to learn to play the guitar as a 30 year-old. I led my first worship night just 5 weeks later. Everything just clicked and I felt at “home”.
Ever since that day, I know without a doubt that this whole thing is a gift from the Lord and the joy of getting to do this for Him far outweighs any fear. One of my favorite things the Lord has been teaching me as a worship leader is how to care for His people — to not just sing at them, but to sing with them. Nothing gets me more fired up than to experience a room full of people who are singing their hearts out to Jesus, where they almost don’t need me anymore because they’ve been given courage to worship for themselves.