"From the moment we heard
Living Praise we have been moved
by their beautiful music. It
is inspiring, uplifting, and
anointed! I(Patti) play their
CD in my car and their voices
speed my way to heaven. For
yourself and your friends, let
Living Praise help you worship
-Al & Patti
We are You
The women of Living Praise come from
all walks of life - married, single,
divorced, annulled, remarried, professionals,
stay at home moms, and home-schoolers.
We raise children, grandchildren,
horses, dogs, gardens and flowers.
We lead and serve in other music groups
in our churches, Catholic and Protestant,
traditional and charismatic. What
has brought us together is a desire
to serve the body of Christ with the
gifts of worship the Lord has given
us. We strive not to perform but share
a gift of passionate worship, bringing
those we minister to into the Lord's
sung in New Orleans
Elyse O'Kane (red jacket)
Living Praise is being led by worship leader Susan Potvin. Susan, guitar and
vocal, has led and directed music ministry groups for over 30 years. As a conference and
retreat speaker, as well as a worship leader, she has a passion to encourage others
toward a deep and personal relationship with the Lord. Grateful for the blessing of marriage,
Susan and her husband, Urby, have been serving the Lord together for over 30 years in
church renewal and ecumenical work. Passionate about adoption, they have raised
4 children and have one grandchild. Susan also enjoys working as a guidance
counselor in a Christian high school. When she's at home, you can find her hiking in the woods
with her 3 Labrador retrievers.
Karen Herrmann, a guitarist, vocalist and prolific songwriter has produced 7 CDs, the latest being Show Your Power.
www.karenherrmann.com) She has a passion to bring renewal to the church, serving on Life in the Spirit and evangelization teams, parish and charismatic prayer community music ministries. She and her husband, John, have a blended family of 9 children and 35 grandchildren!
Our keyboard player, Anne Recznik and her husband, Mark, keep very busy with their 5 daughters. Two of them are students at Franciscan University in Steubenville, where Mark works, and their youngest daughter was adopted from China in 2001. Anne is also a catechist at her parish and serves in the music ministry of a charismatic prayer community.
vocal & percussion, leads
an active life raising six children
with her husband Chris. She's an all
around sports mom, school volunteer,
parish cantor, and has been
faithfully serving in pro-life
ministry for over 20 years.
drummer, experienced a powerful
conversion in her life. As a
result, she lives a life sold
out for God, boldly and joyfully
sharing His love with everyone
she meets. She and her husband
Al raise their 3 children on a
horse farm in the country.
||Angela Ripley serves in many ways including playing flute and bass as well as being our sound technician. She and her husband, Brent, have been happily married for 15 years and have two beautiful children. Angela's passion is working with teenagers as a band and choir director at the Junior and Senior High School where her husband is a principal.
How we Began
"Living Praise" is
a Music Ministry Worship Team founded
on the call to worship the Lord through
song and praise. We strive to bring
an inspiring spirit of worship wherever
we sing, inviting all to become "living
praise" for the Lord with us.
Though some of our members have sung
and worshipped together for nearly
25 years, the group's formal ministry
began in 2000 providing worship for
women's conferences at Franciscan
University of Steubenville. Since
then, Living Praise has ministered
to over 20,000 at churches, revivals,
retreats and other Christian conferences
and events. We have provided worship
music for numerous Diocesan Women's
Events including the Dioceses of Steubenville,
Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Youngstown,
Altoona, and the Archdiocese of Detroit.
One of the regular groups we serve
is "Magnificat: A Ministry to Catholic
Women". We provide worship music for
the quarterly Magnificat prayer breakfasts
for the chapter located in Pittsburgh,
We also minister with music and worship
at the biannual International Magnificat
Women's Conference in New Orleans,
Our CD Ministry - "Take
us home with you!"
Our CDs are unique because they are
recorded at live worship events. They
are filled with genuine, heartfelt,
spirit-led praise to our Lord. We
are not about performance; we are
about worship and creating an atmosphere
for others to be able to enter into
worship as well. On our CDs, our
fellow worshippers can be heard praising,
singing and clapping.
We have received so much feed back
from those who have our CDs saying,
"I worship with you everyday!" "I've
worn out my CD praising with you!"
"Our prayer group uses your CDs for
our worship time every meeting."
have produced a total of three CDs The first two CDs entitled, "Draw
Me, O King" and "Magnify" were created for the
"Worship with Steubenville" CD Series.
Having sold over 7,000 copies these
CDs we reprinted
them again under our new label "Living
Praise Worship". They are still
called "Draw Me, O King" (the gold
one) and "Magnify" (the blue one).
Our third CD, "My Soul Must Sing" is now available! We were greatly blessed to be able to produce this CD.
Be sure to visit our "Store"
for details on placing an order for all three CDs!. They
can be ordered online or you can download
a form to send with a check.