Worship Expressions Equipping the Body of Christ to Worship in Spirit and Truth
Board of Directors and Ministry Advisors
Theresa Murata, Founder & President Theresa is a prophetic violinist, dancer and teacher whose passion is to see people healed and set free through music, the arts, and the Word of God, and to bring people into intimate relationship with God. She is the Founder and President of Worship Expressions, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people experience worship, freedom and healing through music, dance and teaching the Word of God. The Lord has also anointed her to make flags, streamers and other instruments of worship, and to teach others to make and use them. Theresa has served in various ministries, including children's ministry, praise and worship, and the West Suburban Healing Rooms of Chicago. She has been a part of worship teams since the 1990s and has played violin professionally as well as alongside numerous worship leaders, including Ruth Fazal, Julie Meyer, Steve Mitchell, Jeremy Sinnott and Steve Swanson. Theresa is a recording artist and author. She has published two books on worship and is in the process of writing a children's worship tools curriculum. Theresa also teaches worship tools dance classes at the Upper Room Dance Studio in Wheaton, IL.
Theresa earned a teaching degree from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of Charis Bible College Chicago. She is a licensed and ordained minister.
Pastor Susan Solar, Director Pastor Susan currently serves as Associate Pastor at Jesus Journey Church in Bartlett, IL. She has served in ministry leadership roles for many years, including children's ministry, prayer and counseling and starting a Women's Prayer and Impartation Ministry. She flows in revelation, teaching anointing and the love of God. Susan's passion is intimacy with Jesus, and her heart is to disciple others in the unconditional love of God. Susan is an ordained and licensed minister and graduate of Charis Bible College Chicago.
Linda Peterson, Director Linda is an anointed teacher of God’s grace and her mission in life is to edify, encourage and empower women through inspirational writing and motivation teaching. She has served in leadership for various ministries including Bible studies, Single Parent Support Group, Singles Group Healing Prayer Ministry, Campus Wives Networking Group and is entering into training for Pastoral Crisis Counseling. Her passion is to communicate the Gospel in ways that people’s lives will change. She loves to make a joyful sound of worship and praise to the Lord! Linda is a licensed minister and a graduate of Charis Bible College Chicago.
Pastor Rob Ritacco, Advisor Pastor Rob is Executive Director and President of RCR Ministries, Pastor of Jesus Journey Church, is a member of the Board of Directors for Charis Bible College Chicago Alumni Association, and serves as an advisor to several other ministries. Prior to pastoring Jesus Journey Church, Rob served as an Assistant Pastor of Family Life Christian Center, working with Pastor Joseph Barlow. Rob's passion is serving the Lord with all his gifts and talents and seeing people come into a relationship with Jesus Christ and mature in the word through fellowship, ministry and missions.
Patti Bougher, Advisor Patti has served in numerous ministry leadership roles and served as President of the Aglow Chicago South Suburban Area Team for many years. She has been a speaker for various groups and operates in the gifts of the Spirit, as the Holy Spirit leads. As an advisor to the ministry, Patti brings much wisdom, many years of leadership experience, a spirit of excellence, and many other gifts. Her desire is to see the brokenhearted healed, whole and healthy - physically, spiritually and emotionally.