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.
Chaplain Susan Polay, Director Susan is an ordained and licensed chaplain serving in Bridgeway Senior Living in Bensenville, IL. For the past 30 years she has also served as a prophetic voice at many meetings and church services. About 20 years ago she attended a dance conference near Nashville where she saw and felt firsthand the anointing and powerful ways dance can bring healing, deliverance and intimate worship to God. God revealed to her how much pleasure and delight it brings to HIm when we dance before Him with pure hearts. Knowing Jesus for more than 40 years, Susan's passion is to point people to Jesus for salvation, hope, love, healing, and deliverance where they are set free through the power and love of God. Susan is a graduate of Crossroads Ministry in Colorado Springs and Charis Bible College Chicago.
Ann Rafferty, Director Ann is a prophetic dancer and the founder of Angel Wings Ministry. She has served in various ministry leadership roles, including as a core member of a church dance team, teaching in her local church, and leading small groups with her husband Terry. Ann currently serves on staff at Living Water Community Church and is also a licensed massage therapist and reflexologist. Ann’s passion is to usher in the presence of God through using worship tools and prophetic dance, as well as teaching and mentoring others in power of worship and the use of worship tools, releasing them into greater freedom. Ann is a graduate of the Bethel School of Supernatural and is an ordained minister.
Pastor Rob Ritacco, Advisor Pastor Rob is Executive Director and President of RCR Ministries, Pastor of Jesus Journey Church, is a former 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.