Johan Yang, Worship Director

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“My passion is to make God and the Christian faith a relevant, active, and growing part of people's everyday lives.  I love creatively weaving music, the arts, and stories into an grander narrative that helps people connect with our Triune God. My hope is that this experience helps people understand the ways of Jesus and develop their own Biblical lifestyle of worship, where they are able to genuinely express themselves to God and others, through the Holy Spirit.”

Johan graduated from Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL and has worked as an accountant at various non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities area.  He currently works at RiverLife Church as their Worship Director and at a local audio-video company.  He also consults and contracts on the side regarding any A/V-related field, specializing in the repairing of equipment and the building custom guitar pedals ( 

Ever since college, he has led and played in various worship teams at a number of churches, organizations, and events—large and small, Hmong and English-speaking.

In his free time, Johan enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Pajjar, and their two daughters: Gwyneth and Harlow.  Before his children wake up or after they have gone to bed, he enjoys reading, listening to music, and catching up with his favorite sport teams: the Cubs, Bears, and Twins.