IGNITE Compassion Stage Team


Phyllis Bennett

Phyllis's ministry focus and great love is women: through retreat speaking, seminary teaching, and co-leading a women’s Bible study at her church. She is director of the Women’s Center for Ministry and the Women’s Pastoral Leadership program at Western Seminary.

Rice, Georgene

Georgene Rice

Georgene Rice has been a talk show host with KPDQ radio for more than 25 years and has traveled internationally as a station correspondent. In 2004, Georgene served as chief spokesperson and debater for the Defense of Marriage Coalition, which amended Oregon’s Constitution. She has lectured on University campuses and is a frequent speaker and worship leader at Christian conferences and retreats. Georgene has served on several Boards and regularly volunteers. As a musician, Georgene and her husband Dan have traveled the world teaching and performing Gospel music.

Worship Team:

Joi Hailey - Worship Leader & Acoustic Guitar

Joi lives in Tualatin with her husband and two children. She’s on staff at Rolling Hills Community Church where she leads worship. When she’s not leading worship at her home church, she loves to lead worship at conferences and churches around the city, sharing the love of Jesus through music.

Maryann Fletcher - Bass

Maryann loves The Lord and has been playing bass since 2008. She loves playing from her heart and allowing The Holy Spirit to take over. She also enjoys meeting new communities of people through playing worship for many churches in the PDX area. She has been married 21 years and has a son and a daughter.

Stephanie Zaganiacz - Drums

Stephanie is a baker by day and a passionate musician and worship leader by night or weekend, who also enjoys meeting new people and trying new things. Steph and her husband are expecting their first baby in April. She also loves donuts, vanilla lattes, and long naps.

Lea Murray - Vocals

Lea has lived in the Portland area for ten years. She is married and has two beautiful kids. Lea grew up in church and has been an active part of leading worship since college. Worship has been a huge part of Lea's walk with Jesus. She has witnessed miracles and breakthrough during times of worship and knows that this is truly her calling and passion. In her (very limited) spare time, she likes to be creative with her kids and bake!

Alexa Aldridge - Vocals & Piano

Alexa Aldridge is a worship leader at Northwest Christian Church with campuses in Newberg, Tigard, and McMinnville. She have been leading worship for 10 years and her heart is for worship and serving youth. When Alexa's not at church, she is teaching elementary music in Mill City, Oregon. Alexa is thrilled to worship with you all for Ignite!

The Brown Sisters:

The Brown Sisters

The Brown Sisters are no strangers to the Portland community! They grew up singing in Bethesda Christian Church, where their grandfather and father pastored, in NE Portland! Their soul-stirring harmonies and angelic-toned unisons will sooth your heart, lift your spirit, and give you a taste of heaven! Inspiration flows, wherever The Brown Sister’s sound goes! Some of their appearances include performing for The Portland Trail Blazers, opening for the late Dr Maya Angelo, singing with The Oregon Symphony at The Gospel Christmas, and sharing the stage with locals like Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer, Julianne Johnson, and Michael Allen Harrison. This gospel group, that has sang for over 35 years together, has also shared their gifts with many churches, charities, and non-profit organizations to bring positive change!

Taly Hansen

Talitha currently calls Sandy, Oregon her home with her husband and three boys. Having grown up in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Kenya during her formative years in childhood, she loves experiencing other cultures and seeing God reflected in all His creation. Prior to choosing to homeschool her kids, she was an American Sign Language Interpreter and was on staff at an international school in Japan. She attends Grace Community Church in Gresham and delights in shining the love, light and JOY of her Creator through worship in Sign Language (ASL).