Tommy Leahy

Worship Director

I grew up serving in the worship ministry at New Life when I was a teenager. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music, and spent four years living in Nashville playing bass guitar for Chris Renzema touring the U.S. After a few years of taking in the country through the window of a tour van, the Lord began stirring in my heart a desire to pursue vocational ministry.

Nashville was the desert where the Lord brought me to the end of myself in such a way as to work in my heart and help me understand the beauty and transforming power of his grace. I started to learn what it meant to have my identity be rooted in Christ instead of what people thought of me, and that my brokenness didn’t disqualify me from Jesus’s love. This led me back north in the fall of 2019, where I’ve been going to graduate school at Missio Seminary to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling. Todd Hill and I actually sit next to each other in class!

During my time in the South, I was part of Reformed University Fellowship and mentored by Kevin Twit (founder of Indelible Grace Music). Here I developed a love of old hymns and leading worship and came to know the joy of living in Christian community. These formative years instilled in me a desire to walk with people through their brokenness and shame and help them see the hope of Jesus in the midst of it. Whether it is through singing on a Sunday morning, or sitting across from someone as their counselor, this is what brings me joy.

In my free time I enjoy writing music, talking in weird voices, going for long walks at the Wissahickon, and checking for ticks.

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