Allie is a passionate worship leader, songwriter, recording artist, writing mentor, wife of one, and mother of three children. She lives in the wonderful ordinary of laundry, dishes, and child-raising in the heartland of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In moments woven through the pairing of socks and the carpooling of children, Allie writes songs that speak gospel truth and eternal hope.
Allie’s musical journey has taken many forms over the past two decades. Allie began writing songs as a young teenager, and soon began leading worship and doing concerts for college groups. Allie and her husband, Nick, have led music at church plants including The Journey (St. Louis), Refuge (St. Charles, and Redeemer (Cedar Rapids). Allie has taught classes on Modern Hymn Writing, Rewriting, and Collaboration at the annual Write About Jesus Workshop in St. Louis.
A writer of many genres including choral, worship, contemporary Christian, children’s songs, and hymns, Allie serves as a writer for Dave Clark’s Sunday Best Music, a division of Lillenas Publishing. Her songs have been in multiple choral musicals and anthems, children’s curricula, special event albums, and Bible Study compilation CDs.
Last year, Allie was honored as a Dove Award Nominee for “Best Special Event Album of the Year.” Most recently, Allie’s song “When Amidst the Storm I’m Shaken” was selected for Worship Leader Magazine’s SongDISCovery series.