Katie Schaumann

Katie Schaumann

Katie is a staff writer and part of Come&Live!’s Artist Relations and Development team.​
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 15:20

Artist Interview: Chad Johnson

If God asked you to quit what you were doing and follow Him in a different direction, would you? That is exactly what Chad Johnson did nine years ago when he began Come&Live! Chad shares about the steps of obedience he took, and how God has been transforming his life ever since, in this month’s artist interview.

New artist Alex Vinicius has been involved in both Steiger and Come&Live! for many years. We’re very excited to introduce you to him, as he shares what it’s like being a Christian in a secular band in Brazil. As you might imagine, there are many challenges, but God always has a plan.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:00

Artist Interview: No Longer Music

No Longer Music (NLM) is an evangelistic music and theater production led by David Pierce, the founder of Steiger International. For over thirty years, NLM has used the stage to communicate the Gospel of Jesus all over the world.

This month, I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend, Ben Pierce, the lead vocalist of No Longer Music. Ben is also the director of Come&Live! and host of the Provoke & Inspire podcast. He shared about NLM’s vision and what makes them different from other bands.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:07

Artist Interview: Delta Fleet

Delta Fleet is the most recent band to join Come&Live!’s family of artists who are boldly sharing the message of Christ outside the Church. In this interview, band leader Jacob Pierce shares with us a bit about how God has been challenging them and using them in the club scene in Hawaii, and the unique Christian artist community that has been forming on Oahu.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 10:26

Artist Interview: NUTEKI

For this month’s Come&Live! artist interview, I chatted with Misha Nokarashvili, lead singer of the band NUTEKI from Belarus. He shared with me about the way they follow up with those who respond to the Gospel at their shows, and how people are getting involved in local churches across the Russian-speaking world, as a result.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 11:55

Artist Interview: Jharmaine Boyd

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Come&Live! artist Jharmaine Boyd, about being a performance artist for Jesus in Chicago. It was so encouraging to hear the many different ways God has moved in her life, and is continuing to develop her art. Both her perspective and her passion for the Cross are so refreshing, and we're excited to have her as part of our artist community!
This year, Steiger band Nuteki was able to play 19 concerts across various parts of Russia, including the Far Eastern region of the country and Siberia. Russia passed a new law in 2016 forbidding the preaching of the Gospel, which has resulted in many churches becoming afraid of doing any kind of evangelism.
During Nuteki’s recent tour of Kazakhstan (09/07 - 09/21), they were able to play five concerts for a total of 4800 people, 180 of which prayed to Jesus for the first time! Kazakhstan is a predominantly Muslim country, and is considered very closed to the Gospel.
Sobre Todo Nombre recently returned from a short tour in Norway, where they played gigs in two different clubs in Kristiansand and Oslo. The last time they played in the country, they were told that unless they refrained from preaching the Gospel, they wouldn't be able to play again in a local venue in Kristiansand - yet somehow they were invited back again.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:10

Artist Interview: Artem "R. Tech" Usov

This month, I connected with one of the most recent additions to the Come&Live! artist family, b-boy Artem “R. Tech” Usov from Ukraine. He filled me in on what he’s been up to recently, and talked about how he uses his platform as a breakdancer to share Jesus in the hip-hop scene, both in his home country and around the world.
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