Who we are
The FOCUS Collective began in 2010 as a worship team of missionaries serving at FOCUS events. Since then, the Lord has brought together a diverse mixture of musicians from both within and outside of FOCUS. Though we serve together, we are a collective because each of us is pursuing our individual callings to serve God in music through various avenues.
The FOCUS Collective logo is a sketch of a stained glass window, which represents the many different parts and facets of the Body of Christ coming together, reflecting the light of Christ in unique but unified ways.
This ministry of music is connected to our work with “A Beauty Initiative within FOCUS,” which is exploring ways to evangelize through the power of beauty.
“FOCUS Collective is bursting with talented musicians and singers but, more importantly, with authentic piety and devotion. During our Mount 2000 retreat for high school students, they kept the retreatants engaged with upbeat songs during concert time and they also helped the teens maintain a spirit of prayer during the Sacred Liturgy. They are easy to work with, show great reverence for the Blessed Sacrament and know how to use music
to encounter God.”
Msgr. Andrew Baker, Rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland
Sarah Kroger is a songwriter and worship leader. She has been leading worship at a range of national and international events for the past ten years. Her passion is to create a safe, prayerful space through her music in which people can encounter the heart of God. She recently released her fourth studio album titled, “Light”. Sarah lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, Dom.
James Rosenbloom is a renowned musician and composer of sacred music. His works have been performed in twenty-one states, and in five countries. His debut album, “Small Things With Great Love” reached the top ten on the iTunes ‘instrumental music’ charts, and has been heralded as being, “a breath of fresh air” and one that “speaks to the love of the artist.” James is currently based in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he continues to pursue both composing and performing. To learn more, check out Jamesrosenbloom.com.
Ricky Vazquez is a bilingual worship leader and songwriter/recording artist of Puerto Rican descent who currently resides in Nashville, TN. Ricky has traveled the country and internationally leading worship at a wide range of events for the last 6 years and has also released two folk singer-songwriter albums “Ghost of You” and “More Heart Than Sleeve” which both charted in the top 10 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. Ricky is also a part of a worship collective called “Village Lights” which recently signed with Integrity Music alongside two other artists. Beyond that, Ricky is a man of faith trying to portray the beauty of life through song, in both mainstream and Christian audiences.
JohnMarc Skoch is a singer/songwriter and is currently serving in his 9th year as a Regional Director for FOCUS. Over the years, he has spoken to and trained hundreds of students and missionaries in their walk of discipleship. As part of the FOCUS Collective, JohnMarc has performed and led worship for thousands all over the world, including at SEEK, Mount 2000, and World Youth Day 2019. His song, "Help My Unbelief," can be found on the FOCUS Collective’s ‘Origin’ album. You can also check out his self titled EP available on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, and Spotify.
Zorin McQuire has been a professional Music Director/producer for over a decade traveling with many artists across the United States and abroad. He’s paired his love and God-given gift of music, production and technology with his love for Jesus and the Church. Zorin is passionate about helping people experience the presence of God authentically and pursues that both while producing in the studio and in live worship experiences. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and two daughters.
Kenny Kohlhaas a professional guitarist, vocalist and worship leader from the Washington DC area. He was the Touring/Recording guitarist for Gospel/Inspirational pop star Bebe Winans from 2010-2015. Performances included USO Tour in Kuwait, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Cape Town Jazz Festival in South Africa. He Has Performed for Pope Francis, President Obama, and Quincy Jones. He was the Guitarist in the House Band for Martin Luther King’s 50th Anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. He currently works as a freelance guitarist, vocalist and worship leader around the country and serves as Music Director at the George Mason University St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel.
Leah Sedlacek has co-led worship as a violinist and vocalis at FOCUS national conferences, has co-produced the FOCUS Collective’s first album “Origin” and has played at numerous events, including World Youth Day 2016 in Kraków, Poland. Leah is also an accomplished classical violinist and studio musician, having tracked violin on numerous albums and performed at world-renowned venues. She serves with FOCUS at the FOCUS National Office with Carly Rupp, spearheading a Beauty Initiative within FOCUS which explores how true beauty can evangelize the culture and inspire people to know Jesus Christ. For more information, visit focus.org/beauty. Leah and her husband, Matt, live in Colorado with their two little children.
Kenny Kohlhaas is a professional recording artist, guitarist and vocalist from the Washington DC area. He has traveled the world playing large festivals as guitarist for world famous Gospel Artist BeBe Winans, and has played live and recorded in the studio for many other national and local artists. Kenny has performed at many of the main DC area venues and toured internationally. He has played guitar in front of major world leaders, including President Obama, and most recently performed with Marie Miller on a main stage performance for Pope Francis and 750,000 people in Philadelphia. He also played guitar in the house band for the historic 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the Lincoln Memorial steps in Washington DC.
Kenny released his debut self-titled album in 2012. It is available on iTunes. He is currently working on a follow-up album, so stay tuned! Find out more at http://kenny.band.