About Us

Our Mission

Worship Convergence International exists to equip worship teams to utilize their musical gifts throughout the world and make disciples through life-changing experiences.

Our Vision

Worship Convergence International seeks to converge music and missions to accomplish the church’s great commission with godliness, effectiveness, and excellence.

The WCI Difference

Our purpose is to facilitate mission tours that include:

  1. Musical experiences that are worshipful and life-changing.

  2. Missional opportunities that reach the nations for Jesus Christ.

  3. Ministry-centered projects that encourage and edify churches and partners on the ground.

  4. Must-see destinations that expand hearts and minds globally for the gospel.

  5. Moments that embrace fun, community, and the family of God.

  6. Margin for personal exploration, team connection, and spiritual reflection.

  7. Memories that will last a lifetime.

Leadership Team

Rev. John Bolin

Executive Director

John Bolin is an artist who has excelled as a singer, worship leader, songwriter, and arranger. John has performed and ministered to audiences since he was old enough to stand and is a premier soloist. He has performed over 1,300 concerts nationally and internationally; he has produced and sung on more than 25 albums. As a composer and arranger, John has written over 180 songs, with over 150 songs and arrangements being published for print. Many of John’s songs have been featured on artists’ albums, and his projects have received multiple Dove Award nominations.

John is viewed as a leading voice for worship leaders, worship ministries, choirs and orchestras, multigenerational worship, and family worship. He has hosted and taught at numerous conferences all over the world, and his blogs and articles have been featured in multiple worship magazines and online platforms. His love and passion for the local church is foundational as he continues to lead congregations in worship on a weekly basis.

John’s most recent worship project is the publication of the book How to Spell WORSHIP with Your Family that teaches how to harness the power of worship in our personal lives and also train it with our homes.

John and his wife Paige have 5 children: Grace, Hudson, John Luke, Levi, and Ellie

Dr. Gene Peterson

Founding Director

Dr. Gene Peterson serves as the Artistic Director & Vice President of Artistic Development for Perform International and Perform America, casting the mission and vision for performance events and tours in the United States and throughout the world.

Dr. Peterson is an internationally recognized choral conductor and clinician, whose prior appointments include Director of Choral & Vocal Studies and Professor of Music at the Collinsworth School of Performing Arts at California Baptist University in Riverside, California, Director of Choral Studies at Bethel University (Minnesota) and Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Peterson has also served as music director and conductor for college, secondary school, church, and community choirs in California and Washington. Ensembles under his leadership have performed in venues throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, including the Sistine Chapel, the Sydney Opera House, Chicago Symphony Hall, and Carnegie Hall.

Due to his reputation in the international choral community, Dr. Peterson is in high demand as a lecturer, choral clinician and adjudicator for local, regional, and international choral festivals, symposiums and workshops, has conducted numerous honor choirs and all-state choirs, and served as a guest conductor for choral concerts and festivals around the world.

Dr. Peterson has served in various functions for ACDA, the California Choral Directors Association, the California Music Educators Association, and the Minnesota Choral Directors Association.

Scott Revo

Director of Program Development

Scott Revo has 30 years of experience as a marketing, events, and publishing professional, from choral print music to planning concert events in some of the most iconic venues around the world. Featuring stints with Getty Music, Word Music, and Pine Lake Music, he has worked and partnered with many of the most successful publishing companies, composers, and arrangers in church music.

At Word Music, Scott served as Senior Director of Marketing, highlighted with the release of the bestselling The Celebration Hymnal and at Getty Music, he helped to develop and manage the highly successful Sing! Global Conference and Carnegie Hall concert events.

In addition to his music industry experience, Scott co-founded an international music performance travel company. He has helped thousands of travelers to have life-changing music experiences across the globe. His passport stamp count is approaching 50 countries…and counting.

Scott lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Beverly. He plays trombone and enjoys music of all styles. Scott also enjoys hiking, art museums, and college sports and roots for his alma mater, the University of Kentucky.

David Burtt

Worship & Ministry Advisor

David Burtt is a full-time Worship Pastor at FBC Ocala, FL and has a serious passion for worship and missions. David has led worship teams in the local church for over a decade as a choir and orchestra director and has had many incredible opportunities to sing all over the world in countries like Cuba, China, the Philippines, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Italy and Brazil.

Before heading off to college, David served in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Mobile, Alabama as a reservist. While in college, he sang with the college vocal ensemble, Voices of Mobile, from the University of Mobile led by Roger Breland, and served as the group’s Tour Manager his senior year. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Worship Leadership, David spent the following summer leading worship for evangelistic crusades as a Military Music Pastor with the Cathedral of Praise in Manila, the Philippines. Currently, David serves as a team leader and featured soloist for the Florida Worship Choir and Orchestra.

When David is not traveling or singing, you can often find him playing disc golf at the local course or spending time with his wife Jessica and his sons Levi and Asher.

Management Team

Paul Lam - Founder & Chairman

Paul Lam is the senior advisor for Worship Convergence International. Over three decades, he has successfully organized a vast number of performance and special interest tour programs to internationally acclaimed events such as the FIFA World Cup USA, Beijing Olympic Cultural & Music Festival, Oberammergau Passion Play, and the Rome Sacred Music Festival. He is also the founder of Kingsway International.

Roland Zuehlke - Managing Director

Born and raised in Switzerland, Roland Zuehlke arrived in the U.S. in 1987 to complete his studies in New York and launch a career in marketing and advertising. He has held senior positions at Switzerland Tourism and Kuoni Tours amassing more than 20 years of experience meeting the demands of discerning and knowledgeable music directors. His career includes organizing many large music festivals in Austria, France, Germany and Italy as well as international events such as the Oberammergau Passion Play and Catholic World Youth Day.

Zoe Franciscus - Managing Director

In charge of program management, Zoe Franciscus draws heavily on her creativity and broad knowledge of European group travel. She was born and raised in Ireland and holds a B.A. in International Marketing and Japanese. Since 1997 Franciscus has held various executive positions while working for several multi-billion dollar international tour operators. She has organized successful international music festivals in Canterbury, Lincoln, Lucerne, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna, Wells and York as well as hundreds of customized performance tours throughout Europe.

Julia Wright - Administrative Manager

With more than 20 years in retail management, Julia Wright has an extensive background in sales and operations with a focus on the customer experience.  The skills gained from working in a customer-centric culture have also been applied in her work portfolio as project manager in special event planning, interior design projects for residential and commercial clients, and as a business/personal coach.  Since 2011, providing great experiences has extended to her role as a group travel coordinator for choir and orchestra domestic and international mission tours.  She has a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.

Stephanie Payne -Tour Operations Manager

Stephanie Payne’s background is centered around music and ministry. Her professional musical experience includes four years as a private oboe instructor to middle and high school students in the Houston, TX area. Mission travel includes recent tours as a choir member and oboist to Costa Rica and Italy and has early roots beginning with youth choir domestic travel and growing up as a child of a worship pastor who led mission trips and choir tours. In college, she spent two summers as a worship intern working with adult and youth choirs learning the inner workings of music ministry and group mission travel planning. She has a B.S. in church music and oboe performance from Baylor University.