My name is Sytian and together with my husband and two cats I live in a great house of the ’30s in Rijswijk close to The Hague. From an early age I have been raised in making music: from singing in a youth choir to playing musical instruments such as a recorder, a piano, a flute, a guitar and later on also the violin. During this process I discovered my passion for singing worship songs and leading people into worship.
Encouraged by several wonderful people I accepted the adventure and this search to find out God’s plan in all of this. Part of this adventure was my stay in Dallas for a year to follow a Worshipschool. During this year I discovered new aspects of God and my relationship with Him became so much more intimate. That experience changed the way I lead people into worship.
“My desire is that through music and worship, people are touched by God, have a personal encounter with Him and can worship Him with everything they have.”
Besides leading the worship I am passionate about teaching others what worship is and also coaching bands and individuals in worship. You can think about subjects like ‘what does the Bible teach about worship?’, ‘what do you do on stage?’ and ‘how do you lead people into worship?”.
From an early age I have been singing and playing several instruments. Since my years as a student I started to sing and play in (worship)bands. During that time I have been singing on several Christian stages, like: student congresses, weddings and at several teenage services and regular church services.
In 2008-2009 I attended the study for being a worship leader at the Christ For The Nations Institute (CFNI) in Dallas, Texas. In this year I was thought by well-known worship leaders and songwriters such as Kari Jobe, Jennie Lee Riddle (writer of the “Revelation Song”) and the former worship team leader of Gateway Church. During this year I recorded my song “I kneel before You” in a studio in Florida being coached by the really experienced musician and Christian Kurt Johnston (i.a. musician of Bon Jovi). Besides all this I led the worship at the ‘arts-conference’ at which I co-operated with the musicians of the Gateway Church in Dallas.
Since I came back to the Netherlands I have been leading worship at several Christian events, such as the (teenage)conferences of the Hervormd Gereformeerde Jeugd Bond (HGJB), the Reveilweek, the Justice House of Prayer in The Hague (JHOP), church services and weddings.
Would you like to know what I have been up to in the last months or what will happen in the next weeks? Check my page ‘events’.