exalt music ministry exists to serve cyt’s events & the young people of christchurch diocese through the music ministry.



{jessica claire bond}

music ministry coordinator

Jessica is CYT’s Music Ministry Coordinator. She studied Music Performance majoring in Voice at the University of Canterbury, Her experiences & training include Ignite Conference in Brisbane, Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference in Sydney and Worship University at Bethel Church in California.
You can contact Jessica on 03 353 0705 ext 208 or by email: jbond@chch.catholic.org.nz

What is exalt?

EXALT is a team of volunteer musicians who serve CYT and the Christchurch Diocese through music ministry at events, camps, Masses among many other things. The team primarily ministers through music to young people at diocesan events, but is occasionally invited to minister in other settings.

How can I get involved?

Auditions are held each year for volunteer musicians. These auditions are usually held in November, for the following year. 
In some cases, auditions may be scheduled on an individual basis throughout the year. You can contact Jessica if you would like an audition or more information about being a part of the EXALT team.

booking the exalt team

If you have a youth event and you are looking for support musically, you can contact Jessica about booking an EXALT team, but the team’s first priority is serving the Catholic Youth Team in the Christchurch Diocese. Please be aware that the team’s schedule is booked a year in advance and so as much notice as possible is required. Each request will be taken into consideration prayerfully and with consideration to volunteers schedules and priorities.

Music ministry formation

As a team member, EXALT offers formation to musicians and technicians who have made a commitment to the ministry. For 2016 this was through Team Nights, from 2017 onwards Team Nights have been integrated into Frontline Discipleship Programme. This is a streamed formation programme which focuses on forming youth and young adults into intentional disciples, leaders and for EXALT Music Ministry members, develops them as worshipers. 

production team

We are blessed to have a specific Production Team to serve as a part of CYT’s Music Ministry. Nathan Burtenshaw is Head of Production Team and has an awesome team of people serving alongside him, covering sound and lighting for events.
If this is something that interests you, get in contact! jbond@chch.catholic.org.nz

 music events & formation