Tyler has been involved in music ministry for most of his life. He grew up in Crystal Lake attending Crystal Lake South High School. There he was involved in the choral, band, and musical theater programs. He was also a member of the Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama, playing the saxophone.
Tyler has studied piano since the age of 6 with pianist Peggy Ognacevic as well as with Dr. Janice Razaq of Harper College performing both as a soloist and accompaniment.
He has taken several music courses at Harper College both theory intensive and applied music. He sang with the Harper Choir, traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Masterwork Festival Chorus in 2017 at the Kennedy Center.
Tyler has been involved in handbells, choirs, and worship bands at Shepherd of the Prairie throughout his childhood and has been leading the Youth Worship Band since its induction in 2012. Tyler also started the coffeehouse event Face to Face at Shepherd of the Prairie and organizes each event.
Tyler loves serving Christ through music and is grateful for the opportunity to continue to spread the good news through the incredible power of music as the Contemporary Worship Leader at Shepherd of the Prairie.