Ondria Durocher Witt is a Songwriter and Worship Leader, whose ministry began in 2005 when she and her father Robert J. Durocher, Jr. began writing Christian music together. In 2007, they released their first album of original Christian music, Songs Along the Way.
Ondria and Rob have been featured at several local worship events, and are now offering Contemporary Worship Workshops for those looking to begin a contemporary worship service, be introduced to new music, or wanting a refresher course for their worship leading and praise teams.
Ondria serves as a volunteer worship leader for the 9 am contemporary worship service at her home church of St. John's Lutheran Church (ELCA), Salisbury, NC. Ondria is also part of the contemporary musicians team, led by her father, Rob Durocher (Director of Music Ministries at St. John's).
In addition to being a worship leader, Ondria is passionate about being involved in various ministries at her church. In the past, she served as one of the main web administrators for the Center Celebration website, has helped with worship planning, selecting music for the contemporary service, and continues to serve as a as a worship team member for the contemporary worship service. Ondria also currently enjoys volunteering as a choir direcor for children ages 3-5, as part of the St. John's Weekday Church School program. Ondria has devoted her life to serving the Lord, and is currently working towards an Associate in Worship Arts Degree at The Worship Arts Conservatory.
When Ondria isn't at church, or working on church projects, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Sacha, and son, Balian. In addition to a passion for worship and music, Ondria is also the Founder and Sr. Contributing Editor for Mommy's Block Party, a popular family-friendly blog for moms.
Ondria is available to sing/share at special events and for special occasions.
Past events have included:
An evening of leading worship and song at Neel Road Baptist Church, Salisbury.
Special Sunday evening praise service at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury.
An evening of worship and praise at Calvary Lutheran Church, Spencer, NC.
Mid-week praise service at Morning Star Lutheran Church in Matthews, NC.
Evening of praise and worship at Concordia Lutheran Church in China Grove, NC.
An evening of praise with the Center Celebration Musicians at Las Palmas restaurant in Salisbury, NC.
Special music for the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Award Banquet at the Salisbury Civic Center.
Leading Sunday evening worship at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hickory, NC.
Contemporary Worship Workshop (with Rob Durocher) at Grace Lutheran Church, Hendersonville, NC.
Special musical offering for Sunday worship at First Presbyterian Church, Salisbury, NC.
Special musical offering for Lenten worship at First United Methodist Church, Salisbury, NC.
Annual Memorial Service for the Elks Lodge in Salisbury, NC.
Musical entertainment at the Wallace Realty Co. Christmas Party.
CD Release Party at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury.
Eastern Star Installation Service
Mother/Daughter Banquets in various locations.
Annual service of TOTAL PRAISE with the Center Celebration Musicians.
Several weddings, funeral/memorial services and baptisms.