His Dream: a Ministry of Music
by Chrystal Houston
After several years of pursing his dream of praising God professionally through music, Sean Algaier (’03) is ready to retire—at least somewhat. Algaier has been traveling the country as a tour manager for big names such as Relient K, The OC Supertones, John Reuben and Rachael Lampa, and also singing with his own band, Watershed Worship, whenever his schedule allows. But the recent arrival of his first child, Sean Greysen, has changed his priorities, and Sean Sr. is now hoping to find a job that doesn’t keep him on the road four days a week.
“I love my job, but it’s not a job that’s great for a family guy,” said Algaier, who is looking for a position in youth or family ministry near his Franklin, TN home. “We’re ministry oriented people,” said Algaier, speaking also for his wife of two years, Misty. “That’s what we’ve grown up with. That’s what our hearts are called to do.” Algaier also hopes to continue singing occasional gigs with Watershed.
Most of his contemporaries remember Algaier as the hilarious guy in Soul Concern with the great singing voice, who could make you laugh both on and off the stage. He left YC in 2000 when a youth ministry internship turned into a full-time job offer, but he soon moved on to follow his real passion: music. He relocated to Nashville, where he hoped to sing with a major Christian group. When that didn’t pan out, he attended Lipscomb University for a semester, and began singing with a few guys for fun. This union eventually became Watershed Worship. Currently, Watershed sings for thousands of young people nationwide at youth rallies and teen events, encouraging them with their upbeat a cappella vocal stylings.
“We’re not your normal a cappella style band,” said Algaier of Watershed. “We want the kids to come away with an experience…the talent of the performers doesn’t touch young people—passion does.”
Watershed Worship recently performed at Soul Quest for the second year in a row. They have also performed at the Tulsa Workshop and Youth in Action several times.