WORSHIP SONGWRITER WORKSHOP, SACRAMENTO (September 6-7, 2019) I encourage all worship leaders and songwriters in northern California to be a part of this upcoming fall workshop, where I’ll be a workshop leader. David M. Bailey (Urban Doxology) and Dr. Pete Sanchez (“I Exalt Thee”) are keynote speakers, and Chris Long (Deer Hill Music) will also talk about the business/legal aspects of songwriting. For more information and registration, see their Facebook page here.

CALVIN INSTITUTE (December 2-4, 2019) The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has invited me to join a peer review working group to discuss evolutionary ideas of multicultural worship. This is a unique opportunity for me, and I look forward to collaborative interaction and learning with some of the leading scholars and practitioners in multicultural worship.

NAMM SHOW, NASHVILLE (January 16-19, 2019) After an exciting showing at the Summer NAMM Show where we won “Best In Show,” the INNOVA crew will once again host a booth at the National Association of Music Merchants Show in Anaheim, California, to show off the WalkaBout. We’ve got some new accessories to unveil at the show, so you’ll want to stay tuned. If you’re a NAMM participant, please make sure you come by Booth 7445! More info on

INTERSECTIONS: ARTS & FAITH CONFERENCE, SACRAMENTO (February 28-29, 2020) If you’re a dancer, painter, musician, actor, writer, etc., you need to come to this gathering of artists of faith! This year’s event will be at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California. More details to come on the website,

OTHER ENGAGEMENTS I’m always looking for opportunities to speak on worship or faith and the arts, perform as a soloist or with my duo, Waiting For Sunday, or my trio, ML3, and lead worship with God’s people. If you’d like me to visit, please contact me. I’d love to join you in your journey.

CHILTON_PalmSunday2009-010OAK HILLS CHURCH    As the Creative Arts Pastor, I regularly lead worship at my home church (1100 Blue Ravine Road in Folsom, phone 983-0181). While I don’t consider this “performing” in the typical sense of the word, I would love to have you join us as we meet God together. Services are Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00 AM.

To get the latest info, friend “Manuel Luz,” “Manuel Luz Trio,” “Waiting For Sunday,” and “Imagine That Book” on Facebook. THANKS!