Elyse is a gifted singer-songwriter with a passion for worshipping God. Music was a passion for Elyse at a very young age. Born into a musical family, she began singing alone or with her three sisters almost as soon as she could talk. She quickly developed a love of the piano and was writing her first songs before she was ten. At twelve she wrote, sang and played her first song in church and discovered she had a lot to learn about singing. Elyse continued to write songs about the things that are important to most teens: young love and heart-ache, but it wasn't until the Youth Quake Conference in 1998 that a more soulful song took notice. Elyse entered an original song about the persecution of Christians around the world, and won the top prize in the competition, performing the song live before the thousands that attended and returning to Briercrest School to record the single later that year. Soon after, Elyse discovered the joy of leading God's people into worship and discovered new gifts of leadership. She began to lead a worship team for her church youth group and started writing songs that were sung in their praise and worship services. It was during this time that she felt a call on her life to be a worship leader. Upon entering bible college after high school, Elyse finally had the opportunity to really learn how to sing after faking it for years. It must have paid off, because later that year while performing at a grass roots Christian music awards show, what was then called SoundsAlive, but later was know as the Shai awards, Elyse was offered a job as a vocal instructor at a Calgary music studio. For the next 7 years, Elyse turned all her attention toward teaching music, but she never stopped writing songs. During this time she met and married her husband, Ryan Schindel, and graduated from College with a diploma of Christian leadership. She remained active in the worship program at Foothills Alliance Church. In 2007 Elyse felt a strong desire to record some of the songs that God had given her over the course of the last few years. She recorded her debut independent CD titled "Satisfied" on which she showcased twelve Praise and Worship songs. She dedicated the album to her church and recognized that without their support of her gifts, she wouldn't have had the courage to take on such a large project. Elyse has already seen God work through the songs on the CD and hopes to continue to see His path unfold in her life.