Shuree Rivera is a singer who’s vocals and energy stir people to positive re-action. Shuree’s style has been described as Rock/Soul/Pop combo. Shuree is a vocalist at Willow Creek Community church, performs original music around the Chi-Town, and is a member of the Roy Vombrack Orchestra. She has released two albums “Author of my life” a solo debut in 2004 and “Christmas Expressions,” a collaborative effort with well known Chicago singer Shawn Christopher in 2009.
I am just "One Girl" who's found beauty out of brokenness, peace in the midst of chaos, and purpose out of failure. I take these lessons with me into the lyrics I write, the songs I sing, and the interactions I have with people I lead in worship.
I grew up singing in my church, leading urban ministry teams in college, starting non-profit organizations to help kids in need, and now help lead worship at various churches, including my wonderful home church Willow Creek. It hasn't always been easy, though. All my life I've been caught in the tension between black and white, love and care, acceptance and hate, joy and pain. Through many up's and downs I've learned to find peace in the midst of it all by staying focused on the God who makes beauty arise out of broken things. It is with this heart that my album is being created.
My soon to be released song "Broken is Beautiful" is inspired by Romans 8:28 and the experiences I have had. It's been amazing to see God pick up the broken pieces of my life and create a beautiful mosaic. I have found that it's easy to go through trials and wonder why God is letting them occur, but I have found that that's the wrong question. Now I ask God how He's going to use my temporary trial for his permanent praise.
Do I really believe One Girl Can Change the World? Yes!
There is an undeniable courage that arises when one girl decides to let the broken pieces of her life strengthen her character and believe me when one find’s this sacred place, it will propel them to uncharted heights. I believe with the help of the Spirit we can all, whatever ethnicity, male or female, young or old, soar and undertake extraordinary missions that will touch the lives of many. It is my hope this album will empower many to move forward through life with confidence, peace, and assurance that YOU are more then a life passing in a sea of souls but a person created with a purpose no matter where you are.