for KING & COUNTRY is one of the music industry’s most respected and decorated duos. Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have won four GRAMMY Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 13 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and their eight No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing accumulation of over one billion on-demand streams.
The RIAA Platinum-selling act’s live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds whether in the U.S.A, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand. for KING & COUNTRY’S most recent album, the RIAA Gold certified Burn The Ships debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and has since propelled the duo to five consecutive No. 1 songs including “joy.,” “TOGETHER (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly),” and the 11-week platinum smash “God Only Knows.”
The global hitmakers have collaborated with a diverse list of artists including the legendary Dolly Parton, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Timbaland, amongst others. Joel and Luke Smallbone are committed to numerous philanthropic efforts focused on human trafficking, children in need, as well as numerous programs in support of the arts.
Loren grew up in the Seattle area and learned to waterski on Lake Washington when she was five years old. She attended the University of Washington. After that she worked as an Account Manager for Kodak for 10 years. She has been involved in many ministries over the years including Young Life, Bible Study Fellowship, and MOPS. She is currently a Moms in Prayer Area Coordinator and the Program Coordinator for the Anchor Gathering.
Loren has been married to Drake for 26 years and they have two children: Adam (21) and Anna (17).
Loren’s perfect day starts with coffee and reading God’s Word. One of her favorite places to be is on a boat on Lake Sammamish! She also loves to play games and laugh with her mom, sisters and friends. She enjoys hosting the Anchor at Home and loves the community it brings to women.
Ann McNeil was an elementary and middle school teacher for 29 years. As a teacher, Ann was passionate about supporting and guiding others to find their strengths. She treated her students, staff, and community with dignity, appreciation, and love. After retiring from teaching in 2021, Ann and her husband were ready to move to sunny Arizona to write the next chapter of their story. However, this past year Ann realized that she wasn’t ready to retire and has worked at a conference planning company in addition to pursuing her passion in real estate. Ann is passionate about serving others and has realized that no matter what the career, serving others and showing agape love is most important.
Ann loves to spend time with her family, Blaine (husband), Emmalee and Mark (daughter and son-in-law), Jenna (daughter), Jake (son), and Hudson (golden retriever). Ann is an avid fitness and health nut. She loves to work out, play golf, pickleball, wake surf and go on evening walks to enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunsets. In addition, you may find Ann and her husband attending college and pro sporting events in the Arizona valley.
“Be alert to give service. What counts a great deal in life is what we do for others. Make service your first priority, not success, and success will follow” –Unknown
“To lead is to Serve.”