About Krissy

Krissy Nordhoff is a professional songwriter and author (Writing Worship). She’s the creator of The Writing Worship Course and the Worship Songwriter Mentorship.

A Michigan native, Krissy grew up in a Christian home, learning a love for church music from her pianist grandmother. That love carried through the years as she attended Anderson University, studying songwriting with the legendary Gloria Gaither and later as Krissy taught piano and performed as an indie artist.

Realizing that her dreams were shifting away from travel and performing as she and her husband, Eric, welcomed young children, Krissy began to focus on songwriting. She poured her own tears and triumphs into songs birthed out of an ever-deepening relationship with God through each season of life. Along the way, she garnered three Dove Award nominations for her efforts and won a Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year for the beloved anthem “Your Great Name,” inspired by her own health battle and God’s healing. Her songs have been recorded by a variety of artists including Natalie Grant, Jenn Johnson (Bethel Music), Tauren Wells, Mandisa, Darlene Zschech, David and Nicole Binion, Travis Cottrell, Prestonwood Worship, Corey Voss, Dustin Smith, Phillips, Craig & Dean, and many others.

Passionate about training and encouraging the next generation of worship songwriters, Krissy now mentors, teaches, and creates resources, including informative podcasts (Brave Worship) and her popular “Songwriter Personality Test.” She has also penned a new book, Writing Worship: How To Craft Heartfelt Songs for the Church (David C Cook) that offers spiritual and practical insights for aspiring songwriters and worship teams that want to write original songs for their congregations.

Krissy, Eric, and their three children live in the suburbs of Nashville, TN.

Krissy’s Songs

BACK TO LIFE | Mandisa
YOUR GREAT NAME  | Natalie Grant
FAMOUS FOR (I Believe) | Tauren Wells (featuring Jenn Johnson)
OH PRAISE (THE ONLY ONE) | Aaron Shust
SEE YOU AGAIN | Anthony Evans
MERCY TREE | Lacey Sturm (Billy Graham: My Hope)
DONE | Tauren Wells
YOU COVER ME | Prestonwood Worship
CANYONS | Corey Voss
FIGHTING FOR US | Michel Farren
YOUR LOVE IS OUR FAVORITE SONG | Prestonwood Worship
TO GOD BE ALL GLORY | Centric Worship (Lauren Daigle)
OUR STORY OUR SONG | Prestonwood Worship
FIGHT FOR ME | Dustin Smith
I FOUND FREEDOM | Family Church
REACH OUT YOUR HAND | Dustin Smith
WHEN I SAY JESUS | Life.Church
IT’S ABOUT TO GET BEAUTIFUL | Dustin Smith
WATCH WHAT HE WILL DO | Cross Point Music
TRUE NORTH | Kerrie Roberts
BLESSED SAVIOR, FOUNT OF GRACE | Darlene Zschech
BOUNDLESS | Kerrie Roberts
NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES | Cross Point Music
BY YOUR GRACE | Kerrie Roberts
RIGHT NOW | Cross Point Music
IMMANUEL | Joshua Aaron
UNDEFEATED | Family Church
GLORIA (OUR SAVIOR FOUND US) | Darlene Zschech
NEVER RUNS DRY | Church House
BELONG | Daniel Doss
WONDER WORKING POWER | Krissy Nordhoff
MY HEART IS FULL | Krissy Nordhoff
OUTRAGEOUS LOVE | Krissy Nordhoff
FALLING LIKE STARS | The Song (Music From The Motion Picture)
MAJESTY IN A MANGER | Greg Sykes
HOPE OF THE CROSS | We Are Worship
THRONE OF PRAISE | Phillips, Craig, and Dean

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Krissy’s Accomplishments

  • GMA Dove Awards – Winner – 2012 – Worship Song of the Year – Your Great Name

  • GMA Dove Awards – Nominated – 2012 – Your Great Name – Song of the Year

  • Billboard – 2011 – #7 Christian Digital Songs – 66 Weeks On Chart – Your Great Name

  • ASCAP – 2012 – Christian Music Radio Performance Award

  • GMA Song of the Year – 1999 – Regional Winner