UniVoice

Hannah Foster

Hannah was born in High Point, North Carolina, and began dancing and performing at a very young age. She attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and there she discovered her passion for musical theatre. Since graduating, Hannah has traveled the world, performing from musicals in California to covering the greatest hits on cruise ships in Europe and the Caribbean. Hannah is extremely excited to be going to be in Washington, D.C. to singing alongside such talented musicians on The World Stage Theater at the Museum of the Bible.

Nick Hardeman

Nick was born in Houma, LA and raised in Clinton, MS. Music has filled his home for as long as he can remember, and he became involved in music in the seventh grade. Upon entering high school, he joined a nationally renowned show choir, Clinton Attache, where they would received a #1 ranking for three of his four years in the group. Later in his high school years, Nick received the call to worship ministry, so he decided to pursue a degree in Worship Leadership at the University of Mobile. There, he joined the Voices of Mobile, led by Dr. Roger Breland. He served in this group for four years, where he met his lovely wife, Nicole. Together, they sang over 450 Christian concerts across the country and around the world. The Lord then called them to First Baptist Church Jackson, MS, where he served as an Associate Minister of Music. Learning to invest in people through adult choir, student choir, and praise teams was invaluable to this season. Outside of his relationship with Jesus and his wife, there is no greater fulfillment for him than pouring into other people and he looks forward to seeing the lives that will be touched by UniVoice.

Nicole Hardeman

Nicole is a native of Gainesville, GA. According to her parents, there has been a song in her heart since she was a little girl. On a weekly basis, you can find her songwriting, hiking with her husband, enjoying a latte while blogging, discipling other women, or crafting a painting for her art business. Nicole met her incredible husband and best friend, Nick, at the University of Mobile. They both sang over 450 Christian concerts across America and internationally with Dr. Roger Breland's Voices of Mobile. After Nicole graduated with a degree in Communication, she joined the UM staff as the Music Department’s Scholarship/Audition Coordinator. For the past year, Nicole has served on staff at First Baptist Church Jackson, MS as the Associate Student Minister for girls and in the Missions Department as the assistant to the Missions Director and Women’s Minister. Nicole is a dreamer and, to her, being a part of UniVoice is nothing short of a dream.

Mary Laura Boyett

Mary Laura is a diverse vocal artist native to Mississippi. You will hear her singing styles such as belting, legit and classical. Although from a small Mississippi town, traveling the globe is not foreign to Mary Laura. While attending the University of Mobile, she was a member of the stellar vocal ensemble, Voices of Mobile, and traveled and sang in countries like Cuba, China, and Israel, as well as across the United States in places including The Pentagon, and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Church, and for people such as Condoleeza Rice, and former U.S. Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Oliver North. Some of her other audiences have included Fox News personality Laura Ingram, former Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Tim Tebow. As an operatic performer, her roles include Fiordiligi - Così fan tutte, Widow Galwari - The Merry Widow, Mimi - La Bohème and Violetta - La Traviata. While opera is a passion of hers, her love for music does not stop there. After getting her B.M. in Vocal performance, Mary Laura recorded a self titled EP of various contemporary worship songs. She loves leading worship on Sundays, teaching private voice lessons, and singing at various churches and events. Without the support of her parents, none of this would be possible and she would like to thank them for encouraging her to pursue Jesus first and singing second. She would also like to thank her voice teacher, Maryann Kyle, aka “Mamma Wonder Muffin”, for transforming her voice and teaching her to be a “good person first.” “Sing for an audience of One,” is Mary Laura’s motto and she wants to give all honor and glory to God for all that He has done in her life.

Jared Mitchell

Jared is a singer/songwriter/worship leader originally from Norris City, IL. where he grew up with two wonderful parents and two siblings whom he also calls his best friends. Jared has always held faith and family at the highest value. Music has also been a huge part of Jared's life from a young age. He would sing at church, in nursing homes, and anywhere else he was. At age 10 his grandfather passed away from lung cancer. At the funeral service Jared sang his grandfather's favorite song, "I Can Only Imagine" for a large crowd. It was at that time that Jared realized his love for music was more than a hobby, it was his passion, calling, and purpose. Jared then began entering singing competitions throughout his teenage years. In 2013 Jared was a top 10 finalist in the National Christian talent competition, Exalting Him. Upon high school graduation, Jared decided to pursue a degree in Music. He attended Southeastern Illinois College for two years on a full music scholarship. Belmont University was Jared's dream school so in the fall of 2013 Jared transferred into Belmont's commercial music program on a music scholarship. The move to Nashville TN was a step of faith but definitely the right next step for Jared's career. Shortly after moving he began leading worship at Bethel World Outreach church in Brentwood, TN, and writing and recording his own music. Jared was featured in the Christmas at Belmont special on PBS in 2013 and 2015 and also in Belmont's Christian showcase in 2015. After graduating from Belmont University in the fall of 2015, Jared accepted a position with LifeWay Worship at the corporate headquarters in Nashville. In his free time Jared loves to meet new people, hang out with friends, play volleyball, watch college basketball, explore the outdoors, and travel. He has continued leading worship and pursuing a career in music over the past two years and looks forward to his bright future in music and ministry.

Geoffery Morgan

Geoffery has had a love for music and singing since he was a small child. He was fortunate to start training at the age of 7 in an all men and boys choir where he immediately fell more in love with his craft, and discovered the ability that music has to break through barriers and connect with people. He continued pursuing music through his undergrad in the form of a cappella groups, barbershop quartets, multiple choirs, private lessons, musical theater and Opera. He has worked professionally for the past two years throughout central Virginia performing on many stages and is thrilled to be performing on the World Stage as part of the Concert of the Ages.

“Sing to the Lord, bless His name; tell of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!” - Psalm 96:2-3

Hillary Vest

Hillary is a singer/songwriter, actress from Destin, FL. She has a Bachelors in Vocal Performance from the University of Mobile in Alabama. During her 4 years at the university, she sang roles such as Despina in Cosi fan tutte and Valencienne in The Merry Widow. She also sang with The Voices of Mobile, touring the United States and to countries such as Israel, Cuba, and China singing 800+ concerts! Last year, Hillary’s dream of living in NYC came true as she studied Musical Theatre at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy where her Father teaches voice. After returning to the Emerald Coast, she recorded an E.P. of original songs titled VEST with her brother, led worship with her family, as well as painted murals and artwork locally. Though her talents are many, her passion isn't in simply creating, but rather in magnifying the Creator, and uplifting and encouraging people through her music and art. She would like to thank her family, her Mother for inspiring her to dream BIG, and the Lord for allowing her every opportunity! Romans 15:13

Blake Walker

Blake is a graduate of the University of Mobile. He holds a degree in Worship Leadership with an emphasis in Church Ministries. Studying both Music and Theology has helped ground Blake in God's word and helped pave the way for his future in the ministry. Blake is also a songwriter with multiple songs published through 8Eighty Records. Blake toured extensively across the globe for four years with the Voices of Mobile, a vocal ensemble at the University of Mobile, directed by Dr. Roger Breland. Blake recently served for two years as a worship leader at Sugar Creek Baptist Church in Houston Texas.