my Story

A korean-american from texas

I was adopted from South Korea when I was 6 months old and spent the first 18 years of my life in Dallas, Texas. By the time I graduated High School, I had traveled the globe, learned many instruments and had produced original songs and videos (which are pretty cringe-worthy, but everyone's gotta start somewhere).

I graduated from Greenville College (now Greenville University) in 2015 with a degree in Worship Arts and got married to my High School sweetheart a year later. We currently reside in Springfield, MO where I serve Schweitzer Church as the Worship and Creative Director.

in the workplace

I love working with small teams in fast-paced, agile environments. From developing communications strategies to crafting great user experiences for end-users and behind-the-scenes staff, I thrive when I am helping people tell great stories.

Nothing brightens my day more than helping someone solve a tough problem or using technology to reduce their headaches.

KJ's head and shoulders are framed against a blurry nature scene cast in the golden light of sunset. KJ is wearing a navy blazer and a white, collared shirt with a rose pattern on it. He is smiling, looking directly at the camera.

Key Qualities

  • Strategist & Ideator
  • Team Player
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Fast Learner

Music & Beyond

Music was my first step as a creative, but it didn't stop there. I write and direct films, produce videos and podcasts, develop websites and empower others to step into their own creativity.

Great creatives deliver fun, inspiration and meaning that augments and amplifies the message. I help individuals and organizations do just that.

My Work
EP Artwork: a mountain range is set behind wisps of fog across a lake. The words To The Dawn are set centered in the image, and below it is the artist's name, KJ Roelke

Key Skills

  • Project Management
  • Film & Video
  • Music Production
  • Web Development
  • Coaching & Mentoring

BUT WHAT DOES 'K.J.' STAND FOR?!

I stand for justice, equality, grace and compassion. I believe that intersectionality is not something to be feared but to be reveled in.

If you want to know what 'KJ' stands for in the more legal, what's-your-name sense of the word, you'll have to hire me.