Southern gospel family group, New Journey, has been traveling and singing together for over a decade. Siblings, Michelle and Melissa, are founding members of New Journey (2013) with Michelle’s daughter, Shannon, joining in 2022 and Shannon’s husband, Jeffrey, joining in 2023. The members of New Journey not only have tight harmonies and a strong passion to share the gospel, but their close family relationship shines through on stage as they sing words of salvation, hope, healing and God’s love.

With a deep history of the group’s individuals singing over many decades, they have been blessed to have the opportunity to see many souls come to know the Lord as their personal savior. God has continued to lead the ministry throughout the years, encouraging New Journey to keep moving forward in God’s will, whatever that may look like.

Melissa  •  Michelle  •  Shannon  •  Jeffrey

Melissa  •  Michelle  •  Shannon  •  Jeffrey

Melissa (Eutsey) Tressler

Melissa (Missie) has been singing most of her life starting with her family’s music ministry, The Gospel Rays (1978-2009). She started singing one song (with Michelle) at 5 years old, leading to full concerts before the age of 9. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at age 7. A founding member of New Journey (2013), Missie loves to share with others how thankful she is to God for His salvation, faithfulness and abundance of love and grace that He lavishes on her and her family in all areas of life (valleys and mountain tops). Her love of music and singing shines throughout her sweet voice and personality onstage and offstage.

  • Married to Patrick Tressler (1991) with two amazing children Hope and Luke.

  • Has a cat “Little Kitty” and a dog “Evie” (why isn’t the dog’s name Little Doggy?)

  • Works full time at an insurance brokerage firm in the IT/Admin Dept

Michelle sang and played piano with her family’s group, The Gospel Rays, (1978-2009) starting at 11 years old. Saved at age 9, she has seen many lives changed by the power of God and His faithfulness. A founding member of New Journey (2013), Michelle struggles with Rheumatoid Arthritis and MS but God has been so good and has not only used the illness to help strengthen herself, but to help her minister to others going through similar health situations.

  • She cannot read music but instead plays piano by ear

  • Married to Vaughn Tantlinger (1989) with two kids (Justin & Shannon) who are both married

  • Is an entrepreneur who has owned 4 businesses

Michelle (Eutsey) Tantlinger

Shannon (Tantlinger) Cavett

Shannon has always loved the Southern Gospel genre, singing on stage since she was very young (2 years old). She was blessed with the opportunity to not only sing with her family’s group The Gospel Rays, but has continued to sing as a worship leader at multiple churches over the years. During 2020, she felt God lead her to record a solo album which allowed her to travel with New Journey & sing her songs during 2021. Shannon joined New Journey in 2022 as an official part of the group. She feels very blessed to share the stage with her mom & aunt and to be given the opportunity to spread the Gospel through song.

  • She married her amazing husband, Jeffrey Cavett, on December 30, 2022!

  • Has a cat named “Peanut”, loves the show FRIENDS, coffee shops & traveling!

  • She owns a small business/boutique online store Grounded In Grace

Jeffrey grew up in the Philadelphia area and relocated to Pittsburgh for college where he joined the Heinz Chapel Choir. Fast forward, he now leads worship with Shannon at their home church when they aren’t traveling with New Journey. Meeting Shannon and her family meant also taking a deep dive into the Southern Gospel genre of music. Having only heard of the Booth Brothers during his college years, he is now an avid listener of all Southern Gospel groups! Joining New Journey in 2022, Jeffrey runs the soundboard when not singing on stage.

  • Jeff is a financial advisor by day.

  • He loves to ride his bike long distance (yes, 20 miles is an easy day for Jeff!)

  • His favorite place to travel to is his family’s cabin in Maine.

Jeffrey Cavett



Family harmony with the central focus of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the core of New Journey. Each song that Michelle, Melissa, Shannon and Jeffrey sing have the goal of sharing God’s love, unwavering peace and unending faithfulness. New Journey is passionate about uplifting those they sing to.

New Journey was formed in 2013 as a “new journey” for each of the singers. That journey has led them to many churches and events over the years and the group has continued to pray that God continues to guide the ministry and to do what He wants with it. Knowing that His plan is always best, New Journey looks backwards with thanksgiving of what He’s done and they look forward with excitement of what’s to come!



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