Christa Mielke was saved at the age of 5 years old. Growing up in a pastor's home in southern Minneosta, she learned the importance of godly music. At the age of 15 she surrendered to the Lord to do whatever it was He asked of her. She graduated from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College with a degree in Bible and Vocal Music.
She has taught in a Christian School and directed youth and adult choirs for 5 years. She loves music and believes that it's purpose is two-fold: to Glorify God and Communicate a Message. Her husband, Daniel, serves with his father at First Baptist Church in Milltown as the Associate Pastor. She is the mother of two boys, Marcus and Matthias.
Ladies will greatly enjoy singing together under her leadership during this workshop and then performing during the Friday Evening General Session. (Workshop Session 2)
Rachael Metcalf grew up in a WFBC pastor's home and was saved when she was very young. Her dad pastored Temple Baptist in LaCrosse until she was 2, Rock Lake Baptist in Lake Mills through her 1st grade year, and Bible Baptist in Hudson through her late elementary, teen, and college days. Music was a key part of her childhood training in both the home and church ministry.
At Bob Jones University she earned an Elementary Education degree and greatly enjoyed being a member of a choir. After teaching 3rd grade in a Christian school in Antioch, CA, she married Nate and he became the Assistant to the Pastor at Bible Baptist Church in Hudson, WI. In January 2013, Nate accepted the position of principal and youth pastor at First Baptist Church in LaSalle, IL. Rachael keeps very busy helping in this ministry and taking care of 4 young children.
Ladies do NOT need musical ability, training, or special talent to play the tone chimes during this workshop! You will not only enjoy the workshop time, but also enjoy performing during the Saturday Morning General Session. (Workshop Session 3)
There will be no orchestra workshop this year. Instead, ladies are encouraged to bring their instrument to play along with the congregational singing in conjunction with the general sessions.
Participants, make note of the following: 1. Please indicate which instrument you will be playing on your registration form so that music can be provided for you. 2. You will need to provide your own music stand. 3. You will need to arrive in Pillsbury Hall 15 minutes prior to each singspiration time.
Select your own beads, create a design, and then make a piece of jewelry to take home with you. Ruth Shore enjoys sharing her hobby of jewlery making with other ladies.
She grew up in a sweet Christian home with 3 sisters in Galesville, WI. She is the mother of 4 young girls and likes to do crafting, baking, & sewing. She teaches Kindergarten at Berean Christian School in Galesville and is an active member of Holmen Baptist Church. (Workshop Session 1 or 4)
You don’t have to have any experience in scrapbooking for this class. We will be making several paper craft items that could give you ideas for church, ladies fellowships or to give to those who need some encouragement.
Beth Hollebeck is the wife of Sr. Pastor, Stephen Hollenbeck at East Delavan Baptist Church, Delavan, WI, where they have served together for the last 24 years. She is the mother of 3 married children with 19 years experience in Scrapbooking Retail and teaching Scrapbooking Classes. (Workshop Session 2 or 4)
FUN WITH FELT
Make a cute headband,coaster, note holder, or owl magnet. You may have time to make several plus take home patterns to make all you like. If you want to be ahead of the game, practice your blanket stitch...but a simple running stitch will work as well. All supplies will be provided, but a pair of scissors might be helpful if you want to bring them along.
Judy is enjoying being a grandma since the birth of her first grandchild in March (Workshop Session 1 or 3)