The Harstad Fine Arts Series, Inc. (HFAS) is named after the late Associate in Ministry for Worship, Bonnie Harstad. It is a continuation of her vision to bring the arts to our community and honors her years of service that brought such vibrancy to music and worship, gaining the congregation national recognition. Faith Lutheran is known for being “deliberately diverse and fully inclusive” and is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, one of the largest denominations in the United States.
Established December 2015 by the congregation council of Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA, HFAS is an independent entity striving to serve the community by offering outstanding concerts and exhibitions, always free to the public. The first season (2016-2017) was a triumph with full houses, satisfied concert goers, and received critical acclaim. All artists engage in community outreach and concerts reach a wider audience by being broadcast on local public radio.
Season 1 – 2016-2017
November 15, 2016: The Fleisher-Jacobson Piano Duo. Leon Fliesher and Katherine Jacobson, piano
November-December 2016: Linda Witte Henke Exhibition: The Great O Antiphons
March 4, 2017: A Serenade for the Soul: Rhett Barnwell, harpist
April 28, 2017: An Evening with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
Board of Directors
Debbie Anderson (president), Kathy Rees Johnson (vice president), Debbie Rosenberg (treasurer),
Elaine Billington, Carol Davis, Stephanie Farrar, Crystal Harstad, Peter Pickett,
The Rev. Mark E. Sloss, Joan Sorenson, Matthew West, Thomas J. White (artistic director)