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December 30, 2007 Guest – Jerry Evenrud
Program: New Beginnings

Jerry Evenrud is a retired church musician who has an a vocational passion for visual arts. While Evenrud was serving as Director of the Ministry of Music at Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire. Wisconsin, he was a member of the "Art for Faith’s Sake" committee that was developing a collection of biblical art.


"The Prodigal Son"
by Rembrandt,
c. 1662 Oil on canvas

Particularly inspired by one piece interpreting the parable of the Prodigal Son (pictured left), he began developing his private collection. The images in this book are selected from the more than 200 pieces in his collection.

Evenrud served as director of music and the arts for the American Lutheran Church from 1976 to 1987, at which time he was appointed to a similar position for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. While there he developed a biblically-inspired collection of art for the churchwide office in Chicago. Evenrud is a Distinguished Alumnus of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.

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