Before anything there was the mind of God. Creativity preceded the
act of creation. The connection between art and faith is as close
as that of the creature to the Creator. Art is the substance of mind,
heart, and soul and is therefore a reflection of how the artist perceives,
feels about, and relates to the world and his or her concept of God.
Throughout my ministry I have sought to foster the
creative arts in worship, performance, exhibition, discussion, and
consultation. I have served on the boards of five arts organizations and have been president of the Berks
Arts Council and festival chairman of
the Berks Jazz Fest.
This section reflects my involvement in these areas.