Our Kvale connection has produced a new acquaintance with Dr. Ryan F. Smith, Fellow of Music at New St. Andrews College in Idaho. Dr. Smith is a performer and teacher of piano music, has been a church musician for much of his life and has taught in college since 2013. He earned his doctorate from the University of South Carolina and earned tenure at Coker University.
You all know how important music is in the lives of Christians; it is not only beautiful, and so pleasurable, but it informs the mind and warms the heart, teaching the voice how to praise our God, its creator and ours. Please come to hear music well played by Dr. Smith and bring your children for whom he has a big heart. The concert is scheduled for Friday, October 11 at 7:00 in the evening here in the sanctuary. A Master Class is planned for budding performers on Saturday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the music room.
Not to be outdone by the Kvales, Dr. Smith is married to one Abigail Lundelius who was once a roommate of Bryonie Rayburn Moon at Covenant College! The Smiths have four children.