Sound of the Trumpet concert

Sound of the Trumpet concert   On Oct. 18 the Pondera Valley Lutheran Church will host a Sound of the Trumpet concert with Joel Finnesgard at 6:30 p.m.
   The concert will include a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary praise and worship music. The instrumental music leans towards easy listening, uplifting and inspirational.
   Finnesgard was born in northwestern North Dakota in 1965.  He was involved in the family farm and graduated from Divide County High School in 1983.  He studied music two winters at Eastern Montana College in Billings.
   After college he left Montana and farmed with his father and brother in North Dakota for three years prior to moving to California in 1987.  He moved to help with a home mission church (Victoria Community Church) in Rancho Cucamonga as a volunteer.  
   In 1989 Joel married June (daughter of missionaries Lu and Addie Mathison).  He worked in commercial construction until August 1999.  
   Since then Sound Of The Trumpet has been a full time ministry, that has included recording six albums (“Sound Of The Trumpet,” “Silver Christmas,” “Trumpet Of Praise,” “Sound Of Freedom,” “Trumpet Of Hymns,” and most recently “Trumpet Of Worship”) and over 700 performances throughout the United States and Canada.  
   He is currently studying trumpet under a retired MGM studio trumpet player, Uan Rasey, originally from Glasgow.
   Joel’s wife June resigned from her work as a CPA in October 2001 and now works fulltime in this ministry. Joel and June together with their children, Joy (3) and Josiah (1), enjoy sharing this ministry throughout the country.