DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP - BRUCE BALGAARD
Bruce Balgaard has been a professional musician in the Twin Cities area for over 30 years. He studied voice at the U of M School of Music and specializes in guitar, bass, and vocals. Bruce currently owns Bruce Edward Music, LLC which provides the framework for his music performing, small project recording studio, and instrument repair shop. Bruce has involved in leading worship since his high school days with Young Life. Between 1996 and 2004, he was on staff at Church of the Open Door (Maple Grove, MN) where he was the head of the music department for five of the eight years. Bruce has recently finished an acoustic CD with local artist Sara Renner and is also very involved with his own private-party band, "The Covers."
Bruce is married to Cheryl who has worked for over 10 years at Ridgedale Library. They have two adult children - a son studying mechanical engineering in California and a daughter who teaches 10th grade English at Connections Academy in St. Paul.