Barbara Sartorius Bjelland is an author, artist and ordained chaplain currently living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Barbara’s published works include an inter-generational book on Communion, book reviews and academic journal articles. Barbara has presented papers on Arts and Theology at the Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) conference and the Verge Conference for the Trinity Western School of Arts, Media and Culture. Barbara has undergraduate degrees in art and history and graduate degrees from Regent College and Seattle Pacific University in theology and spiritual formation. Barbara has received several artists grants and awards. She loves to create original and commissioned artwork, much of which is on biblical themes. Barbara grew up in Minneapolis and Cuernavaca, Mexico—places that gave her a lifelong love of sky-blue waters, colorful artwork, and imagination.
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