Mike Alexander, Horn Player

An accomplished solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, Mike Alexander enjoys a varied orchestral and freelance career, performing regularly in orchestras across the United States including the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera here in the Twin Cities. Mike has appeared as a soloist with the New England Conservatory's Philharmonia Orchestra, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, and the Itasca Symphony Orchestra. In 2008, he participated in a residency at the Kennedy Center as a representative of the Eastman School of Music.

Mike Alexander holds a Master's Degree in Horn Performance from the New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor's in Horn Performance with Artist Diploma from the Eastman School of Music. Additionally, Mike is the horn instructor at the University of Wisconsin River Falls.

 
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Christine Free, Singer

Christine FREE Belfrey is a multidimensional artist: singer/songwriter, published author, recording artist, and educator. She is a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and Key of Faith COGIC. Presently, she is attending Luther Seminary as a M.Div Student where she is a ELCA Fund for Leaders Scholar Recipient. In addition, she is an ELCA Glocal Musician as a Worship Leader. She has directed and led choirs and worship teams throughout the past 12 years. She has been featured as a emcee and performer throughout the Twin Cities metro area where her ultimate message is to inspire, educate & empower! Christine shares her talent with Living Spirit as a song leader.

 
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Karrie Puckett, Dancer

Karrie Puckett is a member of Living Spirit as well as a talented dancer. She attended University of Jamestown on a dance scholarship, and now works at Lundstrum Performing Arts in north Minneapolis. Karrie shares her gift of liturgical dance with Living Spirit and offers "Rhythm and Grace," hip-hop dance/movement lessons for both children and adults. There is a (completely optional) performance opportunity at the end of each session.