All dressed up for our Halloween Hoedown, 2016

 

Getting to know Ben...

Full Name:  Benjamin Joseph Halsne     Ministry Title:  Worship Arts Director

Birthdate:  October 27, 1989

Family:  My wife is Kathleen

Education:  BS Music Education. MM Choral Conducting

Spiritual Gifts:  Leadership, Hospitality, Empathy

My Personality Type (DiSC Test):  High I (and Meyers Briggs: ENFP)

What I love about East Hills is:  The meaningful fellowship I get to have with people.

I would describe my job as:  My job is a joy. I am given the opportunity to cultivate and develop a spirit of submission and worship while being able to utilize my gifting and both encourage and equip others to do the same.

Favorite recording artist:  Mutemath

How I spend my days off:  DIY home projects. Trivia.

Hobbies:  Trivia, Golf

Besides the Bible, three books that have influenced me:  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The World’s Last Night, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Most influential book of the Bible to me:  James

Best example of love that I’ve seen:  My Mother and Father

I’d give anything to meet:  Steve Martin, John Piper or C.S. Lewis

If God put me in charge, I’d make sure heaven included:  Babies

My most irrational act:  Fear of Bananas

Nobody knows I:  am an Introvert

Favorite movies:  The Three Amigos, Away We Go

How I became a Christian:  I was raised in a Christian home, but finally came to a real relationship with Jesus after the passing of my sister during my senior year of high school.

How I met my spouse:  We were the president and vice president of our choir in college, I was nothing without her.

If I had to live in another country, I’d choose:  Norway

I’d appreciate prayer for:  New Marriage