Mrs. Jane Foerster
- Hometown: Kansas City, MO
- Joined the BCS staff in 1993
- Education: BA – Music, University of Missouri
Masters – Music Education, Kent State University
Mrs. Foerster has worked with BCS students in various roles in our music department since 1993. Jane also serves as a worship leader for the Friday Fellowship seniors group at Elmbrook Church, and she sings in Master Singers of Milwaukee, a local choral organization. Jane and her husband, John, are a blended family with 4 children and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and playing the piano.
She says, “I enjoy being able to teach music in ways that will encourage students to sing and play for their Lord, and to understand and appreciate the wide variety of music in God’s world. Being a Christian music educator means that I recognize God as the supreme Creator. He, in turn, gifted man with abilities to create and re-create. For these abilities, I am thankful. My job is to present a variety of music that shows God’s creativity, diversity and His desire for man to express emotion.
Another aspect of being a Christian music educator is to help students identify their God-given musical abilities; to help cultivate them; to help students learn to use their gifts in service to God. Service to God is not limited to “church.” Christians, by the mere fact of being Christian, take the name of Jesus with them everywhere they go. They take Jesus to a high school band practice, to a music lesson at the music store, to playing in a combo with kids in their neighborhood or being part of a worship service on Sunday morning. My job is to help students recognize that their abilities are gifts from God and due homage to Him should be given."
Her life verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, which says: “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” Jane says these verses "remind me that I am nothing on my own. Only through total dependence on Jesus can I be strong. My prayer is that my students will learn total dependence on Jesus — that their abilities; their performances; their lives; must be one of total reliance on God.”
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