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Jazz and Improv | Ike and Misty Ann Sturm | Everyday Spirituality
In this episode of Everyday Spirituality we talk with Ike and Misty Ann Sturm. Ike and Misty met over their love of music and valentines candy while in college–Ike for jazz and sacred music, Misty for classical. After graduation, Ike used his unique blend of sacred music and jazz at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Manhattan as the Music Director for their Jazz Vespers Service. Misty is a teacher and mother who continues to share her gift of music in conjunction with Ike and other musical collectives regularly.
I loved hearing the concepts of creativity, spirituality and justice weave themselves through each part of our conversation. Listing as both Ike and Misty talk about the interconnectedness of these concepts reignited my passion for our mission. Somehow, creativity can inform and elevate spirituality, which can inspire and direct justice, which sparks new and powerful creativity.
“The brain fascinates me. The brain is an organ that produces thoughts; that create feelings in our body; those feelings create actions and those actions create results. I’m interested in that whole, long, complicated line.”
“If you open yourself up to (creativity), a lot can happen, you allow yourself to not know what’s going to happen next, and you allow that to be part of the conversation in the music. And I really feel that in my faith journey right now.”
“Making children aware, from a young age, of what the world can look like, what it should look like, and what it actually looks like, and how we can live our lives so we get to that place. How we practice our faith, and live our life, so the world we live in looks more like the one we want to live in.”
Everyday Spirituality is a podcast from connect.faith; which is a new worshiping community of the Presbyterian Church (USA) unbound by location coming together at the intersection of creativity, spirituality and justice. Learn more about connect.faith at our website – https://connect.faith