About FESTAL DESIGN In my painting, a woman leads a lively Renaissance festival procession. Festal processions have been used in worship since ancient times. I am an author, artist and ordained minister. I delight to proclaim the beauty of the Lord with images, written and spoken words. Hence the name of my company is:
Festal Design Celebrating the Art of Faith
Barbara Sartorius Bjelland is a lover of the arts, theology, books, and people. She has a B.A. (Honors) in Ancient History from the University of Minnesota, M.A. in Spiritual Formation from Seattle Pacific Seminary, and a Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies from Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.). She studied studio arts, art history and graphic design at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Gustavus Adolphus College. Barbara has worked in ministry for decades, is an ordained pastor to Word and Sacrament, and a frequent guest speaker. She has a passion to share the many ways the Lord Jesus is revealed, especially in the Christian sacrament of Communion. Barbara is married and has two adult children.