Theme: Back to the Beach
Music: Right Hand Shade
Right Hand Shade is a high-octane rock/pop band infused with soulful vocals and bluesy guitar riffs. Hailing from the Merrimack Valley of Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, RHS is quickly rising as one of the most in-demand and original acts in New England, with multiple invites back all across the region. With a fusion of unique rhythms, catchy guitar hooks, soaring vocal arrangements, and lyrical content focused on such themes as hope, truth, justice and eternity, RHS delivers a high-energy performance that audiences do not soon forget. RHS began touring in 2016 and has opened for and shared the stage with some of the most successful national acts in music today at such high-profile festivals as SoulFest, Connect Festival, and before large crowds at beach venues and youth rallies. For more on Right Hand Shade, visit them at www.righthandshade.com.
Speaker: Will Starkweather
Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Pastor Starkweather has a background in the helping field, having graduated from Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA) with a degree in Human Services. He worked for a year with at-risk youth at the Children’s Stabilization and Assessment Center in Canton, Georgia before pursuing a call to ordained ministry. A graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, Pastor Starkweather spent his first two years of seminary as the youth director at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Mound, Minnesota. He completed his vicarage at Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis. In September 2017, Pastor Starkweather was called to serve at St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sugar Land TX, where he continues to exercise his passion for worship, pastoral care (especially in relation to addiction and mental health challenges), and faith in daily life.