Jolene Boyd’s love for and experience with church music was fostered in the churches pastored by her father. Although an American by birth, she lived in Canada for 12 years. There she attended and graduated from the Briercrest Bible College where she was very involved musically. She then went on to receive classical music instruction through the revered Royal Conservatory of Music. During this time she became a Yamaha School of Music teacher where she discovered her combined love of children and music instruction.
From Canada, Jolene moved to Germany where she taught music to the children of missionaries for five years at the Black Forest Academy, an arm of the Janz Team Ministries. Back in the States, she founded Double Blessings, a piano duet ministry. Additionally, for six years she directed and performed with Four Praising, a four-piano ensemble, giving city-wide concerts.
Jolene’s passion for arranging music has been expressed in her nine keyboard books published prior to Little Fingers Go to Church and Fingerprints of Faith. She is an active member of the Oregon Music Teachers Association and the Salem Federated Music Club. Jolene delights in maintaining a large piano studio for all ages, most of whom are involved in state evaluation exams, festivals, and competitions. She lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband, Rick. Their involvement at Salem’s First Church of the Nazarene is a fulfilling and important part of their lives.