Biography of "Chris" Richard Falteisek

Family
Parents - Frank & Sylvia Falteisek
Sister & husband - Cindy & Bill Penker
Brother - Andy Falteisek
Sister - Denise La Croix
Niece & Nephew - Felicia & JD La Croix

Musical Biography
Performances since 1980: Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Norway & Sweden
Song journal includes more than 100 contemporary Christian songs, liturgical & ritual music, instrumental songs and pop ballads
Recorded 14 albums of personal compositions
Church accompanist since 1976
Guest instrumentalist on Gregg Thomas' album "Honest Love"
Guest instrumentalist & composer on the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish School album "Alleluia, Praise the Lord!"
Guest instrumentalist on Theresa King's album "Inspirations of the Heart"
Guest instrumentalist & composer on the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish School album "Celebrate Youth"

Memorable Musical Events
The December 1, 2008 premier of "Remembering" was featured in a segment on a Channel 9 KMSP Twin Cities Fox TV newscast, received press in 4 newspapers as well as an intriguing interview on KDWA 1460 AM Radio.
Performed 3 concerts in Norway
Met Olivia Newton-John in Milwaukee, WI in 1999 & Prior Lake in 2001
Interviewed on Hastings KDWA radio
Performed in concert with national recording artist and composer, Donna Peña
Personal compositions were played during WCCO News broadcasts
Interviewed by Jeff Milfred for the Prescott Cable Co., "Prescott Artist Series"
Prepared and played for prayer services at the St. Paul Cathedral and the St. Paul Seminary during the United States Papal visit in Denver
Interviewed by Tom DiNanni and played personal compositions on KSTP's Talk Radio
Performed at Meloy Park's Open House with national pianist, composer and recording artist, Lori Line
Recorded "Broken Silence" during the Mega-storm of 1991

Church Related Work Experiences
2014 to present - Minister of Worship, Christ Episcopal Church, Woodbury, MN
2011 to present - Accompanist, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hastings, MN,
                         Accompanist, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, St. Paul Park, MN
2012 to 2014 - Accompanist, United Methodist Church, Hastings, MN
2003 to 2011 - Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hastings, MN
2002 to 2003 - Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Bridget Church, River Falls, WI
1996 to 2002 - Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hastings, MN
1994 to 1996 - Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Michael's Church, Stillwater, MN
1994 to 1996 - Substitute organist for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hastings, MN and
                      St. Patrick's Church, Inver Grove Heights, MN
1990 to 1994 - Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hastings, MN
1989 to 1990 - Director of Liturgy and Music, St. Albert the Great Church, Sun Prairie, WI
1986 to 1989 - Liturgist/Director of Music Ministries, St. Bridget's Church, River Falls, WI
1985 to 1986 - Core Member, Peer Minister, Pianist, St. Thomas Moore Newman Center, River Falls, WI
            1985 - Youth Choir Director and Pianist, St. Bridget's Church, River Falls, WI
            1985 - Core Worker, T.E.C. (Teens Encounter Christ) Program, Diocese of Superior
            1984 - Organist, St. Patrick's Church, Hudson, WI
1983 to 1985 - Pianist, Music/Liturgy Committee Member, St. John Vianney Seminary, St. Paul, MN
1983 to 1985 - Pianist, College of St. Thomas Chapel, St. Paul, MN
1982 to 1989 - Organist, St. Bridget's Church, River Falls, WI
1975 to 1979 - Organist, St. Joseph's Church, Prescott, WI

Education
1983 to 1991 - University of St. Thomas Graduate School, St. Paul, MN; attended classes in the area of Liturgy and Music
1989 - Edgewood College Graduate School, Middleton, WI; attended classes in the area of Liturgy and Music
1985 to 1988 - University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI; B. S. Degree in English
1983 to 1985 - College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
1982 to 1983 - University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI
1982 - Prescott High School, Prescott, WI; High School Diploma

Hobbies & Pastimes
Collecting Antiques
Genealogy Research
Music
Photography
Wrestling
Writing