‘Elsa & Foster’ are a folk duo, comprised of singer-songwriters Jalene Elsa & Adam Foster Buyer. This husband-wife duo hail from the Alberta prairie’s and have a deep passion for music and ministry.
Jalene & Adam have been married for nearly a decade and have been writing songs and sharing the stage together for even longer. Their lyrics are woven together with honesty and depth and are shaped by music that is acoustically rich and laced with a
folk flare. Alongside the couple’s passion for music, they both have a desire to teach God’s Word. With a combined educational background in human services, music, and pastoral ministry, the duo has a unique ability to bring a message of hope and reorientation towards Christ as they minister to others through music & speaking.
The duo started off their musical career going by their first names, ‘Adam & Jalene’ and recorded their first full length album, Only One Thing is Needed,’ in 2013. In the spring of 2016, Jalene Elsa was able to record her first solo EP, Still, as the climax of her music studies at Prairie College. ‘Elsa & Foster’ are looking ahead with anticipation to the many events they are privileged to be apart of in the upcoming year, as well as to continuing to write music in preparation for recording their second album.
Over the duration of their married lives, Jalene & Adam have been privileged to be able to serve others through music & speaking in a variety of settings. Whether at a retreat, conference, camp, concert, or at church on Sunday morning – their drive remains the same; to extend an invitation for others to deepen their knowledge of Jesus and to know the hope, love & purpose that are found in Him.
Concerts. Have Elsa & Foster or them and their band to your church, conference, retreat or other venue to share their original music. Their live concerts are engaging for all demographics with easy-listening arrangements decorated with acoustic guitars and mandolin to produce a rich acoustic- folk sound.
House Concerts. Hear songs and stories in the comfort of your own home while you sip a hot-drink and engage in the experience. House concerts are a great idea for your church small group, community building event, or to simply have a relaxing evening with friends.
Worship Leading. Have Elsa & Foster to your church, conference, retreat or other venue to lead worship. The duo is passionate about the local church and consider it an honour leading worship in various contexts. They approach worship ministry pastorally and consequently never do the same set twice. They lead worship in partnership with speakers and pastors desiring to see congregations fully engaged by mixing new songs with the familiar.
Speaking. Adam and Jalene have had a privilege to speak in the contexts of spiritual retreats, summer camps, leadership training programs, and worship leading seminars. Their speaking style is based on biblical exposition and seeks to engage with their audiences by sharing themselves and their stories. Adam also loves to preach Sunday mornings. Supply a theme, topic or passage you would like spoken on.
Some topics they have covered in the past include:
- Imitating Christ
- Made for More: Understanding our Restless Hearts
- Hope in Exile: A Journey through Jeremiah
- Meeting God in the Wilderness: A Theology of Suffering
- Honesty before God
- How to read the Bible
- Leadership Development
Writing. Stay connected with Elsa & Foster online for recent blog posts and new music. All of their writing strives to help people reorient themselves with their Father God, and experience a sense of refreshment.
Worship Seminar. Have Adam and Jalene come to your church to help equip your worship ministry with a weekend of practical training. An example of this type of weekend could look something like this…
- Friday night ‘Elsa and Foster’ Concert
- Saturday Morning Worship
- Session 1: Cultivating a Heart of Worship?
- Session 2: The Worship Leader as Pastor
- Session 3: The Worship Leader Toolbox
- Afternoon Workshops
- Basic Guitar
- Sunday morning worship with the congregation