Find Family-Friendly Positive Entertainment with the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.
I began juggling and clowning in the fall of 1980 when I moved to Minneapolis Minnesota to go to North Central University. I saw the impact that a clown visit could make for a sick child at a children’s hospital. I witnessed the joy that positive comic relief provided seniors in a nursing home. Within a year I was introduced to an organization called the International Fellowship of Christian Magicians by my good friend and mentor, “Big Dan” Rector.
I journeyed to my first of 10 consecutive visits to the International Fellowship of Christian Magicians Convention in Indiana. I experienced incredible growth through the FCM group who demonstrated their commitment to encouraging people of faith in the areas of effective eye-catching performance. The FCM features quality instruction and fellowship with folks involved in magical performance, clowning, ventriloquism, balloon sculpture, puppetry, chalk art, drama, mime, storytelling and other visual methods. Members use their talents in schools, churches, banquets, libraries and other public venues. I’ve had the privilege to learn, teach and perform at this international convention on a number of occasions.
I’m pleased to be a part of the statewide group of FCM here in Minnesota known as the Minnesota Fellowship of Christian Entertainers. In February we are having a gathering of many of these fine family-friendly entertainers at our home in North Mankato, Minnesota. We’re looking forward to laughs and learning during a night of magical entertainment and fellowship. We will talk about upcoming school shows, planning library shows, close-up magic and more. If you want more information on the Fellowship of Christian Magicians International go to www.fcm.org and for more information on the branch of Minnesota entertainment, please contact me and let me know.
Visit the Entertainer Search page on the FCM website to find a quality entertainer for your needs.
Clowns and elves live in the same kind of world. Elves have a job to do and use creative means to make it happen. They are servants, ready to help whoever is in need. Clowns have the same attitudes. Throw in a bit of magic, exaggerated noses, ears, hair and shoes, and you have some fun-filled characters participating in a joyful dance!
Santa Claus and clowns have a lot in common. Both are characters that mirror real-life compassionate, happy, selfless, magical qualities. The heart of Santa, and the heart of a clown, looks into the world of the child striving to provide a positive, caring, nurturing, light-hearted, hopeful attitude. There is goodness found there. Santa brings joy by giving gifts and toys. Clowns often bring joy by giving gifts of balloons, stickers, and face-painting. But, the true experience of wonder happens as a child who believes comes into a personal face-to-face interaction with this living cartoon-like fantasy character.
I’ve had the privilege of doing close-up magic,clowning, juggling and balloons for a number of Christmas events in mid-eastern Minnesota during the holidays. It’s a magical time of year!
During the holiday season, many Minnesota clown performers slightly modify their characters and are booked as elves or appear as a version of Santa Claus during the Christmas season. However the exterior looks, the heart is the same: one that desires to bring joy and hope and smiles to children of all ages.
Learn more about Minnesota Christmas Comedy Entertainment with Randy Christensen
Randy has a new home in North Mankato, Minnesota. At the start of September, Randy and his wife moved to their new spot and have taken on the responsibilities of “Children’s Pastor” at Hillside Church in Mankato. Randy will continue his travels while expanding performance programs in the local community and also overseeing the ministry to children at this wonderful church. Check out more info on Hillside Church at www.hillsidemankato.com
We are excited to announce that after a summer of busy performing we will be moving to Mankato, Minnesota. What brings us there? We have accepted the responsibility of overseeing the children’s ministry at Hillside Church in Mankato. We will be helping plan programming, train leaders, begin new creative outreaches, and work with the children during weekly services. We will also be involved in local community programs and will continue our traveling schedule.
So, though we will have a new home location, know that we are still available to travel for special programs for you! Once we have our new home address, it will be listed in our “contact” area here on the website. Of course, you may still also reach us through email.
Karen and I are planning and preparing right now for a full summer of kids and family programs.
As of now, we have seven camps on our schedule along with other library shows, church programs and training. We have a couple of weeks still open for bookings in June and August, so let us know if you are looking for creative quality programs to share with kids and families. We’d love to come and be with you!
I’m currently talking with some other national-caliber performance instructors about presenting upcoming “Next Step” opportunities for physical comedy/clown performers who want to make the next step in their performance ministry.
We cover performance theory, stage presence, comedy movement, humor concepts, how to relate to an audience, writing message-based routines, and more. Let me know and I’ll get to you about this soon-to-be opportunity that will help you with the “ins and outs” of effective presentations with a message.