Deacon Kenneth Noster, President & Acting Director of Development
“Art has always reflected culture and it also influences culture. It is time for art to reflect its very source, our Lord Jesus Christ, and draw our culture to Him.”
Kenneth Noster has worked as an actor, director, and teacher in Theatre and related arts since 1973. His acting experience is diverse, including: Classical, Modern, Musical Theatre, Mime, Story Theatre, and Film. He has directed traditional theatre and mime and has experienced a diversity of opportunities to teach his craft. He and his wife, Marlane, ran a touring Mime Theatre, travelling across much of Canada for eleven years. Witnessing first-hand the many challenges to faith and morals experienced by artists, Ken and Marlane perceived a need to develop a school where students could learn the arts in the context of their faith and right thinking. A solid program of training and personal formation would make it possible for artists to work and thrive amidst the challenges of our culture. Living Water College of the Arts is the result of a decade of intensive work and personal investment in response to that need.
Frank Turner, Director of Fine Arts
Frank C. Turner is an actor and iconographer with a BFA in acting and experience, acting in theatres across western Canada and Ontario. Since 1983, most of Frank’s work has been as a film actor, including: Airbud I, II, III, IV, Feud in the Addams Family, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, Cats and Dogs, Snow Dogs and The Duke. In 2003, he appeared as George Bernard Shaw in debate with G. K. Chesterton on EWTN. For the past ten years, Frank has taught drama at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission, B.C. In 1991 he began studying iconography, and he has completed about 50 icons in the Byzantine tradition for individuals and churches. He gives private instruction from his studio. Frank was a founding member of Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild, and has served as its president for five years. He also served on the Program Planning Committee of Living Water College. Married in 1976, he has four children. The family belongs to Divine Mercy Parish, an apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.
Nicole Noster, Development Officer
Originally from Shawnee, Kansas U.S.A., Nicole attended Thomas Aquinas College in California. After receiving her B.A. in Liberal Arts, she came to Living Water in July of 2007 with 4 years of development experience. She currently aids the managment of the Development Office at the college, filling the services of development personnel, including research, advertising and design, public communication and relations.