WHO WE ARE
OneFest Ltd is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that consists of Board Members and a great planning team. Our mission is to provide a Christian Music Ministry bringing together all to praise and worship the One True God in a festival setting.
Board members include:
Heather Flashinski - President
(JAH) James Alan Hall - Vice President
Lacey Junker - Secretary
Marlee Agner - Treasurer
... I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one spirit just as you were called to one hope when you were called one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Ephesians 4: 1-6
REINVESTING INTO THE COMMUNITY
OneFest is a "musical" ministry. Your charitable contributions are tax-deductible. OneFest's first priority is to create a family-friendly event where all are welcome to sing aloud, praise God, and learn more about His love for each one of us. Since we are a new organization, our second priority is for this festival to be a huge success. We are praying that OneFest can become sustainable, allowing this ministry to become an annual event with proceeds reinvested back into the Chippewa Valley community. If God blesses us beyond our dreams, we will be willing to donate a portion of proceeds to local charities of our choosing. Stay tuned for how OneFest Ltd is able to give back.
HOW ONEFEST CAME TO BE
In 2016, God had Heather asking herself the question, "Why isn't there a Christian Music Festival in the Chippewa Valley?" She made a few calls to learn why. Of course the reason that stood out most was because there was no money in it. As she continued to drive her daughter to preschool the thought kept coming to mind, "Why not you - Heather?" She had a love for God, a love for music, and experience as an event organizer; but she needed to do more research. That's when it all began. She researched Christian Music Festivals across the Midwest. She talked about it with friends and family. Every time she thought the task was too big, God sent someone her way that helped her idea move forward. One of those blessings was Kevin, whose family had been organizing Revival Fest held each September in nearby Eleva, WI. Kevin's long-term vision was to grow Revival Fest into a much bigger event. In the Fall of 2016 Heather called the first meeting to see what interest might be. Amazingly, community members (some of whom she didn't even know) showed up. It was at those meetings where the group decided the mission was to bring all churches together to worship, sing, and pray together. The verse above from Ephesians stuck out to them as their cornerstone and that is where the name "OneFest" was created. We were very blessed with the OneFest Board Members that first year, who were very enthusiastic and dedicated folks that included Kevin from Hallie, James from Eau Claire who is a worship pastor and musician that knows his way around all things artistic, Shane is a business owner from Cadott who has experience planning community events, and Marlee from Cornell, a lady interested in accounting and financial management. Plus a great support system was created with volunteers willing to step up and lead the charge. The majority of 2017 was spent building relationships, creating the non-profit entity, and beginning our fundraising efforts. Finally in Fall 2017, we took the leap of faith to start sending offers to artists. Fast forward to Spring 2018 and our National lineup had been announced. We had multiple stages booked and were so excited to bring everyone together to worship the ONE TRUE GOD with our inaugural event in July of 2018!