Jerry Asheim has been a church musician his whole life, serving Epworth since 1989 as Organist and Music Director. He holds a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, where he studied organ with Heinrich Fleischer. While doing graduate work with Dr. Fleischer, Jerry was an organ instructor at the University of Minnesota. An Ordained United Methodist Minister since 1973, Jerry is a life-long human rights advocate and a R.N. working with Visiting Nurses Services for Hospice San Francisco as a HIV/Hospice Infusion Nurse.