Lynnetta Hamstra stepped into the role as the manager of the Howard Performing Arts Center on March 1, 2016. Before that she worked in the Financial Records department at Andrews University.
As a graduate student, Lynnetta received her Masters of Business Adminstration from Andrews University in 1993. She then worked at Andrews as an assistant dean at Lamson Hall and later as the associate director of Women's Ministries at the General Conference of SDA in Maryland. As manager of the Howard Performing Arts Center, Lynnetta holds a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of event coordination, marketing, promotions and management. She is excited to be a part of such a beautiful establishment that brings music and world class artists to this section of Southwest Michigan.
Her passion for music extends beyond her role at the Howard. Lynnetta is also a pianist, having started lessons from her mother who is a piano teacher. She enjoys playing the piano, organ, and also singing in church choirs. Most recently she was the organist and choir pianist at the Stevensville United Methodist Church in Stevensville, Michigan.
Originally from Sabah, Malaysia, Lynnetta currently resides in Berrien Springs, Michigan with her husband, Dan Hamstra, and their three children. Aside from spending time with her family and dog, Lynnetta enjoys travelling, reading, and jigsaw puzzles.