Byron W. Jensen recently retired from Hastings College (Nebraska) where he concluded forty-three years of music education working with ages ranging from preschool to college to professional musicians. His entrance to handbells began in 1990 as a professor at Ottawa University (Kansas) and continues today as an adjunct conductor of the Hastings College Handbell Choir. Jensen also directs youth and adult handbell choirs at First Presbyterian Church, Hastings, and has initiated beginning handbell experiences through the Hastings Community Music Academy. He has served on the Nebraska Handbell Committee for over a decade, primarily as Secretary, and is excited to move into the Chair’s role. Dr. Jensen is thankful for a talented, dedicated, and creative committee to help grow handbell experiences in Nebraska.