Rudi Harst has enjoyed making people feel good with his words and music since childhood. Conceived in Borneo and born in the Netherlands, he immigrated to South Texas with his Indonesian-Dutch parents at age five and became a naturalized American citizen at thirteen.
Rudi is a writer, musician, performance artist and inspirational speaker who has shared his work in countless concerts, churches, corporations and cultural events throughout the country. He attended Trinity University on a full academic scholarship and after graduating with a BA in psychology, he chose to pursue his academic interests through independent study while supporting himself singing folk/rock songs in coffeehouses, cafes, churches, and bars throughout the US and Europe.
As he traveled, Rudi learned from a variety of teachers in psychology, spirituality, movement, meditation, and performance art. He also cultivated his trademark folksy style of presentation, blending clever, carefully crafted lyrics and catchy melodies, delivered with spontaneity, intensity, and humor.
For 27 years he served as Spiritual Director of the Celebration Circle of San Antonio, an interfaith spiritual community he co-founded in 1993. He’s written and published nine albums of original music, and is the author of Hurry Slowly: Living from the Inside Out, a book of creative non-fiction which was adapted into a successful musical theatrical production at Jump-Start Performance Co.