New Wine

New Wine is a youth drama/musical ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet. The group’s name is inspired by the 5th Chapter of Luke where Jesus challenges us to get rid of the old categories in which we’ve thought about religion and our relationship with God and pour our New Wine into new wineskins. The group promotes Christian fellowship, friendship, and understanding among the students, who come from varied religious backgrounds and traditions. The group is starting it's 31st year.

In 2019 New Wine performed the production of Godspell and took it on tour all the way to West Yellowstone, WY and back, boasting  58 9-12th graders from area schools and representing several local congregations of various denominations.

In 2020 through the midst of the pandemic New Wine was able to be extremely creative in their programming to produce a movie version of the musical Children of Eden. The students put in so much work, and the outdoor movie was a huge success!

New Wine 2024

God Spell

Auditions are starting on October 22nd at 2p

at Zion Lutheran Church

All are wecome! Grades 9-12!

New Wine Directors

New Wine is blessed with incredible, dedicated directors.

In her 9th year with the organization, the New Wine Theatrical Director is Amanda Olsen (

Back for her 5th year with the group, the New Wine Musical Director is Jennifer Osborne (

New Wine also has an amazing group of advisory board members, parents, and supporters ~thank you to you all!

Jennifer Osborne, Musical Director

Hello! My name is Jennifer Osborne and I have been the Music Director for New Wine since 2017. I live in Esko, MN with my husband, Tom (pictured here with me!). We have four children, all of which have been involved in New Wine. It was truly a life-changing experience for them, so when Zion asked me to direct the music I felt called to accept.

I thoroughly enjoy working with the talented, kind, welcoming, and dedicated young people in New Wine. I adore them and they continue to impress me at every single rehearsal! God is ever-present in New Wine and I feel so blessed to be able to witness His miracles within this amazing group.

I have a degree in Instrumental Music Education from St. Olaf College and I am currently the Band Director at Stella Maris Academy and for the Families Enriching Education Together Home-school Co-op. I also direct all the youth music at Elim Lutheran Church in Duluth.

In my spare time I enjoy my precious family time, pontoon rides at my cabin, traveling with friends, playing trumpet, family road trips, and hanging out with my adorable pets.

Amanda Olsen, Theatrical Director

Type the content for this section here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this section. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section. Once you click into this section, you will see the filler text disappear, and you can begin typing your real content. We’ve simply put in filler text in this area.

Upcoming Events

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...