If it wasn't for Jesus our music would have no meaning at all. 

Harlow H. Rudolph was born and raised in Herreid South Dakota. Harlow has a North American Baptist background. He received Jesus as his personal Savior at the age of ten. He began singing at a very early age. He founded SONrise in 1970 in Lodi California. Harlow is a song writer and his songs have been recorded on numerous projects.

Jarene M. (Gunst) Rudolph was born in Forest Park, Illnois. At the age of nine she accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior. She, too, has a North American Baptist background. She taught elementary students for many years as a Reading Specialist as well as an English as a Second Language teacher. Jarene has enjoyed singing throughout her lifetime and has sung in various groups before becoming a part of SONrise. Jarene is also a talented songwriter.