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Rev. Brenda Froisland

I am a wife, aunt, godmother, sister, daughter, friend, cousin, honorary mom, and child of God who is blessed to be the pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church.  I live in a tiny house with my wife, Mary, and our two large cats.  When I am not pastoring I enjoy fishing, cooking with friends, spending time with family, traveling, supporting the Minnesota Orchestra, and spoiling my honorary grandchildren.  I earned my MDiv from Luther Seminary in 2005, was ordained at Bethel in 2012, and serve on Reference and Council of the Minneapolis Area Synod.


Phone: (612) 724-3693, when prompted menu option "2"

After-hours on-call Pastoral Care: 612-208-3151

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Michelle Lewis
Grant Manager

Michelle Lewis has joined Bethel to help manage, guide, and facilitate engagement and outreach activities within the church. She has an extensive background in this type of work and Bethel is thrilled to have her help as we realize our goals of outreach with our many gifts--our time, our talents, our people, and our resources. 


Phone: (612) 724-3693

Regan K. Saunders
Office Manager

Regan is a life-long member of Bethel. She started working for Bethel as our Office Manager in May of 2023. 


Phone: (612) 724-3693, when prompted menu option "1"

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Elena Dant

 Elena Dant joined our staff in June 2022 to lead the musical elements of our worship. She graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA, in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a focus in piano performance. Although Elena studied mostly classical repertoire as a soloist in college, she enjoyed collaborating with her peers in a variety of genres. She has played for a number of community and collegiate musical productions, worked with collegiate choral ensembles, performed with soloists and small ensembles, and performed as a soloist for a variety of ceremonies and events. Elena loves exploring new music and will gladly sit and sight read for hours on end.  She is excited to expand her repertoire and step outside of her box as a pianist and challenge herself as she advances her knowledge with the organ. Elena is looking forward to sharing more of her voice and growing in community with you!


Open positions
Music Coordinator and Director of Ensembles

We are seeking to hire one or two people to serve in our music ministry in part-time positions . Please contact Pastor Brenda at for more information.

Rachel Allison
Facilities Manager

Rachel Allison has been a long-time member at Bethel and we are fortunate to have her also on our team to oversee our day-to-day building operations. In her free time, Rachel loves to bake, cook, and be creative through many outlets. She loves spending time outside, walking around the many lakes we have here. Rachel has a cat named Gambit and will always look forward to sunshine! She’s going to also be learning how to play the piano soon as well. Rachel is delighted to clean, organize, and help the Bethel Community however she can.


Phone: (612) 724-3693, when prompted menu option "5"

Other staff not listed above

Michael Hauge - Assistant Custodian​
Katie Simons - Assistant Custodian

Bill Shy - Assistant Custodian

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