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Bethel Staff
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Rev. Brenda Froisland
Pastor

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.

Email: pastor@bethel-mpls.org

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

After-hours on-call Pastoral Care: 612-399-6106

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Rev. 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 of time, talents, people, and physical resources. 

Email: grantmanager@bethel-mpls.org

Phone: (612) 724-3693

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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. Prior to working at Bethel, Regan ran her own Handmade Decorative Pillow business. Her pillows were featured on the show Gossip Girl, in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, in the lobby of the Google Headquarters, in John Waters' home, at the Walker Art Center Store and sold at the American Craft Council show in Saint Paul. Regan is also a Competition Dance Instructor and Choreographer. Her choreography has won numerous awards and has placed First Overall at regional competitions. Regan is honored to be able to use her variety of talents in her position at Bethel. 

Email: bethel@bethel-mpls.org

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

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Bernie Asher
Music Director

I am happy to be singing with all of you and working as Music Coordinator and Director of Ensembles at Bethel. I will be planning worship music with Pastor Brenda and the Musician, and directing the Choir and Handbell Choir. From my first opportunity to direct both groups, I have been impressed with the musicality and dedication of Bethel's ensembles.

I embrace Martin Luther's principle that, "next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise," and St. Augustine's observation that "whoever sings, prays twice." I know that the congregation enjoys many different types of music, and that immediately attracted me to this job. 

I live in south Minneapolis with my wife, Julie Carr, and we have two adult children: Kellie, who lives and works in Portland, OR, and was in St. Olaf Choir; and Griffin, who has special needs, and lives in a small group home in Plymouth.

 

I look forward to "praying twice" with all of you.

email: music2023@bethel-mpls.org 

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Rachel Allison
Facilities Manager

Rachel Allison has been a long-time member at Bethel and we are fortunate to have her 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 always looks forward to sunshine! Soon Rachel is going to learn to play the piano. Rachel is delighted to clean, organize, and help the Bethel Community!

email: headcustodian@bethel-mpls.org

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

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Anne Phillips
Musician

Anne has been a church musician since she began playing for services in middle school. She studied liturgical music and theology at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University and has been playing for churches in the twin cities since then. Anne loves to travel to hike in the mountains, run long distances, and relax on her stand up paddleboard.  

 
 
Other staff not listed above

Michael Hauge - Assistant Custodian​
Joe Pace - Custodian
Katie Simons - Assistant Custodian

Bill Shy - Assistant Custodian



 

Finance Coordinator:

Teresa Klotz

  assttreas@bethel-mpls.org

Board of Administrators:

  boa@bethel-mpls.org

Sarah Berke, President

Tom Keating, Vice President

Doug Psick, Treasurer

Stephanie Johnson, Secretary

Laurie Hauge, At-Large

Jayson Spence, At-Large


Mission Council:

  missioncouncil@bethel-mpls.org

Susan Johnson, Chair

Andrea Allie

Candice Hickenbotham

Barb Wandberg

Anna Wohnoutka

Olivia Wohnoutka

Visitation Committee:

Sharon Rodi, Coordinator

Children, Youth & Family Committee:

Currently inactive

Stewardship Committee:

Jerry Johnson, Chair

Kristin Cleary

Karen Tennis

Personnel Committee:

Tom Keating, Chair

Jeff Alberts

Laurie Hauge

Don Olson

Barb Saunders
 

Endowment Committee:

Chair TBD

Ann Allison

Paige Best

Pat Gramentz

Jim Lair

Doug Psick

Sarah Psick

 

Building and Grounds Committee:

Rachel Allison, Chair

Jim Lair

Anna Olsen

Gene Rodi
 

Feasibility Study Team

  feasibility@bethel-mpls.org

Jim Lair, Chair

Andrea Allie

Ann Allison

Laurie Hauge

Don Olson

Gene Rodi

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