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, as well as the Synod Council, of the Minneapolis Area Synod.
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After-hours on-call Pastoral Care: 612-208-3151
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.
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Susie joined the staff here at Bethel in 2014. Having been raised a Catholic, she is still working on learning the “Lutheran Way.” She says Bethel is a great congregation and she is honored to be a part of this organization. Not only is she learning about the congregation, this congregation supports her and her passion regarding Immigration issues. This is a win- win relationship.
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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!
Noah Wright is very excited to be part of the Bethel Lutheran community! Raised in Vancouver, Canada, Noah has been a choral singer since middle school and has performed with a variety of ensembles across the country. During his undergraduate studies as a Baritone, Noah found a keen interest in early music and has since performed with the Calgary Rossa Barocca and participated in the “Women of the Italian Baroque” workshop at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance under Jonathan Adams. He is excited to sing with Consortium Carissimi and others here in the Twin Cities!
As a conductor, Noah worked with Edmonton’s Cantilon Choirs’ Men’s and Chamber choirs as Choral Assistant under Heather Johnson and Elaine Myhre. For three years, Noah was the conductor of the Choral Morphosis inclusivity choir for adults with disabilities, and loved their energy and shared all of their love for singing!
Noah is excited to start working with the singers and ringers alike as Bethel renews its music ministry. If you would like to be involved with the music ministry, please contact Noah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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