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: 612-399-6106
Rev. Michelle Lewis
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.
Phone: (612) 724-3693
Regan K. Saunders
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.
Phone: (612) 724-3693, when prompted menu option "1"
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.
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!
Phone: (612) 724-3693, when prompted menu option "5"
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
Board of Administrators:
Sarah Berke, President
Tom Keating, Vice President
Doug Psick, Treasurer
Stephanie Johnson, Secretary
Dean Anderson, At-Large
Jayson Spence, At-Large
Janet Anderson, Chair
Sharon Rodi, Coordinator
Children, Youth & Family Committee:
Jerry Johnson, Chair
Tom Keating, Chair
Don Olson, Chair
Building and Grounds Committee:
Rachel Allison, Chair
Feasibility Study Team
Jim Lair, Chair