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.


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

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Rev. Jean Hartfield
Interim Pastor (covering for Sabbatical)

I am delighted to be able to serve at Bethel and support your community and Pastor Brenda as she takes a well-deserved sabbatical. After taking a year off for rest and renewal, I'm excited to be part of a worshipping community again--especially one that is so aligned with a theology of welcome. I look forward to partnering with you in living out your mission during my time with you.


Phone: (612) 724-3693

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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--our time, our talent, our people, and our resources. 


Phone: (612) 724-3693

Susie George
Office Manager

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.


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

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Erin Gaines
Accompanist JOY Choir

 Erin serves as the accompanist to the JOY Choir and is also a regular substitute musician at the church. 

Barbara Saunders
Sunday School Coordinator and Director of JOY Choir

With many years of experience directing choirs of all ages, Barb leads the JOY Choir in singing once a month throughout the school year. She can also be found leading Sunday School activities. 


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Katie Simons
Head Custodian

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

Other staff not listed above

Michael Hauge - Custodian​
Bill Shy - Custodian