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February 10, 2021

Campus-Specific Quarterly Strategy Meetings (January 31, 2021)

Amanda Knoke

Director for Communications

On January 31, Bethlehem’s Downtown, North, and South campuses gathered for the All-Church Quarterly Strategy Meeting with both an all-church segment and campus-specific segments. A previous post highlighted the all-church gathering, and below are highlights from the respective campus meetings. 

Downtown Campus Meeting Highlights

  • Membership Report
  • Reading the Names of Deceased Members From 2020
  • Updates on Ethnic Harmony Initiatives

Membership Report

The Downtown membership report included 52 members being recommended for removal (37 new members were added Downtown since the December 13 Annual Meeting).

Deceased Members From 2020

Pastor Jason Meyer read the names of members and close family and friends who passed away in 2020.

  • Harold Augustine
  • Marilyn Bohne
  • Don Klatke
  • Lynda Oatley (Global Partner)
  • Kathryn Stokes (non-member)
  • Gerald Lewis (non-member)

Updates on Ethnic Harmony Initiatives

Pastor Jason shared four priorities for the Downtown Campus that have come out of the Ethnic Harmony Report that was created in 2019. Over the weekend of February 5–6, the elders held a summit to discuss this topic further. Outcomes from the summit will be forthcoming.

North Campus Meeting Highlights

  • Devotional from Pastor Steven Lee
  • Deacon Update
  • Membership Update
  • Reading the Names of Deceased Members

Deacon Update

Stephen Prater was reaffirmed as a deacon for another three-year term.

Membership Report

In the membership report, 7 members were recommended for removal. The recommendation was approved with no changes.

Deceased Members From the Past Year

Elder Tom Dodds read the names of members and close friends and family members who passed away in the previous year (2020-to-date):

  • Jeremy Kolwinska
  • Renee Maleski
  • Lynda Oatley (Global Partner)
  • Gideon Michael Taylor (infant)

South Campus Meeting Highlights

  • Devotional from Pastor Dave Zuleger
  • Membership Updates
  • Deacon Updates
  • South Global Outreach Team Update
  • Reading the Names of Deceased Members From 2020

Membership Report

In an executive session, two members were removed per the South Campus membership report.

Deacon Updates

The following deacons were reaffirmed: Greg Gee, Mary Hendricks, Jack Olwell, Marilyn Olwell, Bonnie Williams, Denny Williams.

The following deacon was elected: Matt Klugherz

South Global Outreach Team Update

Pastor David Livingston presented an update on the South Campus Global Outreach (GO) team.

Deceased Members From 2020

Pastor Dave Zuleger read the names of members who passed away in 2020: 

  • Bob Burge
  • Marlin Olson

Thanks to Church Clerk Bobby Ratliff for his assistance in preparing this update. 

Downtown Campus

720 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415
Sundays: 9am & 11am

North Campus

5151 Program Ave, Mounds View, Minnesota, 55112
Sundays: 9am & 11am

South Campus

20700 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota, 55044
Sundays: 9am