North Campus

Sundays, 9am & 11am

Directions

Address

5151 Program Ave
Mounds View, Minnesota 55112
Office Hours : Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm

Contact


Phone: 612-455-0800

Welcome

Bethlehems North Campus is located off Hwy 10 in Mounds View. We have Visitor parking places closest to our building—and a Welcome team ready to greet you and help you any way we can!

 

Look for this symbol throughout the website to find classes and events specific to our North Campus.

What to Expect

We are eager for you to join us for a worship service! Our services are a blend of contemporary and traditional. A typical service includes worship music, prayer, communion (usually on the first weekend of the month), and preaching from the Bible.

On several Sundays each month, we see a video recording of the sermon, while the preaching pastor is live at another campus. See our Preaching Schedule.

After the service, you will have an opportunity to pray with a pastor or prayer team member. Visit the Info Booth outside the Sanctuary to ask a question or pick up printed materials. Coffee is served in the Commons and all are invited to linger and connect! 

  • Stop by the “Visitor Welcome” table near the main entrance in the Commons for refreshments, a small gift, and information about Bethlehem. 
  • During the school year, come to the Getting Acquainted With Bethlehem class to meet pastors, learn about our church, and connect with others.
  • Nursery care is available during worship services for children ages birth–3 years.
  • Sunday School classes meet at 9am or 11am. Some classes for adults meet year-round. Classes for children and youth are offered during the school year. 
  • Speakers of Chinese and Russian are invited hear a translation of the sermon. Headsets are available at the Info Booth. Contacts: Chinese Ministry – email David Zhang (612-345-1006) and Russian Ministry – email Nadia Afanasyeva (651-336-0361)
  • Preview this weekend’s Orders of Worship.
  • Preview a map of the North Campus.

Ministries

Sunday and midweek ministries encourage believers of all ages in their walk with God and strengthen our church body to “grow so that it builds itself up in love” (Ephesians 4:16).

Nursery

We welcome children ages birth–3 years to be cared for during worship services and special events. A team of caregivers leads children in age-appropriate playtime, shares God-centered stories and songs, and prays for each child.

We are eager to partner with parents as we announce births & adoptions, host Child Dedication Services, and provide nursery care in hopes that even the littles ones among us will have a firm foundation for loving Jesus.

Parents fill out a Family Registration form (link to come) to register children for nursery care and check in at a kiosk upon arrival to print a name tag for each child.

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Elementary

In our programs for children in preschool and the elementary grades, we seek to point the next generation to find their joy in Jesus, to be students of God’s word, and to connect in the local church.

We are eager to serve children and families through ...

  • Sunday School classes (September–May)
  • Wednesday Connection classes (September–May)
  • Disability & Special Needs Ministry
  • Parenting resources & support
  • Volunteer opportunities

In Sunday School classes at 9am & 11am, a team of classroom leaders guide children through teaching and activities, encouraging them in the knowledge of Christ and his word. Parents fill out the Family Registration Form (link to come) for classes, and check in at a kiosk upon arrival to print a name tag for each child.

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GROUPS & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

Jr High

Through times of teaching and fellowship, we seek to lead Jr High students (Grades 7–8) to learn from God’s word, build relationships with one another, and connect to the local church. We seek to shepherd students through teaching, worship, and small group interaction in ...

  • Sunday School classes
  • Wednesday night gatherings
  • Activities, outreach, and special events

We aim to support and equip parents as they, by God’s grace, train their children’s hearts toward maturity in Jesus Christ. Through each facet of our ministry, we seek to point students to Jesus and an ever-increasing delight and maturity in him.  

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GROUPS & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

Sr High

Through times of teaching and fellowship, we seek to lead Sr High students (Grades 9–12) to learn from God’s word, build relationships with one another, and connect to the local church. We seek to shepherd students through teaching, worship, and small group interaction in ...

  • Sunday School classes
  • Wednesday night gatherings
  • Activities, outreach, and special events

We aim to support and equip parents as they, by God’s grace, train their children’s hearts toward maturity in Jesus Christ. Through each facet of our ministry, we seek to point students to Jesus and an ever-increasing delight and maturity in him.  

LEARN MORE

Get Involved

GROUPS & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

College

Bethlehem’s college ministry, Campus Outreach Minneapolis, ministers to students at four local colleges and universities, and has a Sunday morning gathering at 9:45am at the North Campus during the school year. Through evangelism and discipleship, we aim to reach students with the gospel so that they leave college as mature followers of Christ with a commitment to the Great Commission.

We have full-time Campus Outreach staff teams that minister to students on four metro-area campuses:

CONTACT STAFF MINISTERING ON THESE CAMPUSES

Learn more about Campus Outreach at Bethlehem.

Central Contact

Campus Outreach Minneapolis
Resource Staff Center & Financial Office
720 13th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55415

minneapolis@campusoutreach.org
facebook.com/cominneapolis
north@campusoutreach.org

Phone: 612-217-2661

Women

We desire to lead women to embrace the great assurance and hope of their identity in Jesus Christ and to claim and enjoy satisfaction in him. We treasure Christ together through prayer, study and application of the Word, fellowship, and serving one another. We are committed to raising up women who exemplify biblical womanhood to the glory of God. 

get connected

Contact

  Pam Larson
Minister for Women's Ministry

  Beth Nordquist (612-455-0800 x806)
Administrative Assistant for Women's Ministry

Men

With the goal of helping our men treasure Jesus Christ above everything and grow together in him, we plan gatherings for men to be personally enriched and to strengthen the home, marriage, and family. Our guiding values are devotion to God, taking initiative, accepting responsibility, leading courageously, and adopting an eternal perspective.

Get Involved

GROUPS & CLASSES VOLUNTEER

Contact

North Campus Sam Crabtree
Pastor for Small Groups, North

North Campus Heather Douglas
Administrative Assistant for Adult Discipleship, North

Seniors

Do you ...

  • have a prayer request?
  • need to talk?
  • want someone to visit you?
  • have any questions related to our senior adult ministry?

E-mail us or call Keith Anderson, Ministerial Coordinator for Senior Adult Ministries, at 612-751-1446.

North Sunday School Class

Abundant Grace: This adult class meets throughout the year to build relationships through interactive Bible study, discussion, and application.

Sundays, 9am
North Campus, Room C402–404
Mike McCowen, 763-786-0524

All Church Activities

Sojourners Luncheons

Sojourners is a lunchtime gathering for anyone 55+. We meet on the 3rdThursday of each month (Noon-2:00pm) at our Downtown Campus. Come for a delicious luncheon, followed by a program. Meal cost is $5. (RSVP to 612-333-1194 by Monday at Noon.)

Seniors Small Group

Join a Small Group focused on passing our Christian legacy to our grandchildren.

Short Term Ministry Opportunities

Consider using your expertise and resources for God's work around the world. Here are some ways you could invest in ministry work in another country:

  • Offer maintenance help at a school or hospital
  • Create a business plan for a hospital
  • Write statement of purpose for a guest house
  • Serve as guest-house parents
  • Run a guest house
  • Go overseas as a school teacher
  • Input data for a ministry or business
  • Provide administrative/business support
  • Begin a tentmaking business
  • Provide computer support for missionaries
  • Run linguistic surveys
  • Run a 10-day tour of UAE to whet the interest of other Finishers
  • Go to Oman during Monsoon rain (vacation period for Emirates)
  • Serve as pulpit replacement
  • Coordinate Children's Backyard Bible studies
  • Lead a Vacation Bible Schools in a slum
  • Run seminars for professionals
  • Minister to students on a campus
  • Teach English at Santisuk School in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Recruit help for Santisuk School
  • Visit coffee houses to make friends & share Christ with people in other countries
  • Distribute literature on street corners or in shopping malls
  • Prayer walk

Contact us for more details on any of these activities-or about an idea of your own.

Contact

Downtown CampusNorth CampusSouth Campus  Keith Anderson
Ministerial Coordinator for Senior Adult Ministries

Worship & Music

We aim to employ a variety of musical forms and expressions from both the past and the present. For more on our vision, read our Philosophy of Worship and learn about What Unites Us in Worship.

Dan Holst is Pastor for Worship, North, and he oversees the following:

Worship Teams

Worship teams help lead our congregation in corporate worship. The ensemble may include vocals, piano, keyboard, B-3 organ, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, and auxiliary percussion. We look for team members who delight in the Lord, seek after humility in their musical talents, and encourage one another in brotherly love. If you are interested in serving with the Worship Team, please read and complete the North Worship Team Application

Adult Choirs

The adult choir has the opportunity to sing in weekend services and for special events several times throughout the year. We welcome new choir members (ages 16 & above) at any time during the choir season. Learn about joining the choir.

Youth Choirs

Youth choirs typically sing 2–5 times a year in worship services and for special events. During rehearsal times, children learn principles of biblical worship and the rudiments of music and singing.

Instruments and Orchestras

Our instrumental ministry ranges from small ensembles to full orchestra. Brass, string, woodwind, and percussion players with at least a high school-level of playing ability are invited to participate. Contact Lauren Mattson for more information.

Contact

 North Campus  Lauren Mattson (612-455-0800 x823)
Administrative Assistant for Worship & Music, North

Neighborhood Outreach

Opportunities abound to reach out in our North Campus community through evangelism, cross-cultural relationships and practical mercy ministries. Opportunities include: 

Contact

North Campus  Vince Johnson
Pastor for Outreach, North

North Campus  Ryan Kirchoff (612-455-0800 x804)
Ministry Assistant for Neighborhood Outreach, North

North Campus  Heather Douglas (612-455-0800 x803)
Administrative Assistant for Adult Discipleship, North

Disability & Special Needs

We support and encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities and special needs in the life and work of the church, including worship services, Sunday School for children & youth, and special events for families affected by disability. Read more about our vision for the Disability & Special Needs ministry.

  • Nursery Care/Sunday School Inclusion: One-on-one buddies for children and students with disabilities (register below)
  • His Works Class: For adults with cognitive disabilities
    Sunday, 9am (September–May, register below)
  • Individual Guidance: Personal direction and counsel for assimilation into Bethlehem

WAYS TO CONNECT AND FIND SUPPORT 
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE 

Registration

If your child needs a one-on-one aide in Nursery or Sunday School, it is helpful if you let us know you will be coming. Please fill out a Family Registration Form and a Student/Child Information Form. These forms are required for placement with a one-on-one aide. We ask that you plan to come to class with your child until an aide has been placed.

Contact

North Campus  Lee Burtman (612-455-0800 x736)
Coordinator for Disability Ministry, North

Featured Events

Parenting The Early Years

Parenting The Early Years

Sept 23, 2017 • 8:45am - 12:00pm

Register by September 23

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Quarterly Missions Fellowship

Quarterly Missions Fellowship

Sept 30, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Campus Pastors & Leaders

Sam Crabtree

Sam Crabtree

Pastor for Small Groups, North

sam.crabtree@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x826

God uses ordinary clods of clay.

Sam was born third of seven children in Dixon, Illinois, to a family that also lived in Wisconsin, Montana, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Called by God and shaped by Christian parents and praying grandparents, he trusted Christ alone for the forgiveness of his sins and the fulfillment of all God’s promises to him when he was in early grade school, and was interviewed by the church elders for baptism when he was in third grade.

Further shaped by teachers, coaches, pastors, books, experiences on the farm and in town, and famous “dead guys,” he first preached to the entire congregation when he was sixteen, and at nineteen led monthly city-wide “hymn sings” in St. Cloud, MN.

Vicki Anderstrom, a gifted musician, consented to marry him in 1973, while they were together in a traveling musical ensemble with a weekly radio program on a handful of stations in the Midwest. Crabtrees were instrumental in launching the Campus Crusade chapter at St. Cloud State University. They both taught in the public schools for seven years during which God gave them Dawn and Mandi (who have subsequently given them six grandchildren). Sam and Vicki lost two children to miscarriage, Aryn and Jordan.

While pastoring 16 years in Brookings, South Dakota, he began corresponding with John Piper, then senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, who eventually asked Sam to join the staff as Executive Pastor in 1997. Sam arrived with an “earnest desire to foster an unbridled enthusiasm for the pre-eminence of Christ,” his personal life aim being to grow in Christ-likeness.

After chairing the search committee to head up the transition from John Piper to Jason Meyer, Sam took a position as North Campus Pastor for Small Groups. In the strength God supplies he has made contributions to various boards and publishing houses.

He reached his goal of making 100 consecutive free throws by making 130 consecutively (and 187 out of 188) and has written a daily note to Vicki since 1982 (well over ten thousand notes).

Jack Delk

Jack Delk

Pastor for Counseling, North

jack.delk@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x815

Jack sensed God’s call to full-time ministry during the summer of 1996 at the age of 45 and subsequently began the M.Div. program at Bethel Seminary in January 1998 and The Bethlehem Institute Track Two program in the Fall of 2000. Jack graduated from both of these programs in May 2002. He is now our North Campus Counseling Pastor, a part of the Adult Ministries pastoral team working to ensure that members do not “fall through the cracks” but instead receive the support, accountability, and nurturing which goes with being a part of the body of Christ. Jack believes that in longing for our neighbors and the nations to behold Jesus as a treasure so valuable that they would forsake everything the world has to offer to obtain it, we must never forget that there are concentric circles of responsibility for care. The Apostle Paul writes, “As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).

Jack’s closest partner and friend in ministry is his wife, Mary (former Minister for Women at Bethlehem). Jack & Mary partner in many ways but share a passion for seeing young couples become solidly established in their marriages by recognizing and embracing God’s role for them as men and women, husbands and wives. They live out this passion through leading small groups geared specifically toward young couples in their first years of marriage, partnering in pre-marriage counseling, and occasionally teaching classes on marriage.

Jack & Mary have two grown sons: Josh, married to Maria, and living in Austin, Texas; and Jacob, living in Minneapolis. They are the proud grandparents of Caden and Chase, Josh & Maria's sons.

Ryan Eagy

Ryan Eagy

Church Planting Resident

ryan.eagy@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800

Ryan Eagy was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and is a graduate of the College of Idaho (2000). He anticipates graduating from Bethlehem College & Seminary in May 2017.

Ryan has been blessed to serve the cause of the gospel through business and in various ministry contexts ranging from children’s ministry, youth ministry, college ministry, small groups, and as a deacon and an elder.

Since 2013, Ryan and his wife, Katie, have been members of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Ryan has served on the Bethlehem staff as Ministry Assistant to the Lead Pastor on our North Campus (2013–2015) and is now a Church Planting Resident (2017). Ryan & Katie are excited that God is calling them back to Boise to plant another gospel-minded church to the glory of God.

Ryan & Katie have been married since 2000 and have five children: Hannah (2004), Gabriel (2006), Abigail (2007), Gideon (2009), Hosea (2010).

Dan Holst

Dan Holst

Pastor for Worship, North

dan.holst@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x813

Born into a Christian home in suburban Minneapolis in 1961, Dan was born again as a child of 4 or 5 at his mother’s knee. When he was 10, Dan’s parents sensed God’s call to missionary service in southern Africa. “As a child, I saw in my parents a passionate commitment to Christ which resulted in radical middle-aged steps of obedience to go and spread the gospel.” During high school, he first became involved in leading worship. After finishing high school in Zimbabwe, Dan returned to the U.S. to attend Bethel College in St. Paul.

Graduating from Bethel in January 1983, with a degree in English Literature, Dan married Liz in February of the same year. They have four children, Anika, Erik, Mariana, and Anders. They currently live in Mounds View. Dan was employed by Northwest Airlines as a flight attendant for 20 years.

October 2002, Dan Holst joined Bethlehem’s staff, where he continues to serve and shepherd the body of believers at the North Campus. Dan began serving us as a worship pastor, added Lead (Campus) Pastor, North Campus from 2011 through June of 2017, and is again our Pastor for Worship, North Campus, after dividing his growing duties into two full time roles. 

Dan serves with an unbridled passion to know God in word and worship. He is aware of the twin pillars on which Godward worship rests: “In worship, we seek to inform the mind with biblical truths about God so that the heart will rightly respond to his greatness and glory.”

Vince Johnson

Vince Johnson

Pastor for Outreach, North

vince.johnson@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x812

Vince Johnson was born in Richfield, Minnesota. He grew up in Burnsville and Stacy, Minnesota. He attended Golden Valley Lutheran College for a year before transferring to St. Cloud State University (SCSU), where he graduated in 1984 with a double major in Speech Communication and Psychology, specializing in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

Vince was blessed with parents who valued going to church and believing in God, but Vince did not understand the atoning death of Christ until his sophomore year at SCSU. God’s regenerating work in Vince’s heart through the Word of God spoken and read made him alive in Christ. Over the next three years, God planted in Vince a love for evangelism, discipleship, and global outreach through Bible study and practical ministry.

Vince met his wife, Kathy, in 1983 on a Campus Crusade for Christ Summer Project in Chicago. Both were captured by God’s grace while in college and grew to love student ministry.

They married in 1985 and moved to Chicago to attend seminary. In 1987, Vince & Kathy began serving on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru). They have served assignments in Ohio (5 years), in Turkey (4 years), at the U of M (1 year), and the Upper Midwest Regional Office (12 years).

Vince & Kathy have been members of Bethlehem since January 1997. For several years, they have encouraged marriages and families through teaching a class at Bethlehem on parenting teens. The Johnsons have three children: Brooke, Reid, and Brenna.

Ben Katterson

Ben Katterson

Pastoral Resident for Jr High & Family Discipleship, North

ben.katterson@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x817

Benjamin was born in Manassas, Virginia, to Edward & Meri-Kay Katterson. With two older brothers, Jonathan and Nathanael, they moved overseas due to work with the foreign service (American Embassies). While in New Hampshire at age 8, Benjamin’s mom told him the gospel, and he prayed that night and waited on the Lord. At that point in time, Jesus perfected Benjamin and sanctification began (Hebrews 10:14).

A weak and nominal theology proved harmful to the family, and sin began to break them apart. By the end of Benjamin’s high school years his parents were divorcing. Benjamin found solace in the small, subtle, insipid, and deadly sins of laziness and thoughtlessness. God, however, had bound Benjamin in his steadfast love and would prove His faithfulness eternally.

The Lord dealt with Benjamin’s dad similarly as to Saul on the Damascus Road. The weak theology was corrected by the strong hand of a sovereign and good God, and nominalism began to escape from our newly Spirit-cultivated hearts. The works of a Dr. John Piper (Dangerous Duty of Delight, Desiring God) led both Benjamin and his dad and one of Ben’s brothers to relocate to Minneapolis for further study.

At Benjamin’s first Bethlehem event, a gorgeous and godly redhead was behind the food table. His future wife, Amy, does not remember the event of spurning his first “Hello!” (she was busy serving hot dogs) but was finally won over, and they married in 2008.

Benjamin finished his Bachelors in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State University while working for Bethlehem’s South Campus as the Logistics Coordinator. During his final year at Metro State, the Lord made an unmistakable call on Benjamin’s life to attend Bethlehem College & Seminary. During his years of seminary, Benjamin served one year as the South Campus Youth Coordinator, two years as the Downtown Jr High Ministry Assistant, and then joined the North Campus staff in the same role in 2016. Benjamin plans to graduate in May 2017.

Pam Larson

Pam Larson

Minister for Women, North

pam.larson@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x814

Pam was born in Minneapolis and raised in Cottage Grove, the oldest of three girls. One of the greatest blessings of grace in Pam’s life was to have the love of Jesus shown and shared through her parents and grandparents. At a young age, the Lord opened Pam’s eyes to her need for a savior—and gave her a love for His Word. A favorite memory is memorizing Colossians 3 together as a family on a road-trip vacation.

After high school graduation, Pam attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, MN where she met her husband, Barry through Fellowship of Christian Athletes and they were married in the summer of 1982. Pam majored in chemistry and biology and worked in medical research until God began to bless her and Barry with children. They attended Bethlehem in 1984-85 during Barry’s final year of medical school and then moved to Duluth, MN for residency training. In 1988, they moved to Austin, MN, where they raised their four children, Matthew, David, Sara and Jacob.

Pam was active in ministry during 27+ “stay-home- mom” years: teaching Sunday School, leading youth small groups, mentoring young women, developing a children’s Wednesday night curriculum, coordinating the children’s program for Community Bible Study and teaching women’s Bible studies. She also began volunteering for VVMI, a small mission agency, by doing bookkeeping/accounting, donor relations, website and leading short-term trips.

In 2010, Pam and Barry moved back to the Twin Cities as “empty-nesters.” In January 2011, Pam came on staff at Bethlehem as a ministry assistant for Women’s Ministry, serving Mary Delk, Minister for Women. In that role, she learned much about the vision and philosophy of ministry to women at Bethlehem, and began teaching women’s Bible studies and mentoring. Since Mary retired in January 2016, Pam has served as Interim Director of Women’s Ministry.

Steven Lee

Steven Lee

Lead Pastor, North

steven.lee@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x821

In 2017, Steven was called to serve at Bethlehem as Lead Pastor, North Campus.

He is called to provide leadership, preaching, and congregational care for the North Campus. Steven and his wife, Stephanie, have five children: Noelle, Malakai, Ezekiel, Charis, and Isaiah.

Previously, Steven served for five years at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, as the Pastor of Small Groups & Community Outreach. There he developed and launched the small groups ministry and led evangelistic efforts to the surrounding community. Prior to that, Steven was on staff at Bethlehem Baptist for four years, primarily working with our Global Partners and the Global Outreach department. Before that time, Steven and Stephanie helped launch a multi-ethnic church plant in La Jolla, California. Steven also worked for four years as a graphic designer for a biotechnology company in San Diego.

It was during Steven’s time at the multi-ethnic church plant, and later serving with Bethlehem’s missionaries, when God ignited a passion in his life for the glory of Christ to be exalted among the all the nations. Steven has traveled to Southeast Asia with Leadership Resources International to train pastors in biblical principles.

Steven and Stephanie met in college, and were married in 2006. Stephanie, after teaching public elementary school in National City, California, and at a charter school for low-income students in South Minneapolis, is now a stay-at-home mom. She continues to be passionate about helping internationals and non-native English speakers come to know Jesus.

Steven grew up in Northern California as a pastor’s kid and received Christ at a young age. He received his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts from the University of California, San Diego (2004), and was part of the first class of M.Div. graduates from Bethlehem College & Seminary (2012). Steven occasionally contributes articles for Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and the Lifeway Pastor’s Blog.

He is eager to see every believer transformed by God’s word, in the context of a loving and Christ-like community, in order to shine forth as witnesses of the grace of Jesus Christ, and to see the lost discover the saving work and eternal worth of Jesus Christ.

Gil McConnell

Gil McConnell

Pastor for Children & Family Discipleship, North

gil.mcconnell@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x809

In 1989, in a small church just south of Louisville, Kentucky, God brought Gil out of darkness and into his marvelous light. Gil quickly got involved with the church youth group and continued to grow in his faith.

In 1994, Gil moved to Alpena, Michigan, located in northeast Lower Peninsula, to be involved in a church plant. He served there for nine years in the areas of youth, worship, evangelism, discipleship and leadership. During this time he completed his B.A. in Elementary and Music Education at Spring Arbor University.

In May 2002, Gil married his sweet JoAnna. They spent their first two years of marriage serving the Lord together at the church in Alpena. As a bi-vocational elder, Gil taught in the public elementary school system and served as Principal of a local Christian school.

In August 2004, the McConnells moved to Minneapolis, so Gil could study at The Bethlehem Institute, which is now Bethlehem College and Seminary (BCS). Gil holds a M.A. from BCS and a M.Div. from Southern Seminary. He has been on staff at Bethlehem since 2005 and now serves as Pastor for Children and Family Discipleship at our North Campus. Gil & JoAnna live in Blaine, with their five children, Sophia, Micah, Joshua, Benaiah, and Zachary.

Believing that “children are a heritage from the LORD” (Psalm 127:3), Gil desires to serve alongside families in the church and steward this holy heritage by spreading a passion for God’s supremacy for the joy of the next generation through Jesus Christ.

Jason Meyer

Jason Meyer

Pastor for Preaching & Vision

jason.meyer@bethlehem.church | 612-338-7653 x476

Jason is our Pastor for Preaching & Vision at Bethlehem. He is both a product of Bethlehem and clearly reflective of its “DNA” in his convictions and activities. He has a visible love for God, for his Word, and for shepherding people.

Jason also deeply loves his family. Jason has been married to his wife, Cara, since 1999 and they have four children. Their two girls are Gracie and Allie and their two boys are Jonathan and David. During the Spring semester of 2010, Jason taught at the Evangelical Theological College of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, while he and Cara completed the adoption of their two sons from Ethiopia.

Jason testifies that he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was 12 years old, as he came to understand God’s gracious work of salvation. Throughout his high school and college years, the Lord progressively subdued Jason’s heart and affections, and claimed his heart as His throne. The watershed experience of Jason’s life occurred in his sophomore year of college, when God called him to ministry. Prior to this point, he had never even remotely desired to be in full-time ministry. After this point, ministry became the consuming desire of his heart. God has equipped Jason through the Holy Spirit, godly mentors, and college and seminary training for service in the kingdom as a herald of the gospel. Jason is driven by a supreme and overarching passion for God’s glory. Through the proclamation of the gospel of God in word and deed, he desires to see the worship of God spread to all the nations of the world.

This passion for God’s glory drove Jason to go deep and hard in studying the gospel he holds so dearly! Jason holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree awarded in 2007 and a Master of Divinity degree in 2002—both from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His Bachelor of Science degree was from Oklahoma Wesleyan in 1998. Notably, in terms of his Bethlehem “DNA,” he was a student (vocational elder training), apprentice, and teacher during the period from August 1999 to August 2001 at The Bethlehem Institute. While Jason loved the academic realm, he always found himself leaning toward the church at every step of the way.

God met that desire and gave Jason the opportunity to put his rigorous education into practice in many different contexts for the sake of the church.  He has served as Bethlehem College and Seminary's Associate Professor of New Testament. Prior to that, he served as Interim Pastor at the Parkway Baptist Church of Natchez, Mississippi. In this capacity, he preached Sunday morning and Sunday night sermons. Before that, he provided Pulpit Supply and Teaching for the Louisiana Baptist Convention and served as the preacher and Dean of Chapel at Louisiana College. From 2002 to 2006 he was Pastor of the Orville Baptist Church of Pleasureville, Kentucky, and during the summer of 2001 he taught at the Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary in Africa.

Jon Nowlin

Jon Nowlin

Pastor for Youth & Family Discipleship, North

jon.nowlin@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x810

By God’s gracious hand, Jonathan (meaning “God’s gracious gift”) was born in Wheaton, Illinois, to a mother with complications due to Multiple Sclerosis. His family moved to Shoreview, Minnesota, when he was 6 years old. That year, he asked Jesus to be his Savior, but the gospel had yet to land on his heart.

Five years later, his parents were divorced, and Jon responded by pursuing satisfaction apart from God. The next six years gave evidence that he was “foolish, disobedient, led astray,” and a slave “to various passions and pleasures” (Titus 3:3). The persistent prayers of his mother and grandmother, together with the faithful proclamation of the gospel by a youth leader, were the means by which Jesus pursued and conquered Jon’s heart when he was in Grade 11.

After his freshman year at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, God began to call Jon to full-time ministry. While serving at a summer camp, Jon sensed the Spirit giving him a growing passion to teach the Word of God to students. He returned to Trinity and pursued a B.A. in Youth Ministry and a minor in Biblical Studies.

Jon met his wife, Mandy, in college and they were married after graduation.

In 1998, they moved to Worthington, Minnesota, where Jon served for six years as youth pastor at First Baptist Church, overseeing volunteer teams, teaching, and leading mission trips for both Jr & Sr High.

In Fall 2004, Jon and his family returned to the Twin Cities to be close his mother and to allow him to pursue a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Exposition at Bethel Seminary, which he completed in June 2010. Jon & Mandy have been active members at Bethlehem since 2005. They have four children: Addalai, Elena, Samuel, and Gabriel.

  • Elders
    Sam Crabtree

    Sam Crabtree

    Elder; Pastor for Small Groups, North

    sam.crabtree@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x826

    God uses ordinary clods of clay.

    Sam was born third of seven children in Dixon, Illinois, to a family that also lived in Wisconsin, Montana, Iowa, and Minnesota.

    Called by God and shaped by Christian parents and praying grandparents, he trusted Christ alone for the forgiveness of his sins and the fulfillment of all God’s promises to him when he was in early grade school, and was interviewed by the church elders for baptism when he was in third grade.

    Further shaped by teachers, coaches, pastors, books, experiences on the farm and in town, and famous “dead guys,” he first preached to the entire congregation when he was sixteen, and at nineteen led monthly city-wide “hymn sings” in St. Cloud, MN.

    Vicki Anderstrom, a gifted musician, consented to marry him in 1973, while they were together in a traveling musical ensemble with a weekly radio program on a handful of stations in the Midwest. Crabtrees were instrumental in launching the Campus Crusade chapter at St. Cloud State University. They both taught in the public schools for seven years during which God gave them Dawn and Mandi (who have subsequently given them six grandchildren). Sam and Vicki lost two children to miscarriage, Aryn and Jordan.

    While pastoring 16 years in Brookings, South Dakota, he began corresponding with John Piper, then senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, who eventually asked Sam to join the staff as Executive Pastor in 1997. Sam arrived with an “earnest desire to foster an unbridled enthusiasm for the pre-eminence of Christ,” his personal life aim being to grow in Christ-likeness.

    After chairing the search committee to head up the transition from John Piper to Jason Meyer, Sam took a position as North Campus Pastor for Small Groups. In the strength God supplies he has made contributions to various boards and publishing houses.

    He has fallen 5 short of his goal to make 100 consecutive free throws, and has written a daily note to Vicki since 1982 (well over ten thousand notes).

    Jack Delk

    Jack Delk

    Elder; Pastor for Counseling, North

    jack.delk@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x815

    Jack sensed God’s call to full-time ministry during the summer of 1996 at the age of 45 and subsequently began the M.Div. program at Bethel Seminary in January 1998 and The Bethlehem Institute Track Two program in the Fall of 2000. Jack graduated from both of these programs in May 2002. He is now our North Campus Counseling Pastor, a part of the Adult Ministries pastoral team working to ensure that members do not “fall through the cracks” but instead receive the support, accountability, and nurturing which goes with being a part of the body of Christ. Jack believes that in longing for our neighbors and the nations to behold Jesus as a treasure so valuable that they would forsake everything the world has to offer to obtain it, we must never forget that there are concentric circles of responsibility for care. The Apostle Paul writes, “As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).

    Jack’s closest partner and friend in ministry is his wife, Mary (former Minister for Women at Bethlehem). Jack & Mary partner in many ways but share a passion for seeing young couples become solidly established in their marriages by recognizing and embracing God’s role for them as men and women, husbands and wives. They live out this passion through leading small groups geared specifically toward young couples in their first years of marriage, partnering in pre-marriage counseling, and occasionally teaching classes on marriage.

    Jack & Mary have two grown sons: Josh, married to Maria, and living in Austin, Texas; and Jacob, living in Minneapolis. They are the proud grandparents of Caden and Chase, Josh & Maria's sons.

    Jason DeRouchie

    Jason DeRouchie

    Elder; Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary

    jason.derouchie@bethlehem.church | 612-455-3420 x1105

    Jason DeRouchie is a mission-minded teacher, husband, and father who is passionate to help Christians exalt Jesus and the hope of the gospel from all of Scripture. The Lord saved Jason during his elementary days, preserved him through his teens, prepared him though his college, seminary, and doctoral studies, and is now using him to proclaim Christ’s excellencies at Bethlehem and beyond.

    Jason & Teresa have been married since 1994, and God has blessed them with six children—Janie, Ruthie, Isaac, Ezra, Joey, and Joy—the younger three all coming from Ethiopia. They love Bethlehem’s theology, mission, and ministry, and they affirm Jason’s calling as a minister of God’s word. As a family, they also enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, and moose-watching. Their favorite place to get away is the north shore of Lake Superior.

    Prior to Bethlehem, Jason served as an associate pastor for adult discipleship at a Southern Baptist church in Indiana. In 2005 he moved to the Twin Cities to teach biblical studies and Christian worldview at what is now University of Northwestern—St. Paul. The DeRouchie family has been actively involved at Bethlehem since 2005, with Jason teaching an adult Sunday School class at the North Campus since 2006 and serving as an external counsel to the elders. Since 2009, Jason has served on the faculty of Bethlehem College & Seminary, where he presently ministers as Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology. 

    Seeing his grandfather near death while in college, Tom came to the realization that his grandfather had lived his life for God and not for himself, and that something needed to change in his own life. As he read the gospel he realized that all his attempts to be good fell short.

    The truth that “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us,” made Tom want to “Love the Lord your [his] God with all your [his] heart, soul mind and strength.” The word of God became living and active in Tom’s life, and he became grateful for God’s saving grace toward him through Jesus and the wake-up call he was given through the death of his grandfather.

    Tom and his wife, Abigail, and their five children attend the North Campus. They have been members since 2002. Tom has led a small group for most of the years since joining Bethlehem. He also has taught men’s classes relating to men’s calling in the home and workplace.

    As an elder, Tom’s desire is to help bring loving consistency to the equipping and care of the church. He wants to move toward God’s people to protect and to proclaim the gospel in Jesus’ name. Tom’s hope is that God’s people at Bethlehem would worship God in the splendor of His holiness every one of the 86,400 seconds of the day.

    Jon Grano

    Jon Grano

    Elder; Lead Pastor for Operations

    jon.grano@bethlehem.church | 612-338-7653 x467

    Jon has greatly enjoyed supporting Bethlehem’s mission and ministry since 1981, first as a volunteer and now on staff as Lead Pastor for Operations. He is very thankful for this opportunity to serve Bethlehem full-time as he leads an excellent support staff focused on areas like properties management, financial administration, office management, communications, information technologies, media, and human resources, as well as kitchen, wedding, and library coordination.

    Jon was born just miles from Bethlehem, and spent his formative years growing up in a Christian home in Duluth. During high school, God used prayers from family members and friends, a letter from his dad describing the importance of trusting and following Jesus, and contact with individuals in the Jesus People movement to plant seeds that later blossomed into saving faith. Then, in the fall of 1975 as a freshman at St. Olaf College, God drew Jon into his kingdom and turned his life right-side up through the college ministry of a local church (Emmaus Baptist), the witness of several close friends, and a powerful time of reading Scripture. He was baptized shortly afterward.

    God brought Jon and his wife, Pam, to Bethlehem within weeks of their 1981 wedding through Pastor John’s preaching and Pastor Tom’s leadership of Toshavim (and its softball team!). Jon has been involved in various ministries since, including the Council of Elders (and its 1980s precursor, the Council of Deacons), the North Campus building committee, adult small groups and children’s Sunday School small groups, the Worship & Music search committee for Chuck Steddom, and Toshavim worship leadership. Pam has also been involved extensively with worship and children’s ministries at Bethlehem. They shared an Elliot Park duplex for nine years with good friends from Bethlehem (Pastor Tom & Julie Steller), and now live in New Brighton, just two miles from the North Campus. Their daughter, Rebecca, is married to Charlie. Their son, Daniel is married to Nicole.

    Before joining Bethlehem’s staff, Jon served as a group leader at Parametric Technologies (PTC), a product development software company, where he led its Windchill division Development Services team. Prior to PTC, he was employed by Control Data’s ICEM CAD/CAM division as a project leader and software developer. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science.

    Tim and Gretchen have been married since 1984.  Together they have three grown children, two daughters-in-law and one granddaughter.  They live in White Bear Lake and have attended Bethlehem since 2001, calling the North Campus their home since it was launched at Northwestern College. Tim & Gretchen have been involved in numerous ministries at Bethlehem, including parenting classes, Jr and Sr High, small groups, and prayer ministry.  Tim has a particular passion to see God use 1 Corinthians 14:1 to build up and care for His bride.  In the past, Tim and Gretchen served in various leadership roles with Bible Study Fellowship. They treasure Bethlehem’s mission, worship, and faithfulness to God’s Word.

    Dan Holst

    Dan Holst

    Elder; Pastor for Worship, North

    dan.holst@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x813

    Born into a Christian home in suburban Minneapolis in 1961, Dan was born again as a child of 4 or 5 at his mother’s knee. When he was 10, Dan’s parents sensed God’s call to missionary service in southern Africa. “As a child, I saw in my parents a passionate commitment to Christ which resulted in radical middle-aged steps of obedience to go and spread the gospel.” During high school, he first became involved in leading worship. After finishing high school in Zimbabwe, Dan returned to the U.S. to attend Bethel College in St. Paul.

    Graduating from Bethel in January 1983, with a degree in English Literature, Dan married Liz in February of the same year. They have four children, Anika, Erik, Mariana, and Anders. They currently live in Mounds View. Dan was employed by Northwest Airlines as a flight attendant for 20 years.

    October 2002, Dan Holst joined Bethlehem’s staff, where he continues to serve and shepherd the body of believers at the North Campus. July 2011, the congregation approved the elder recommendation that Dan Holst become Lead (Campus) Pastor, North Campus.

    As Lead Pastor, Dan Holst works to mobilize the pastors and elders of his campus to provide care for the campus congregation as well as to see that the Word is faithfully taught and preached. He also coordinates collaborative pastoral leadership on his campus in the ministry areas of worship, nurture, and outreach. Dan continues to provide pastoral leadership and oversight of all worship ministries on his campus.

    Whether leading worship in small groups or at the North Campus during weekend services, Dan serves with an unbridled passion to know God in word and worship. He is aware of the twin pillars on which Godward worship rests: “In worship, we seek to inform the mind with biblical truths about God so that the heart will rightly respond to his greatness and glory.”

    Tim & Molly have been covenant members at Bethlehem since the mid-1980s and are grateful to God for the impact that Bethlehem has made on their lives and family. Together, they have five children: Emily, Hannah, Greta, Spencer, and Sam. Tim serves as a North Campus Elder and has served as the Chairman of the Elder Council. He has also served as chairman of the North Campus Phase 2 build-out committee. He counts it a remarkable blessing to hunger for righteousness and treasure Christ as the Bethlehem family labors together for each other’s joy.

    Vince Johnson

    Vince Johnson

    Elder; Pastor for Outreach, North

    vince.johnson@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x812

    Vince Johnson was born in Richfield, Minnesota. He grew up in Burnsville and Stacy, Minnesota. He attended Golden Valley Lutheran College for a year before transferring to St. Cloud State University (SCSU), where he graduated in 1984 with a double major in Speech Communication and Psychology, specializing in Chemical Dependency Counseling.

    Vince was blessed with parents who valued going to church and believing in God, but Vince did not understand the atoning death of Christ until his sophomore year at SCSU. God’s regenerating work in Vince’s heart through the Word of God spoken and read made him alive in Christ. Over the next three years, God planted in Vince a love for evangelism, discipleship, and global outreach through Bible study and practical ministry.

    Vince met his wife, Kathy, in 1983 on a Campus Crusade for Christ Summer Project in Chicago. Both were captured by God’s grace while in college and grew to love student ministry.

    They married in 1985 and moved to Chicago to attend seminary. In 1987, Vince & Kathy began serving on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru). They have served assignments in Ohio (5 years), in Turkey (4 years), at the U of M (1 year), and the Upper Midwest Regional Office (12 years).

    Vince & Kathy have been members of Bethlehem since January 1997. For several years, they have encouraged marriages and families through teaching a class at Bethlehem on parenting teens. The Johnsons have three children: Brooke, Reid, and Brenna.

    Steven Lee

    Steven Lee

    Elder; Lead Pastor, North

    steven.lee@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x821

    In 2017, Steven was called to serve at Bethlehem as Lead Pastor, North Campus.

    He is called to provide leadership, preaching, and congregational care for the North Campus. Steven and his wife, Stephanie, have five children: Noelle, Malakai, Ezekiel, Charis, and Isaiah.

    Previously, Steven served for five years at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, as the Pastor of Small Groups & Community Outreach. There he developed and launched the small groups ministry and led evangelistic efforts to the surrounding community. Prior to that, Steven was on staff at Bethlehem Baptist for four years, primarily working with our Global Partners and the Global Outreach department. Before that time, Steven and Stephanie helped launch a multi-ethnic church plant in La Jolla, California. Steven also worked for four years as a graphic designer for a biotechnology company in San Diego.

    It was during Steven’s time at the multi-ethnic church plant, and later serving with Bethlehem’s missionaries, when God ignited a passion in his life for the glory of Christ to be exalted among the all the nations. Steven has traveled to Southeast Asia with Leadership Resources International to train pastors in biblical principles.

    Steven and Stephanie met in college, and were married in 2006. Stephanie, after teaching public elementary school in National City, California, and at a charter school for low-income students in South Minneapolis, is now a stay-at-home mom. She continues to be passionate about helping internationals and non-native English speakers come to know Jesus.

    Steven grew up in Northern California as a pastor’s kid and received Christ at a young age. He received his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts from the University of California, San Diego (2004), and was part of the first class of M.Div. graduates from Bethlehem College & Seminary (2012). Steven occasionally contributes articles for Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and the Lifeway Pastor’s Blog.

    He is eager to see every believer transformed by God’s word, in the context of a loving and Christ-like community, in order to shine forth as witnesses of the grace of Jesus Christ, and to see the lost discover the saving work and eternal worth of Jesus Christ.

    Gil McConnell

    Gil McConnell

    Elder; Pastor for Children & Family Discipleship, North

    gil.mcconnell@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x809

    In 1989, in a small church just south of Louisville, Kentucky, God brought Gil out of darkness and into his marvelous light. Gil quickly got involved with the church youth group and continued to grow in his faith.

    In 1994, Gil moved to Alpena, Michigan, located in northeast Lower Peninsula, to be involved in a church plant. He served there for nine years in the areas of youth, worship, evangelism, discipleship and leadership. During this time he completed his B.A. in Elementary and Music Education at Spring Arbor University.

    In May 2002, Gil married his sweet JoAnna. They spent their first two years of marriage serving the Lord together at the church in Alpena. As a bi-vocational elder, Gil taught in the public elementary school system and served as Principal of a local Christian school.

    In August 2004, the McConnells moved to Minneapolis, so Gil could study at The Bethlehem Institute, which is now Bethlehem College and Seminary (BCS). Gil holds a M.A. from BCS and a M.Div. from Southern Seminary. He has been on staff at Bethlehem since 2005 and now serves as Pastor for Children and Family Discipleship at our North Campus. Gil & JoAnna live in Blaine, with their five children, Sophia, Micah, Joshua, Benaiah, and Zachary.

    Believing that “children are a heritage from the LORD” (Psalm 127:3), Gil desires to serve alongside families in the church and steward this holy heritage by spreading a passion for God’s supremacy for the joy of the next generation through Jesus Christ.

    Mike has been attending Bethlehem since 1986 and has been a member since 1992. His wife, Karin, has been attending since she was born. (She became a member in 1980.) Together they have four children: Jeremiah, Matthew, Madeline, and Gabriella. The Melochs live in Shoreview and attend the North Campus. Mike began managing an underwriting company focused on group medical plans, and God continues to allow him to manage this vineyard in Blaine, which now has 25 employees. His heart and prayer for the people of Bethlehem is for them to be satisfied in Christ and to glorify him in whatever they do.

    Andy Naselli

    Andy Naselli

    Elder, Assistant Professor of New Testament & Theology, Bethlehem College & Seminary

    andy.naselli@bethlehem.church

    Andy and his wife, Jenni, have been married since 2004, and God has blessed them with four girls: Kara, Gloria, Emma and Eden. God first enabled Andy to turn from his sins and trust Christ alone when he was 8 years old. The Nasellis have been part of Bethlehem since moving to Minneapolis in mid-2013 so that Andy could teach New Testament, theology, and ethics at Bethlehem College & Seminary.

    When Luis was 5 years old, his mom became a believer and started taking him and his siblings to church. Through the teaching in Sunday School and the preaching of the Word, Luis became a believer at around age 8. The Lord did a miraculous work in his young heart quickly by giving him a great desire to pray, worship the Lord privately, and study the Scriptures. This desire and pursuit have been strong ever since.

    Also at age 5, Luis met Cristina in Sunday School. Later they led their youth group at their small church in Puerto Rico, and they have worshiped the Lord and worked in different ministries together ever since. Luis and Cristina married in 1992 and have one child, Jonathan, age 10. They moved to Minnesota in 1999, and have called Bethlehem's North Campus home since 2008.

    At Bethlehem, Luis has been a small group leader for four years. He is also part of the group of parents leading Trail Life USA, a program at Bethlehem's North Campus for boys and young men to honor God and experience outdoor adventures. Luis has also taught and mentored in Prison Ministry.

    Luis & Cristina have been involved in several ministries together including Family Discipleship, the Hispanic Ministry, and Counseling. As an Elder, Luis tries to be intentional about caring for the people and guarding them from false doctrines. For this he relies on the Holy Spirit and uses the Bible, which is infallible and sufficient for all matters of faith and life.

    Luis works as an engineer for a medical device company. In 2015, he became a Minnesota Twins fan along with Jonathan. He enjoys hiking with his family, reading, and running. Luis’ favorite books are God Is the Gospel by John Piper, and Holy War by John Bunyan.

    Jason became a new creation in Christ through the ministry of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) while a student at the University of South Dakota in 1995. Shortly thereafter, he was introduced to John Piper’s ministry through his book Desiring God. His wife, Erika, also came to know Jesus through Cru while a student at Minnesota State – Moorhead. Jason and Erika met on a Cru summer mission in 1996, and they were married in 2001.

    It was on that same summer mission that Jason sensed God’s call on him to vocational ministry, and he joined the staff of Cru in 1998. He loves their mission of “turning lost students and faculty into lifelong, Christ-centered laborers." He has served with Cru at the University of Iowa, St. Cloud State University, Cru International Headquarters in Orlando and is currently part of the Upper Midwest Leadership Development Team (serving ND, SD, MN, WI, IA).

    Jason loves the local church. He and Erika have attended Bethlehem since 2000 and became members in 2001. Jason has served at Bethlehem as a greeter, Scripture reader, small group leader, teacher at small group leader meetings, note-taker for the North Elder Council and as a Team Leader for preschoolers at the North Campus.

    Jason & Erika have three sons: Austin (2009), Ray (2013), and Milo (2014).

    Steve was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and came to trust in Jesus at an early age. He and his wife, Liz, both graduated from Bethel College in 1991, and they were married in 1992. Steve & Liz become members of Bethlehem in 1993. God has used Bethlehem to grow their love for God and his Word. Steve and Liz have four children, Lydia, Daniel, Jacob, and Julia. The Steins live in Lino Lakes and attend the North Campus. From 2006 to 2007, the Steins had the privilege of serving the Lord in Lusaka, Zambia, with Action Zambia Ministries. Steve desires to be used by God to strengthen and encourage his people at Bethlehem as they run the race set before them.

    Steve Walmsley

    Steve Walmsley

    Elder

    steve.walmsley@bethlehem.church | 612-338-7653 x463

    Steve is a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities. Christ called Steve to himself through the gospel testimony of a coworker when he was 20. Steve & Laurie were married in 1985, live in Brooklyn Park, and have two adult daughters. They’ve been members at Bethlehem since 1993. Steve has served as a small group leader, in worship, and on several committees. He and Laurie are currently serving at the North Campus as teachers for grades 5–6 Wednesday Connection class and as hosts for the Getting Acquainted With Bethlehem class on Sundays. God has placed a deep, consistently growing desire in Steve’s heart to serve Christ and his body at Bethlehem and among the nations.

  • Deacons

    Barry Onufrock, Deacon

    Stephen Prater, Deacon

  • Support Staff

    Joel Assaraf, Ministry Assistant for Lead Pastor, North

    joel.assaraf@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x702

    Tom Boyer, Ministry Assistant for Family Discipleship, North

    tom.boyer@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800

    Josh Bremerman, Ministry Assistant for Sr High Discipleship, North

    josh.bremerman@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800

    Lee Burtman, Coordinator for Disability Ministry, North

    lee.burtman@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x736

    Dave Carlson, Coordinator for Facilities, North

    dave.carlson@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x855

    John Carlson, Custodian

    john.carlson@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800

    Heather Douglas, Administrative Assistant for Adult Discipleship, North

    heather.douglas@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x803 (Administrative Asst.)

    Cynthia Francis, Ministry Assistant for Counseling, North; Administrative Assistant for Women’s Ministry, Downtown

    cynthia.francis@bethlehem.church | 612-338-7653 x492

    Lynda Hansen, Receptionist, North; Administrative Assistant for Adult Discipleship, North; Coordinator for Calendar

    lynda.hansen@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800

    Molly Johnson, Lead Coordinator for Kitchen Ministries, North

    molly.johnson@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x869

    Ryan Kirchoff, Ministry Assistant for Neighborhood Outreach, North

    ryan.kirchoff@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x804

    Katie Kramer, Administrative Assistant for Youth & Family Discipleship, North

    katie.kramer@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x801

    Lauren Mattson, Lead Administrative Assistant, North

    lauren.mattson@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x823

    Beth Nordquist, Administrative Assistant for Women’s Ministry, North

    beth.nordquist@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x806

    Claire Olson, Assistant Coordinator for Childcare, North

    claire.olson@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x713

    Lulu Robinson, Administrative Assistant for Children & Family Discipleship, North

    lulu.robinson@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x805

    Kevin Shull, Director for Music & Worship, North

    kevin.shull@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x825

    Diane Soderholm, Administrative Assistant for Youth & Family Discipleship, North

    diane.soderholm@bethlehem.church | 612-338-7653 x840

    Maggie Sporleder, Assistant Coordinator for Childcare, North

    maggie.sporleder@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x709

    Jacque Straka, Administrative Assistant for Children & Family Discipleship, North

    jacque.straka@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x822

    Carmen Tomaszewski, Lead Coordinator for Nurseries, North

    carmen.tomaszewski@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x807

    Karleen Witt, Assistant Coordinator for Childcare, North

    karleen.witt@bethlehem.church | 612-455-0800 x708

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21135 Jacquard Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota, 55044
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