Staff/Leadership

Downtown Campus

720 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415
Sundays: 7:30am, 9am & 11am

North Campus

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

South Campus

20700 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota, 55044
Sundays: 10:30am

Laurie Walmsley

Deacon

Share your testimony. How did God draw you to faith in Christ?
I grew up in a faith-based home. I came to faith in my freshman year of high school. At my church’s summer camp, I walked the aisle and prayed for God to cover my sin and be my Savior. It was truly a cleansing time; the freedom from sin’s punishment was palpable to me. Psalm 51:6 is especially meaningful to me: “Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.” I always knew I was a sinner—my heart screamed it—but I was a good actor and people thought I was a “good girl.” God pierced my heart, my innermost being, and showed me that my heart was sick and full of sin, which would condemn me to eternal punishment. He cleansed me in my innermost being and put his Spirit within me. He has created in me a clean heart and a right spirit.

Why do you want to be a Deacon?
God has placed on my heart a passion to see a vibrant prayer ministry raised up at the North Campus. Prayer is an amazing gift, and my hope that we can learn to more boldly and confidently go to the Throne of Grace with each other. Asking for prayer is not a “weakness” but a privilege—to stand side by side with fellow believers and draw near to our ever-present and approachable God, our Heavenly Father. With God’s help, I desire to serve him in the prayer ministry at the North Campus.

Are you currently serving at Bethlehem in a ministry area?
At Wednesday Connection, I co-teach Grades 4 and 5 with my husband, Steve.