ANNOUNCEMENT: Bethel will only hold a 10:30 AM worship service at Bethel Fergus Falls today. All Sunday School, confirmation, ministry activities and other worship services are CANCELLED at BOTH CAMPUSES.


Pastors, Directors & Elders

Dave Foss

Lead Pastor
"My favorite and most challenging part of ministry is making discoveries in God's Word and then getting to present them in such a way that others are amazed by the Gospel."

Pastor Dave is married to Michele and has two children, Olivia and Micah.

Rich Iverson

Associate Pastor for Faith@Home Ministries
"In my role as pastor, I enjoy telling other hungry people where this beggar found bread."

Pastor Rich is married to Karen and they have six children, three sons-in-law and three grand children!

Caleb Larson

Fergus Falls Campus Pastor
Pastor Caleb is married to Sarah. They have two daughters and two sons.

Nick Laven

Battle Lake Campus Pastor
Pastor Nick is married to Brittany. They have two sons and three daughters.

Josiah Militzer

Youth & Young Adults Pastor
Josiah is married to Annie. They have one son and a daughter.

Kate Haus

Director of Operations
"Through each life transition, I find myself searching for the Lord’s will in my life. And many times, his will seems risky and not the road I would pick, but I’m comforted in remembering that the safest place to be is in the Will of God."

Kate is married to Josh and they have four sons and one daughter.

Erika Lundberg

Director of Worship & Welcome Ministries
"A highlight of my role at Bethel is the unity of the body of Christ in worship. The gospel is central and the ONLY hope we have!"

Erika is married to Pat and they have one son and two daughters.

Nycol Piekarski

Director of Children's Ministries
Nycol is married to Brian and they have three daughters.

Brad Pribbenow

Battle Lake Campus
Worship Leader
Brad serves as Dean of Students and Professor of Old Testament at Lutheran Brethren Seminary.
Brad is married to Melissa and they have two sons and two daughters.

Julie Gundersen

Bethel Parish Nurse
Julie has a decade of experience as a registered nurse and is excited to serve in a ministry setting where she will not only get to care for people's physical needs, but also their spiritual needs.

Ryan Erickson

Director of Media & Technical Arts
Ryan is married to Kristin and they have three daughters and two sons. 

Bethel's Elder Board

Listed in alphabetical order
Allan Bjerkaas
Larry Bjerketvedt
Dave Cornell
Kel Den Boer
Gay Folden
Pastor Dave Foss
Bob Koltes
Matt Olsen
Richard Risbrudt
LaWayne Rogness
Les Rogness
Ryan Rogness
Daryl Synstelien (chair)
Steve Tonneson
Doug Walvatne
John Zwiers

Ministry Teams

Download the following PDF to see the list of Ministry Teams and members.