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Kris Wollman

Director of Worship & Music

Kris is the key planner and coordinator for worship services as well as director for the Senior Choir. She is eager to talk with you about sharing your gifts to enhance our worship life.

Erica Atkins

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Atkins has an elementary education degree from Northern State University with an early childhood endorsement. Her family is deeply connected to the worship and ministry of Bethlehem.

Melissa Zastrow

Director of Children's Ministries

Melissa is responsible for the implementation of Christian Education for children ages 2 through 5th grade. She has an incredible mix of teaching skills and a deep faith in God's grace.

Beth Kopecky

Christian Education Assistant/Communications Assistant

Beth helps with all aspects of Sunday and Wednesday School ministries. She also assits with weekly bulletin preparation, website maintenance and other communication ministry.

Denny Smook

Coordinator of Youth Ministries

Denny is our point person for fellowship ministries for middle and high school students as well as Table Talks and Peer Ministry. Click here to find Denny on Facebook.

Sanessa Lindemann

Coordinator of Children's Music & Drama and Bridge8

Sanessa is responsible for all the children's music and drama opportunities. She also directs the Christmas and spring programs. In addition she also leads the Bridge8 group for 8th graders on Wednesday evenings.

Janis Heier

Director of Administration

Janis works closely with the Pastors and Joint Commission, in the planning, direction and day-to-day administration of the church operations. She also collaborates with staff, team members and the larger community in her efforts to effectively manage the financial resources of the church. Click here to find Janis on Facebook.

Cyndi Bishop

Director of Communications

Cyndi is responsible for the advertising and publications including the bulletins and newsletter. She also works on the BLC website and the worship projection.

Lori Carpenter

Administrative Specialist

Lori serves Bethlehem by providing administrative and secretarial services to the Pastors, staff and congregational leaders. She maintains the events calendar; schedules weddings, baptisms and funerals; and updates the membership database.

Steve Casanova

Director of Facilities

Steve and our custodial team are responsible to see that the facility is ready to welcome people for the many ministries of Bethlehem.

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