Key Volunteer Leaders

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Sophia Mahowald

Church Council Chair & Outreach and Hospitality
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Kyle Korzenowski 

Missions and Community Action

Tina Goralczyk

Parish Nurse & Congregational Care 

Kyle is one of the key people to seek out if you like getting out in the world and making a difference.  He and his team coordinate projects to feed our neighbors around the block and around the world.  This includes such things as bi-weekly work groups to pack food for Feed My Starving Children, bi-monthly dinners at the Simpson Shelter for the homeless in Minneapolis, and our community Grow Gardens in our backyard.  Kyle is an IT guy by profession, an avid reader, and great dad.  Let Kyle know if you have any questions regarding how you too can serve others in the name of Christ.  

Tina has been a Parish Nurse since 2008, which means she deals with the spiritual aspect of the healing process.  This could be a healing which comes about following a surgery, extended illness, death, loss, recovery program, or much more. Tina is a loving mother who gives a lot of chores, eats bonbons and watches TV all day -- at least these are what her three teen and pre-teenagers would tell you!  Actually, she enjoys reading mysteries, traveling as a family, and putting together photo albums.  Feel free to contact her if you think she might be able to help you in some way; she would love to hear from you.

Sophia leads the governing body of the church, known as the Church Council.  She helps all the various ministries and players to work effectively together.  She is also chair of Outreach and Hospitality Team, where her dream is to have a place for all people to call HOME.  Sophia and her husband Scott are more recent transplants; the people at Bethel were so warm, real, and enthusiastic when they originally visited that they decided to stay!  In her spare time, Sophia loves to kayak, garden, and grow grapes in order to make her own red wine. If you would like to find out more about the church structure or outreach activities at Bethel, feel free to contact her at the email below. 

Steve Pinney

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Dave Feerhusen

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Pat Goralczyk

Trustees Chair

The finances of the church are in great hands, thanks to people like Steve.  As the church Treasurer, Steve watches over the outgoing expenses of the church, while others care for the incoming side.  Steve has 34 years of experience as an executive manager for Cargill and Mosaic, before retiring for good in 2014.  Along with his astute business sense, Steve can talk farming, carpentry, and maple syrup making with you!  Let him know if you have any questions in regards to how Bethel uses the gifts you give for God's work.

Dave is an active leader at Bethel, chairing the team which cares for the personnel matters of the church.  This group does not supervise any of the staff, but they do assist in policy-setting and direction.  Dave will gladly tell you all about his adorable grandchildren and show you pictures of each!  He is also the one to ask questions of in case you are new to the area, as he is an active real estate agent and knows much about the community.  If for any reason you would like to reach out to Dave, you may do so through his email below. 

The Trustees basically oversee the building and grounds of the church.  Therefore, Pat never has any spare time ~ good thing he loves this place!  If you ask his wife, Tina, she would say he does make the best pies and cakes ever; he even creates cakes in various shapes for his kids birthdays or special events: there have been pigs, pirate ships, frogs, even fairy tale castles.  Don't contact him if you need a cake, but do email Pat if there is something related to the church building or grounds where you'd be willing and able to share your time.  This busy man appreciates every extra pair of hands when they come along!