Call Committee

Call Committee Process Update

Bethel to Extend a Call to Lisa Hawe as Associate Pastor – Generational Ministries

Bethel is pleased to announce that a congregational meeting held on Sunday, September 25th resulted in a favorable vote to extend a call to Lisa Hawe as Associate Pastor – Generational Ministries. The meeting was well attended with 191 ‘yes’ and 13 ‘no’ votes cast.

Jodi Dettmann, Call Committee Chair, presented Lisa who is a first call, second career pastoral candidate. Now that she has received the call from a congregation she is eligible for ordination. Her ordination is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th at 2:30 pm at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing, MN. Bethel members are welcome to attend.

Lisa will begin serving at Bethel on Monday, December 5th and lead worship on December 10th and 11th with her first weekend preaching, Dec 17th and 18th.

To learn more about Lisa, you are invited to view the brochure shared at the congregational meeting here:

Many thanks to the Bethel Call Committee for their faithful and diligent work and discernment of our next pastor!

Members of the Call Committee: Dustin Anderson, Peter DeLone, Jodi Dettmann, Tammy Gross, Greg Heetland, Kelly Jones, Jim Kiehne, Laurice Kneeskern, and Pastor Anjanette Bandel.

Pastoral Job Descriptions

As part of Bethel’s Pastoral Team, the position of Associate Pastor- Generational Ministry relates to the two other full-time pastor positions. In the summer of 2020, Bethel established a “Pastoral Transition Team” in anticipation of the retirement of the Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. Norman Wahl, and the beginning of Rev. Anjanette Bandel’s call to be Lead Pastor.  
New job descriptions were crafted by the Pastoral Transition Team for responsibilities of the three members of the Bethel pastoral team: Lead Pastor, Associate Pastor-Education and Associate Pastor- Generational Ministry. You will see these job descriptions approved by the Personnel Team and Bethel Church Council in the fall of 2020.

Steps of the Call Process

Call Committee Members

The Bethel Church Council is pleased to announce the Call Committee for our third full-time pastor position, Pastor of Generational Ministries.

If you have any questions about the pastoral call process please contact any member of this team. The Call Committee will be diligent in communicating updates to the congregation in the following months ahead.