Call Committee

Call Committee Process & Information

We ask for your prayers as we begin this important process of discerning a call to a new pastor to serve at Bethel. We will work in partnership with the Bishop’s Office of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Process Update

We invite you to participate in an informal collection of opinions to help our Call Committee.

On the weekend of January 22/23, each member in attendance will receive a Post-It Note. We ask you to write down your ideas about a new Associate Pastor of Generational Ministries. These ideas could include characteristics, personality traits, strengths, or really anything at all.

If you are unable to attend or would like to provide ideas ahead of the services, please click here.

The goal of this activity is to provide the Call Committee with themes that will help guide the call process. Please submit your feedback by January 23, 2022. For questions or if you prefer to send an email, please contact Jodi Dettmann at

Lastly, there’s still time to submit names for pastoral candidate nominations via this form (Nomination Examples: a pastor you may have noted to be exceptional or whom you have heard deliver a meaningful sermon. This is not limited to geographical location. You could have been in another state and enjoyed a pastor’s ministry.)

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.