August 6, 2017

Pastor – Rev. Brian Beckstrom

Rev. Brian Beckstrom has served as Campus Pastor At Wartburg College since 2006. He teaches both Religion and Leadership courses at the College. Prior to Wartburg, Brian served a newly organized congregation in Suburban Phoenix.
 
Brian is currently completing his Doctor of ministry degree through Luther Seminary, focusing on the religious identity and mission of ELCA colleges in the 21st century. He also writes for the ELCA’s Living Lutheran website.
 
Pr. Beckstrom and his wife Josie have two kids, Soren (16) and Linea (13).

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July 30, 2017

Pastor – Rev. Scott Benolkin

The Rev. Scott K. Benolkin is the pastor of the Valley Lutheran Church, Rockford, Illinois. He is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Syracuse University, and the University of Minnesota. Before hearing God’s call to the ministry of Word and Sacrament he worked as an economist for the EPA and the Federal Reserve. He enjoys computer programming, disc golf, and traveling with his wife Monica and five-year-old daughter Claire.

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July 23, 2017

Pastor – Bishop Gerald Mansholt

Rev. Dr. Gerald Mansholt is the current bishop of the East Central Synod of the ELCA. He is married to Anita, a retired middle school math teacher. They have two married daughters, Christa and Monica along with four grand children.
 
In April the bishop and Anita traveled to Rustenberg, South Africa to participate in the consecration of the new bishop for the western diocese of the ELC of South Africa. Over 5,000 people attended a joy-filled worship service lasting over six hours!

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July 16, 2017

Pastor – Rev. Mick Roschke

Pastor Mick is retired but still helps out at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Milwaukee’s inner city. Judy Roschke retired after thirty-seven years of teaching in Milwaukee.

Their son Micah and daughter Melissa are both social workers. Micahs’s wife Gloria is a teacher and Melissa’s husband Jeremy is a fire fighter. Both families have blessed Mick and Judy with two grandchildren each.

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July 9, 2017

Pastor – Rev. Mick Roschke

Pastor Mick is retired but still helps out at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Milwaukee’s inner city. Judy Roschke retired after thirty-seven years of teaching in Milwaukee.
 
Their son Micah and daughter Melissa are both social workers. Micahs’s wife Gloria is a teacher and Melissa’s husband Jeremy is a fire fighter. Both families have blessed Mick and Judy with two grandchildren each.

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July 2, 2017

Pastor – Rev. Karen Ullestad

Rev. Karen Ullestad currently serves as Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa. As well as celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation all year, Zion will celebrate 155 years along the Mississippi River.

She previously served two congregations in Ohio. Prior to her years as a pastor she served as organist and music director at several Lutheran congregations.

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June 25, 2017

Pastor – Rev. Harold Usgaard

Rev. Harold Usgaard was ordained a pastor in 1973. “Huck” has served at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, MN; Mount Hope Lutheran Church in West Allis, WI; and Zumbro Lutheran church in Rochester, MN. In 2001, he was elected bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA, and he served two six-year terms.
 
Huck and his wife, Lynette, live in Rosemount, MN. They are proud parents to three grown children, Jennifer, Sara and Joshua, and two grandsons, Will and Owen. The Usgaard family first came to Bethany during their years in West Allis and are pleased to be invited back again in recent years.

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June 18, 2017

Pastor – Rev. Harold Usgaard

Rev. Harold Usgaard was ordained a pastor in 1973. “Huck” has served at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, MN; Mount Hope Lutheran Church in West Allis, WI; and Zumbro Lutheran church in Rochester, MN. In 2001, he was elected bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA, and he served two six-year terms.
 
Huck and his wife, Lynette, live in Rosemount, MN. They are proud parents to three grown children, Jennifer, Sara and Joshua, and two grandsons, Will and Owen. The Usgaard family first came to Bethany during their years in West Allis and are pleased to be invited back again in recent years.

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June 11, 2017

Pastor – Rev. Emily Tveite

Pastor Emily Tveite is Director and Pastor of Lutheran Campus Ministry at UW Madison. She was born and raised in Austin, TX and earned her undergraduate degree in Religion from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She completed her seminary studies at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. During that time, she served as Intern at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Vancouver, WA.
 
Pastor Emily’s husband, Paul Tveite, is a PhD candidate in Mathematics at the UW Madison. Pastor Emily enjoys cooking and eating, playing board games, and reading. She and Paul love to travel and especially love discovering America’s National Parks.

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June 4, 2017

Pastor – Rev. Emily Tveite

Pastor Emily Tveite is Director and Pastor of Lutheran Campus Ministry at UW Madison. She was born and raised in Austin, TX and earned her undergraduate degree in Religion from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She completed her seminary studies at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. During that time, she served as Intern at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Vancouver, WA.
 
Pastor Emily’s husband, Paul Tveite, is a PhD candidate in Mathematics at the UW Madison. Pastor Emily enjoys cooking and eating, playing board games, and reading. She and Paul love to travel and especially love discovering America’s National Parks.

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