Pastor John Dalen was ordained as a pastor in the ELCA in 1988 after graduating from Luther Northwestern Seminary in St. Paul. He has served congregations in Eastern Montana, at the Grand Canyon, and in Minnesota.
Pastor John is married to Lynne and they have two grown daughters, Leandra and Alyssa. Both are presently enrolled in Grad Schools (Leandra in Albuquerque and Alyssa in Aurora, CO). Lynne and John also have a dog named Izzy.
Pastor John enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and camping. His radio is usually tuned to a 70’s music station or a Twins ballgame.
Jenny Sherman is our office secretary. She is the mother of 2 children, ages 19 years and 3 years. She was born and raised 8 miles south of Nevis where her parents still make their home. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church and is still a current and active member of the church. Her favorite things are reading, singing, laughing, dogs, cats and spending time with her children.
Bethany janitorial volunteers clean the church every Friday morning.