Pastor Carleton Smee and his family welcome you to Bethany Lutheran Church.
Carleton Smee is a person, a pastor, a father, a husband, a disciple, a sinner and often a skeptic. Having grown up in the Nazarene Church, he now considers himself a recovering "fundagelical". For the last 20 years he has been a worship leader, a youth director, a church plant team member, Sunday School & Confirmation teacher, and a church council member. Long story longer, he is a "young" Lutheran Pastor who seeks solace in the notion that Jesus loves sinners. Pastor Carleton grew up in California and hopes you won't hold that against him since he makes his home in Minnesota now with his wife, tow kids and their cats. Pastor Carleton has a heart for music ministry, ecumenical work and the forgiveness of sins. He enjoys good stories, fine music, IPA's of all kinds and anything to do with medieval Europe. He spends way too much time watching Star Trek, reading Sherlock Holmes and listening to podcasts. He is a friend of Laphroiag (Plot No. - 826921) and a fan of Fulham Football Club (COYW!!!) He often wonders if he was a Monk in a former life and sometimes wishes he could breathe under water.