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Next Generation


Next Generation Pastor

My house is full of men – three boys, one hubby. My work team is all ladies…go figure! Ministry to kids and families is where my passion is, and I’ve been doing it for over 15 years. I’m always cold, love to cook, and cheer for the Bethel Royals!

Next Generation Coordinator

In my 20 years working at Open Door, I have seen it all and I love it. I love to cook and spend time with the cutest grandkids on the planet. Our nest is empty and our life is full.

Early Childhood Associate

Open Door has been my church home since I was in third grade. Go find your old church directory, I’m the one with the perm and gelled bangs. With three kids and a dog my house is wild and crazy and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Elementary Associate

I 've worked with children my whole life. Helping kids develop and grow in knowing God’s love gives me great joy. When home, I love spending time with my husband and two kids. I enjoy being crafty, reading countless books and driving our pet Yorkie-Poo nuts.

Upper Elementary Associate

After seven years at Open Door, I still love my job! It keeps me on my toes and always learning. I love 80s power ballads and coming home to a crockpot dinner with my family.

Middle School Associate

Working with Next Gen allows me to relive my junior high days – lots of Mountain Dew, foosball, and people who are full of life. When I'm not connecting with students, I'm playing softball, canoeing Minnesota's 10,000 lakes or traveling the world with my wife.

High School Associate

I love knowing students lives, sharing joys, giving support and reminding them of God’s love for them. I enjoy candlelit dinners and walks on the beach, but the real way to my heart is through beef sticks.

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