Staff

  • Matt first came to Bethlehem in 2013 as Pastor of Worship before being called as Lead Pastor in 2016. Before serving Bethlehem, Matt served churches in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Washington state. Matt is originally from the Pacific Northwest, and though he’s afraid he’ll never truly adjust to Minnesota winters, he loves living here in the Longfellow neighborhood […]

    Lead Pastor
    Matt Kennedy

  • Ms Dianne Jelle, pianist and organist is a graduate of St Olaf College, also lived in Jerusalem and was organist at St George’s Cathedral while there.  Recently, Dianne was Musical Director of Calvary Lutheran Church’s production of “Godspell”.

    Organist
    Dianne Jelle

  • Kelly has been a member of Bethlehem Covenant since 2011. Prior to rearing small children, she was an event planner. In addition to church related activities, Kelly is currently a host-parent to international students attending St. Thomas University, and an active volunteer in the community. Kelly grew up in Eagan, MN, graduated from North Park University and anxiously awaits […]

    Office Staff
    Kelly Piatt

  • Before coming to Bethlehem Covenant in February 2015, Terri was the Office Manager at First Covenant Church in Minneapolis. Terri and Kelly share the office duties at Bethlehem and they sure have a lot of fun doing it! Terri is married to Mark and they live in a condo in downtown Minneapolis. They have two […]

    Office Staff
    Terri Stromberg

  • Kari joined Bethlehem in June 2015 as the Children and Families Pastor. Before coming to Bethlehem she was in ministry in Edina, Minneapolis and New Brighton, MN. Kari graduated from Bethel Seminary in 2002 and is currently pursuing ordination in the Evangelical Covenant Church. Kari, her husband (Kevin), and their two children (Adela & Peter), […]

    Pastor of Children and Families
    Kari Dubord

  • Pastor of Worship
    Joel Johnson

  • Choir Director
    Dennis Port

  • Cindy has been working with the children’s choirs at Bethlehem since 2001.  She really enjoys following her calling to work with children and music in ministry, and helping children find their place in God’s family and as worship leaders. Cindy has a B.A. in music education and has taken several graduate courses in music ed., […]

    Children's Choir Director
    Cindy Bergstrom