• 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

  • Kari joined Bethlehem in June 2015 as the Children and Families Pastor; and is currently serving as Associate Pastor. Before coming to Bethlehem she was in ministry in Edina, Minneapolis and New Brighton, MN. Kari graduated from Bethel Seminary in 2002 and was ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church to Word and Sacrament in June […]

    Associate Pastor
    Kari Dubord

  • 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

  • Dennis has served at Bethlehem Covenant as choir director since 2016. Before coming to Bethlehem, Dennis was director of the choral program at Bethel University and has directed choirs in churches and universities all across the United States for over 50 years.

    Choir Director
    Dennis Port

  • 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”.

    Dianne Jelle

  • Lars Markson serves as our director of youth ministries, overseeing middle school and high school youth group, Sunday school, other youth events and is a frequent presence at school concerts and student athletics.  Before coming to Bethlehem, Lars worked at Minnehaha Academy’s after school program (and delivered pizzas too). He also has many summers experience working […]

    Director of Youth Ministries
    Lars Markson

  • For the last three and a half years, Jacquelyn has worked side by side with her husband Mauricio in planting Destino Covenant (formerly Nuevo Pacto), our sister church here at Bethlehem. Jacquelyn has over 20 years experience leading and playing on worship teams including New Covenant, Emmanuel Christian Center, Park Avenue United Methodist Church, Bethel […]

    Director of Contemporary Worship
    Jacquelyn Dell’Arciprete

  • 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