Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Micheal Simmerman

Senior Pastor

Micheal joined the Bethel staff team in 2012 originally as the Student Ministries Pastor, then transitioned into the role of Senior Pastor in January of 2016. His passions are to clearly communicate the Word of God, and to help people stay on our mission of making disciples of those God has placed in our lives. He and his wife Katie have been married for 8 years and have 2 kids who they love spending time with. Micheal also enjoys cheering on Chicago sports teams (as painful as that is), grilling when the weather is warm, and drinking good coffee.

John Anderson

Student and Adult Groups Pastor

John joined the Bethel staff team in the summer of 2016 overseeing Student ministries, and in 2019 began overseeing Community Groups as well. He is passionate about helping students own their faith, and training and equipping them to make disciples of those God has placed in their lives today. John and his wife Autumn have two  awesome little girls, and outside of family time, John loves the outdoors (hiking, skiing, fishing),  game nights, and a good cup of coffee.

Ryan Hedlund

Worship Pastor and Physical Resources

Ryan started serving on the staff team part-time in 2017, and was asked to come on full time in July of 2018. He’s passionate about helping others express their love for God through worship, as well as personally sharing his faith with others. He and his wife Elizabeth have been married for 20 years and have 3 kids: Caden, Cali, and Carson. Ryan is currently enjoys pursuing his masters in Christian Ministry, and also enjoys camping, vacationing with his family, and cheering on Minnesota sports teams!

Philip Rhodes

Director of Children's Ministry

Philip joined the Bethel Staff team in 2018. He is passionate about sharing the Word of God with kids, building relationships with kids and their families, and helping them discover a life that is committed to Christ. Philip and his wife Brynn will be celebrating 25 years of marriage, have 3 amazing kids and 2 not so amazing pets. Philip loves playing board games, cooking, cheering on the Vikes and Twins and just doing life with the Body of Christ.

Brandi Voracek

Director of Children's Ministry and Prayer

Brandi joined the Bethel staff in September 2017. She is passionate about teaching kids about Christ's love and saving grace, helping them hide God’s Word in their hearts, and building trusting relationships with them as they grow. Brandi has been married to her husband Bryan for 17 years. They have been blessed with four amazing children who keep them busy and entertained!  In any remaining free time, Brandi also enjoys playing games with her family and supporting the Hawkeyes!

Mary Beth Dincau

Office Administrator

Mary Beth joined the Bethel staff team in September 2019.  Her passion is to run Bethel as a whole, efficiently, while sharing her love of people.  She has been blessed with two wonderful children, Lawson and Elizabeth. Mary Beth loves outdoor activities, watching the sunrise/sunset, spending time with family and reading.

Shelly Cosens

Bookkeeping Administrator

Shelly has helped in the office in a number of capacities since 2013. In her current role she serves as the bookkeeping administrator. Her passion is to use the gifts God has given her to help keep the financial records and processes within Bethel running smoothly.  She and her husband, Kim have been married for 38 years. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren who keep them hopping! Shelly loves to travel with her husband, making cards or scrap-booking, and spending time with her friends.