Who We Are

We are a Christian community, gathered in the Flathead Valley of northwest Montana, placed here by God to joyfully reach out to others by sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ. We are from many walks of life and many different places, but we are connected by faith in Christ. If you’d like to know more about what we believe, please see our What We Believe page.


Pastor: Interim Minister Tom Gopp

Pastor Tom is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, class of 1980. He has served parishes in both eastern and western Montana as well as in Nebraska. Pastor Tom is now retired and serving Bethany as Interim Pastor while the congregation searches for a full time pastor.

Office Manager: Chris Miller

Chris Miller has served as Bethany’s office manager since 1995. She has been married to her husband Russ for 50 years.

Organist/Pianist: Karen Bradstreet

Karen Bradstreet has led our congregation in singing during worship since moving to the Flathead in 1963. She plays organ for our traditional worship service, and piano with our worship team for the informal service. She and her husband Charlie have many grandchildren.

Congregation Council

President: Jan Olson
Vice President: Mike Nelson
Secretary: Linda Dahlman
Craig Asmus
Kelly Jorgenson
Niki Knauth
Sam Schurke
RobinLynn Stobart
Leoma Taylor

Council Minutes can be found here.