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: Shawn Osborne

Shawn Osborne is a Moorhead, MN native. He graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran School in 1989; Concordia College-Moorhead, MN in 1994 with a B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice; and Lutheran Brethren Seminary in 2006 with an M.Div. degree. He is a Navy Reserves veteran , Army veteran, and North Dakota Air National Guard veteran. He has been married to his wife Karen for 22 years. They have two adult children, Lydia and Seth.

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.

Pianist: Rebecca Gilliard

Congregation Council

  • President: Keith Kapelke
  • Vice President: Sam Schurke
  • Secretary: Travis Lake
  • Sarah Beach
  • Doug Buffington
  • Don Featherstone
  • Bill Hagen
  • Pat Shirey
  • Ray Wykoff

Council Minutes can be found here.