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: Christopher Miller

Pastor Christopher Miller has served at Bethany Lutheran since 2011. He is a native of Palisade, MN (pop. 150), and a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. He graduated from Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, MN in 2007. That year, he began serving two parishes in northeast North Dakota. He has served on the LCMC Board of Trustees. He is an avid runner, having finished over 50 races, including two half marathons. He has been married to Rebecca since 2005, and they have two children, Grace and Paul.

Office Manager: Chris Miller

Chris Miller (no relation) 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.