Who We Are


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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.

Staff

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.

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: Jack Bartlett
  • Craig Asmus
  • Doug Buffington
  • Eddie Crutsinger
  • Kelly Jorgenson
  • Sam Schurke
  • Leoma Taylor

Council Minutes can be found here.