I came to Bethesda in the fall of 1988 when I moved here from the Twin Cities.
I have always believed in Jesus, but it was not until High School that I understood that Jesus died for me, personally. I grew in my faith quite a bit during college through the ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
I serve on the Elder Board, as well as the Trustee Committee. I also help lead a Bible Study on Wednesday nights.
I have been attending Bethesda since 1973.
I came to know Jesus through Campus Crusade meetings at UW-EC. My "life verse" would be Romans 8:38–39.
At Bethesda I serve on the Elder Board and the Missions Committee.
I have attended Bethesda since 1980.
I accepted Christ as a child with my mother's leading. Sunday school and VBS prepared me to make that decision. My "life verses" are Ephesians 3:20 and Psalm 16:11.
At Bethesda I serve on the Elder Board as well as the Personnel Committee.
I have been a member of Bethesda since 1997. Over the years I've been involved in the following ministries: Nursery, Sunday School, Middle and High School youth ministries, LIFEGroup leader, ABF leader, Evangelism Committee, and Worship ministries.
I have been at Bethesda since about 2002. Along with being on the Elder board, I am on the Personnel Committee, Council of Directors for the CLBA, Board of Directors for Inspiration Point Bible Camp, and one of the leaders for Branches Life Group.
I have been attending Bethesda since 1995.
I never had a "come to God" moment. I grew up in a strong Christian home with a God-loving family, and at an early age I just knew I wanted to have a relationship with Him.
The verse that always helps me in life is Psalm 23:4: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. I know I am going to have hard times, and by trusting this verse it gives me peace that he is always with me through thick and thin.
I lead a Men's home bible study on Monday nights and am a mentor for Freshman boys in a weekly life group.