Meet our Staff

Bethel's staff is dedicated to serving Jesus through the unique opportunities they have been given at this time and place.  Learn more about our staff and pastors below.  If you'd like to contact one of the individual staff members, simply click on their picture to e-mail them.

  • Pastor Jeff Anderson

    Senior Pastor

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    Pastor Jeff (PJ) is the Senior Pastor at Bethel Lutheran Ministries. His mission statement is “developing discipleship among God’s people.” Pastor Jeff wishes to share with others the love of Jesus Christ in a meaningful manner. He is interested in making the Christian’s walk of faith a very practical experience in day-to-day life. PJ was born in Independence, MO. He attended St. Charles High School, graduated from Concordia Teachers’ College in Seward, NE, and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. PJ spent his vicarage year in Cupertino, CA. PJ has served as a campus pastor at Wayne State College and administrative pastor at Grace Lutheran in Wayne, NE for 15 years. PJ is married to Renata (Lutz) Anderson. The two of them are blessed with 3 children; Amy Jo, Aleta and Mark. Both PJ and Renata are 4-year attendees of our church body’s Pastor Leadership Institute. PJ and Renata also share a passion for the Christian people of India who suffer daily for the name of Jesus. 

  • Pastor Mark Anderson

    Associate Pastor
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    As the Associate Pastor, Mark is committed to "equipping God's people for Christian love and service as disciples of Jesus." He is passionate about sharing the love of Christ through teaching and preaching, and helping people through Christian care and counseling. Pastor Mark was born in Sycamore, Illinois and was raised near Chicago, Illinois and lived in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2007, he graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska with a BA in the Liberal Arts program, concentrating in history. He obtained a Level II ACPE certification in clinical chaplaincy in 2010 and his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 2011. He is also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor for pre-marital and marital counseling. Pastor Mark has been involved in multiple ministries, including prison, inner-city, outreach & evangelism, young adult/campus, Christian care and counseling, hospital and older adult. He and his wife, Kayla, came to Morton to serve at Bethel in the summer of 2011.

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    Director of Christian Education


  • Tammy Curtis

    Church Life Coordinator
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  • Julie Powell

    Mission & Ministry Coordinator

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  • Alan Hallberg

    Business Manager

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  • Alanna Dunehew

    Administrative Assistant

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  • Helen Giel

    Administrative Assistant

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