Staff Directory

Ministry & Resource Teams

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Our Staff

Pastor Mike Brown

Lead Pastor
pastormike@bethel-madison.org

Pastor Roger Black

Visitation Pastor (part-time)
roger@bethel-madison.org

Pastor Margo Martens

Worship/Visitation Pastor (part-time)
margo@bethel-madison.org

Pastor John Swanson

Director of Congregational life
jswanson@bethel-madison.org

Pastor Jerry Tews

Interim Support Pastor (part-time)
jerrytews@bethel-madison.org

Judy Armelin

Ministry Support Specialist
judy@bethel-madison.org

Dr. John Bauer

Director of Administration
jbauer@bethel-madison.org

Jeff Bittner

Receptionist
jeff@bethel-madison.org

James Drews

Sound Engineer / IT Support (part-time)
jdrews@bethel-madison.org

Penny Duane

Bookkeeper
penny@bethel-madison.org

Katie Gerlach

11:15am Worship Team and Creative Worship Singers Director; Pianist (part-time)
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Carol Graves

Handbell Choir Director (part-time)

Karl Grimm

Accountant
karl@bethel-madison.org

Amy Hartsough

Director of Music
amyh@bethel-madison.org

Patrick Kenney

Pianist (part-time)

Lois Landsee

Parking Lot Attendant

Chelsea Lauing

Joyful Noise and Spirited Sound Choir Director (part-time)

Steve Lawrence

Building Manager
buildingmanager@bethel-madison.org

Michael Leasure

Custodian (part-time)
mleasure@bethel-madison.org

Nick Lyons

Custodian (part-time)
nick@bethel-madison.org

Gary Lewis

Organist (part-time)

Chris McDowell

Lead Custodian
chrism@bethel-madison.org

Cindy Terhune Melrose

Coordinator of Sunday School and Family Ministry (part-time)
cindy@bethel-madison.org

Dona Meyer

Operations Support Specialist
dona@bethel-madison.org

Alice Mowbray

Director of Development
alicem@bethel-madison.org

Steve Nelson

Food Service (part-time)

Connie Scholz

Saturday Receptionist (part-time)

Pam Shellberg

Director of Lifelong Faith Formation
pam@bethel-madison.org

Christal Swigart

Director of Communications
christal@bethel-madison.org

Bill Webb

In-house Security and Sunday Host (part-time)
bwebb@bethel-madison.org

Sharon Zannacker

Food Service Assistant (part-time)

Carol Graves

Handbell Choir Director (part-time)  

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Michael Leasure

Custodian (part-time) 608.257.3577 x238

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Steve Nelson

Food Service (part-time) 608.257.3577 x428

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Nick Lyons

custodian (part-time) 608.257.3577 x238

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Alice Mowbray

Director of Development 608.257.3577 x222

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Amy Hartsough

Director of Music 608.257.3577 x424 Amy Wilson Hartsough, a Creole-American mezzo-soprano, received her Bachelor of Music Performance (Pipe Organ) cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and continued her studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. In London, she performed at Westminster Abbey and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. In 2008, Ms. Hartsough received

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Bill Webb

In-house Security and Sunday Host (part-time) 608.257.3577 x232

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Chelsea Lauing

Joyful Noise and Spirited Sound Choir Director (part-time) Chelsea Lauing directs both Joyful Noise and Spirited Sound choirs. Chelsea has been directing music at Bethel since 2008. A singer since birth, she has added piano, trombone, bassoon, French horn and cello to her repertoire since then. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010

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Chris McDowell

Lead Custodian 608.257.3577 x238

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Christal Swigart

Director of Communications 608.257.3577 x327 Christal comes to Bethel from Platteville, Wisconsin, where she previously worked as a Senior Media Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for over 12 years. She graduated from UW-Platteville in 2002 with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Imaging and Photography. She is excited to start her new

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Cindy Terhune Melrose

Coordinator of Sunday School and Family Ministry (part-time) 608.257.3577 x344 Cindy is an educator in the Sun Prairie schools, grew up at Bethel and has her own children in our Sunday School program.

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Connie Scholz

Saturday Receptionist (part-time) 608.257.3577 x221

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Dona Meyer

Operations Support Specialist 608.257.3577 x225 Dona has been employed with Bethel Lutheran Church since April 19, 2004. She has been a member of Bethel since May 1998. Dona has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University, an Associate Degree in Finance from Madison Area Technical College (now called Madison College)

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Dr. John Bauer

Interim Director of Administration 608.257.3577 x336 Dr. John Bauer is serving as the Interim Director of Administration. In this part-time capacity he will be coordinating the work of Bethel’s support staff and overseeing financial and property management. John comes to Bethel after a career that began in Lutheran education. He worked at Wisconsin Lutheran College

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Gary Lewis

Organist (part-time)

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James Drews

Sound Engineer / IT Support (part-time)  

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Jeff Bittner

Receptionist 608.257.3577 x221 Jeff has been on staff since 2009. He started attending Bethel in 1978, he and his wife Maureen were married here in 1980 and they have two children who were baptized here (Ben & Marta). Jeff is active in the Bethel Choir as well as the Resettlement Ministry. Jeff’s previous work experience

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Judy Armelin

Ministry Support Specialist 608.257.3577 x 338 Judy is a teacher whose career has included teaching low-functioning, non-verbal autistic children, Middle School health, and Elementary Physical Education. She has a BA in Health/Physical Education from Glassboro State College (Rowan University) in New Jersey, and a MA in Health Education and Health Administration from St. Joseph’s University

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Karl Grimm

Accountant 608.257.3577 x333 I’m from Madison originally and outside of some time spent in Minneapolis, have lived here my entire life. I met my wife Kayse doing theatre in Sun Prairie and we have been married 9 years. No children, but we have plenty of nephews and nieces. We enjoy traveling and are planning a

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Katie Gerlach

11:15am Worship Team and Creative Worship Singers Director; Pianist (part-time) Katie (Czechowicz) Gerlach has been a lifelong member of the Bethel family; baptized, confirmed, and most recently married to her husband, Nathan Gerlach (saxophonist at 11:15 service). She has had the privilege of being the choir director of Creative Worship Singers, as well as the

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Lois Landsee

Parking Lot Attendant 608.257.3577

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Pam Shellberg

Director of Lifelong Faith Formation 608.257.3577 x320 Pam is a highly regarded teacher whose career has reached from teaching elementary children in Monona to seminary students in Maine to adults in congregations. She has a BA in Elementary/Special Education from Carthage College, an MS in Educational Psychology from UW-Madison and a PhD in Religious Studies

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Patrick Kenney

Pianist (part-time) Pianist for 11:15am Service, Substitute Pianist, Children’s Choirs and Bethel Jr! Patrick Kenney is a pianist, composer, singer, and songwriter who has been playing at Bethel since his freshman year at UW-Madison in 2007. He is a graduate of UW-Madison with degrees in piano performance and mathematics. He plays piano for the contemporary

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Penny Duane

Bookkeeper 608.257.3577 x229

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Sharon Zannacker

Food Service Assistant (part-time) 608.257.3577 x428

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Steve Lawrence

Building Manager 608.257.3577 x426

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