"Now there are varieties of gifts but the same Spirit, 

and there are varieties of services but the same Lord, and there are varieties of activities, 

but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good."

1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Meet our Team

The staff at Bethlehem Lutheran includes a gifted team of people who care for one another and the mission of Christ's church. If you have any questions for any of us, feel free to email us here.  Another option: feel free to contact the church office by phone or stop by Monday through Friday during office hours.

  • Nat Bothwell - Pastor

    Pastor Nat joined Bethlehem in September of 2018 after two years of serving the Southeastern Iowa Synod as an interim pastor.  A 2016 graduate of Wartburg Seminary, Nat brings his life experience and a distinctly-Lutheran perspective to BLC.  Pastor Nat is married to his wife Minna (also an ELCA pastor); together they have a daughter (Ada) and a dog (Artie).

  • Ann Mills - Administrative Assistant

    Ann grew up on a dairy farm outside of Monticello, Iowa and attended St. John’s Lutheran Church. She is married to Paul and lives on an acreage between Madrid and Slater. She recently retired with 32 years in education both as an elementary teacher and elementary principal. She enjoys being outside tending to her roses and vegetable garden and walking or biking on the High Trestle Trail. She loves reading, attending musical theater, and cheering for the Iowa State Cyclones!

  • Bethlehem's Church Council

    Back row (from left): Lisa Wason, Joan Schoon, Doug Mackey (President), Matt Curran, Pastor Nat.  Front row: Andy Denner (Secretary), Dave & Ann White, and Paul Mills (Vice President).  Not pictured but also serving: Sara Seigfried.

  • William Polzin - Organist & Music Leader

    William is an Iowa State grad with a bachelor's and master's degree in aerospace engineering and a minor in music (which is to say, our music director is essentially a rocket scientist).  William is a talented musician, a loyal ISU alum, and a software engineer (in his spare time).  Outside of music, William's other hobbies include juggling and playing chess.