"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).

  • Susan Ramfjord - Interim Administrative Assistant

    Susan lives in Slater with her husband, Scott and their son, Miles.  She also works as a paralegal at Fredrikson & Byron in Des Moines in their energy department.  In her spare time, Susan enjoys bicycling with friends and family, walking her pups, Layla and Murphy, and attending all types of musical events.

  • Bethlehem's Church Council

    (Picture coming soon!) Lisa Wason, Joan Schoon, Doug Mackey (President), Matt Curran, Pastor Nat, Andy Denner (Secretary), Dave & Ann White, Sara Seigfried, Ed Fulk, and Amanda Houser.

Now Hiring

BLC is blessed by the gifts of faithful folks who share their time and talent in service to Christ's mission in the world. We are currently looking to fill a  part-time music director / accompanist position.  For a a full job description, just click the link.