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PASTOR GRANT VANDERFORD
Pastor and Director, Table of Mercy

Grant is called as Pastor and Mission Developer in partnership with Bethesda and a newly-forming ministry with our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Before going to seminary, he served the church for 12 years in youth ministry. He is a Concordia graduate, and is a community-loving Moorhead resident. He and his partner Petra have two daughters, Selah and Ingrid. Pastor Grant cherishes good conversations, strong coffee, and hearty laughter. He also finds great joy in cooking for family and friends, being outdoors, singing, and reading nerdy theology books.

Office Phone: 218-236-1420
Cell Phone: 218-849-0907
E-mail: pastorgrant@bethesdamhd.org

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ROXANNE WEST
Office Administrator

Roxanne is one of six children, born in Fargo and raised on a 2000-acre farm west of West Fargo. She had a great childhood with hard-working parents, whose commitment to core values brought them into town every Sunday for worship. Roxanne was active hosting international students during the summer and school-year, which gave her insight into many different cultures and lifestyles.

Office Phone: 218.236.1420
E-mail: roxannewest@bethesdamhd.org

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DILLON J. SWANSON
Cantor

Cantor Dillon J. Swanson strives for musical excellence while also caring for the liturgical environment of Bethesda Lutheran Church. His number one commitment is to enable the Bethesda community to sing boldly together and equip the musical leaders of our community with tools to enhance our liturgical worship settings.

Cantor Dillon studied music at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota in the areas of organ performance, church music,

vocal performance, pedagogy, instrumental and choral conducting.

 

Dillon's involvement in the Fargo-Moorhead community includes membership with the Red River Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Red River Theatre Organ Society, and the Interfaith Service Committee for FM Pride.

Office Phone: 218.236.1420

E-mail: dillonswanson@bethesdamhd.org

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JESSICA BERNDT
Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

Jessica grew up in Dysart, Iowa, attending Iowa State University in Ames where she graduated with a degree in religious studies and a minor in child, adult, and family services.

During college, she worked at Upper Missouri Ministries Bible Camp in Williston, ND, as a camp counselor, VBS assistant program director, and Assistant Program Director.

God used camp to change all the direction and plans she thought she had for her life, including her major. Working at camp opened her eyes to the passion she has for youth and the joy it brings to share the Gospel and walk alongside others in Christ.

Her heart fills with joy as she witnesses 'a-ha' moments in the faith lives of our youth and is thankful for how God is moving in this place and community.


Office Phone: 218.236.1420
E-mail: jessicaberndt@bethesdamhd.org

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TAMMY COSTIN
Parish Nurse

Tammy brings to life the integration of faith and health through Parish Nursing.

She has been volunteering in this role since 2011 after completing the curriculum through the Parish Nurse Center at Concordia College in Moorhead.

However, nursing has always been an important part of her life, having work experience in emergency care, post-anesthesia recovery and most recently in scheduling/pre-procedural care at Essentia Health in Fargo.

She and her husband have been members of Bethesda since 1983.  Their 3 daughters were baptized and confirmed at Bethesda.

E-mail: tammy.costin@yahoo.com

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