Meet the Staff

We invite you to meet the staff at Bethany Lutheran Church. Our goal is to work together to spread the good news of the saving grace of Jesus Christ to all people in our community.

 Jay Ticknor
 Jay has been serving at Bethany since 2005, he is a second career pastor. He and his wife Sara have two grown children, Leah and Nikki. Jay received his BBA from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and his Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary.  He  enjoys hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
Peter Johnson
Intern Pastor
We are blessed to have Peter Johnson serving Bethany as our Intern Pastor. Peter is a Grantsburg native and the Mission Developer of the Chicken Coop Church. He is currently attending the Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN to become an ordained pastor. He and his wife Heidi and their son Jakobe have been a wonderful addition to our worship services. 
Larissa Lee
Church Secretary
Sunday School Superintendent
Larissa has been the head of office operations at Bethany since 2007 and the Sunday School Superintendent since 2009. She is a life-long member of Bethany and was born and raised in Grantsburg. She and her husband Chuck have three children;Kaylea, Cody, and Graisyn. Larissa enjoys crafting, scrapbooking, traveling, gardening, and loves to watch hockey. She teaches the Pre-K and Kindergarten Sunday School class, is a member of the church council, serves as WELCA treasurer, and enjoys the upkeep of the church lawn and grounds.
Bev Dahlberg

Bev has faithfully served Bethany as treasurer since 2016. She was raised in the Grantsburg area and lives with her husband Dan and daughter Lucy on the family’s homestead where she grew up. She has two adult children, Nicole and Benjamin. Bev works at a local electric utility, where she has been an accountant for 25 years. She enjoys golf, travel, baking and gardening. Bev has been a member of Bethany since 2011 and is a member of the church council. 

Allan Johnson
Church President
Allan is currently serving his first term as church president of Bethany. He was born and raised in Grantsburg and received a BS in Applied Mathematics from UW Stout.  Since then, he has worked as a computer  engineer for IBM and currently works from his home office. He and his wife live on the family farm, as the 5th generation on the Wisconsin century farm. Allan’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, farming, and being outside.  He and Rhonda are blessed with a wonderful family: Paul (Paige, and grand-daughter Claire), Eric, and Heather (Donovan). Bethany is his home church and he enjoys serving in church leadership, worship, and music. 
Helen Anderson
Music Director
Dan Kuesel
Church Sound
Dan has mastered the art of running the church sound system since 2008. He grew up in Bemidji and has lived in the Frederic area with his wife Tina and daughter Madeline since 2003. They have two adult children, Nicci and Mitch. Dan is an auto mechanic by trade and enjoys spending time outdoors, football, and hockey. He and his wife have attended the Lay School of Ministry since 2012.
Scott Moan
Church Custodian
Scott has been keeping our church tidy and inviting since 2016. He has lived in the area most of his adult life and enjoys taking in all that north-woods life has to offer. Scott is an avid hunter, likes to watch hockey and football, and loves spending time with his dog.