As we begin a new year, we are excited to welcome a new team of ordained pastors to our chaplaincy department at Bethesda. We are excited to introduce to you Pastor Bill Miller and Pastor Mary Hovland, co-chaplains to our Bethesda community and family.
Please join us in welcoming both pastors to our ministry at Bethesda! Our prayers are with each of you as we discover the new ways God’s presence will shine through you in our lives together.
Get to know our chaplains:
Pastor Mary Hovland has a background of ministry and nursing. She grew up in Alexandria, MN and graduated from the U of M with a BS in Nursing. She was ordained in 1996 and her first call was for Maynard Wang Lutheran Parish in Maynard, MN. She has three adult children, all married, and has seven grandchildren (five in college and two who attend Willmar High School). Pastor Mary served as an ordained pastor at Vinje Lutheran in Willmar before coming to Bethesda as a co-chaplain. She is excited to be a part of the chaplaincy department and is looking forward to meeting residents, staff, families and friends of Bethesda and providing spiritual care alongside Pastor Bill.
A Service of Installation will be held at the end of February. Please watch for further details.