But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
Former Downtown Campus Elder
Having recently served two consecutive three-year terms as an elder at Bethlehem, Paul is on a sabbatical year in 2014.
Paul and his wife, Pattie, have attended Bethlehem since the Spring of 1998. They have two believing daughters who each have four children; one daughter lives in Minnetonka and one in Bloomington. Paul accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at Northern Pines Family Camp in August 1976 and, thereafter, spent six years in Bible Study Fellowship. From 1978 to 1988 Paul & Pattie were members of Grace Church Edina.
From 1988 to 1997 they lived in the Chicago area where Paul was an elder at Winnetka Bible Church. Paul worked in the Information Technology department of Park Nicollet and is now retired. He serves as the leader of a small group in the West metro and in one-on-one discipleship.
Paul & Pattie have served on the prayer team, and Paul has served as a head usher and Pattie has been active in women’s ministries. Paul & Pattie love the uncompromising truth from Scripture that is preached at Bethlehem every week and the passion for Jesus Christ that is evident among the believers.