by Whitney Stofflet // March 27th, 2017
We are beyond excited to share with you that the congregational council, at a special meeting on February 25th, unanimously voted to call Meta Carlson to serve as the Minnetonka Campus Pastor. We firmly believe that Meta has the skills, gifts, and experience to lead Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities in engaging new people in the Minnetonka community and helping us to welcome them into our life together as Christ’s church. Meta has a heart for the church and is excited by the work that we are doing together. She will begin her work with us on Sunday, May 7. Below are a few words from Meta.
I look forward to spring every year, grateful for the signs of new beginnings. This spring I rejoice in the opportunity to begin serving as the Minnetonka Campus Pastor with the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities community! I come with nine years of experience serving in small congregational settings. My leadership at Zion Lutheran Church has developed expertise and passion for creative collaboration and mission redevelopment. After having worked alongside both campuses through ZOOM House and Mental Health Connect, I look forward to new expressions of bold and faithful ministry together!
I live in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis with my dashing husband Matt and our three loud and sticky children: Jasper (6), Solveig (3), and Tove (3). Together these three consume approximately 85 pounds of Goldfish crackers per worship service, so it’s no wonder their favorite part of the liturgy is Holy Communion. Matt works at TRIA Orthopedic Center in Sports Medicine Services, so we both found work that invites us to love people and help them heal.