Bethel Lutheran Foundation is based on the Christian concept of caring. We exist to provide the resources necessary to enable Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to be a place of Christian ministry. In addition, the Foundation also provides quality Independent Living options for our aging population in settings which both respect and enhance their independence and mental & physical capabilities.

Founded in 1985, Bethel Lutheran Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes as permitted under Sections 170(c)(2) and 501(c)(3) of the IRS code of 1954. It is governed by a local five member Board of Directors who represent the member Congregations of Bethel. Three Board Members are elected at the Annual Meeting held in September; the other two Board Members are appointed to the Foundation Board from the Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Board of Directors. The Foundation Board Members serve a three-year term and have the option to run for a second three-year term.  Below are the current members voted in during the September 20, 2023 Annual Meeting in alphabetical order by first name.  Officers were elected in the October 2023 Board Meeting.

Current Board Members

  • Aaron Schmit - Secretary
  • Ken Kjos - Vice President                                     
  • Ruth Carlson*
  • Stuart Langager - President
  • Tina Hanson*

Ruth Carlson & Tina Hanson also serve on the BLNRC Board of Directors.