Erin Swanstrom

Coordinator of Alumni and Constituent Programs

My history with Bethel goes back to the fall of 1995, when I arrived on campus as a freshman. I graduated in 1999 with a B.A. in Communication.

Before returning to work at Bethel in May 2011, I worked in Christian radio and church ministry. I also attended seminary, where I earned a Master of Divinity degree with emphases in worship and pastoral counseling.

Why Erin Loves Her Job

I love being part of the Bethel community.

It's a tremendous privilege to serve at a place with such a rich history and a clear mission. I especially enjoy serving and building relationships with students, parents, and other alumni. It's exciting to hear the stories of what God has been doing in and through their lives, both during and since their time at Bethel.

Favorite Bethel Experience

I have tons of great Bethel memories. I fondly remember leading a RIOT Bible study group, playing powder puff football, serving as a Welcome Week leader, attending Chapel and Vespers, taking a January course in Amsterdam, and going on a Habitat for Humanity trip over spring break. Most of all, I am thankful for the incredible friendships that I developed at Bethel.

In Her Free Time

When I'm not working, I enjoy a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities. I especially love singing, reading, entertaining, running, skiing, and spending time on Minnesota's beautiful lakes.