National Prayer Initiative

Prayer Teams & Locations

Prayer team leaders and members are individuals with various Bethel connections: family related to current and former students, alumni, and friends. Our prayer team leaders range from young hockey moms to grandparents of current students. Here is a sampling:

Marie Schultz and Rod and Gwen Larson

At a recent Bethel event, Marie Schultz, former co-chair of the National Prayer Initiative, connected with Rod and Gwen Larson, co-chairs of the Presidential Prayer Council. Many prayer groups come together to pray for Bethel.

  • Some are retired pastors, many of whom continue to be involved in ministry, and one is a seminary student.
  • Represented also are a former dean on Bethel Seminary and a former university trustee.
  • A grandson of the late Bethel President Henry Wingblade numbers among the leaders, as do several former Bethel employees.
  • One team is led by a former Bethel basketball star.
  • Many participants are recent alums, and others are educators and Minnesota “snowbirds” who live in warmer climates but whose hearts remain at Bethel.
  • Several groups were already part of a small prayer group in their church and simply added Prayer Points.
  • One team leader enlists his Sunday school class to pray for Bethel once a month.

All members are busy, but have made a commitment to take time to meet and pray for Bethel.
Learn more about the activities of the Prayer Teams.
Visit the News section to read reports about various team leaders.

Prayer Team Leaders Prayer Team Location
Bruce and Alice Anderson Sioux Falls, S.D.
Cliff and Alice Anderson
 San Diego, Calif.
Will Banister Fort Worth, Tex.
Russ and Bev Baustain St. Paul, Minn.
Doug and Marcia Berg Homer Glen, Ill.
Rick and Diane Berggren Shoreview, Minn. 
Dale and Sherri Berry Cambridge, Minn.
Don and Amy Brushaber Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Joel Carlson Vadnais Heights, Minn.
Mark and Nancy Carlson Rockford, Ill.
David and Helen Clark Shoreline, Wash.
Delmar Dahl and Winifred Jackson Sister Bay, Wis.
Frank and Ginny Doten St. Paul, Minn. 
Don and Nadine Dye Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Bruce and Carol Erickson Prospect Heights, Ill.
Dennis and Barbara Erickson Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Faye Erickson Sister Bay, Wis.
Bob and Marge Franzen Bradenton, Fla.
Dan and Lynn Fuglestad Willmar, Minn.
Jim and Sharon Goding Schaumburg, Ill.
John and Lin Goodman Minnetonka, Minn.
Jeff and Susie Kraakevik Beaverton, Ore. 
Joe and AnnaMaria LaLuzerne Minneapolis, Minn.
Earl and Joan Lassen Cambridge, Minn.
Faith Lindahl Shoreview, Minn.
Glenn and Barb Martin Vadnais Heights, Minn.
Roger and Julie Moberg St. Paul, Minn.
Don Moore White Bear Lake, Minn.
Mary Nesvig Woodbury, Minn.
Len and Betty Olson Bradenton, Fla.
Larry and Lynne Petersen Shoreview, Minn.
Bud and Sue Peterson Centennial, Colo.
Brian and Lisa Provost Savage, Minn. 
Dale Saxon Surprize, Ariz.
Ron and Linda Skon Mesa, Ariz.
Alice Jane Starr Cambridge, Minn.
Truman and Linnea Turnquist
Bremerton, Wash.
Stewart and Zelma Urban Andover, Minn.

Bethel University prayer group leaders: Pam Jervis, Jean Miller, Bernie Missal, and Sue Yonker.