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Donna McCormick

Donna McCormick

Department Coordinator
W532-A | d-mccormick@bethel.edu


Developer. Belief. Restorative. Intellection. Empathy.

Bible Life Verse: Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.  Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-9

What I do here at Bethel: I started out working in student accounts in 2011 but moved to accounts payable in 2017. You will currently find me at the front desk in the Business Office as the department coordinator.

What I'm passionate about:  I am passionate about caring for people. I want everyone that I interact with to feel that they are not an interruption to me, that being able to help them brings me joy, and that they are important.

What I enjoy doing when I'm not at Bethel: I LOVE being with my family no matter what we are doing. I just started playing pickleball and that is a blast. 

Yacht name: Hot Flash



Manager of Donor Accounting
ANC W532-L | j-wiens@bethel.edu


Analytical. Harmony. Consistency. Restorative. Deliberative.

Bible Life Verse: James 4:8

What I do at Bethel: I process all donations to Bethel University.

What I am passionate about: My grandchildren.

What I enjoy doing when I'm not at Bethel: I enjoy watching my grandchildren play sports and traveling.

Yacht Name: NUMBERS

Josh Olson

Josh Olson

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
CC219 | business-office@bethel.edu


Deliberative. Relator. Responsibility. Learner. Achiever.

Bible Life Verse: Philippians 4:13

What I do at Bethel: I manage and work within Bethel University's accounting operations. My oversight responsibilities touch areas such as accounts payable, account reconciliation, purchasing, payroll, and tax reporting.

What I enjoy doing when I am not at Bethel: A lot of fishing and spending time outdoors. I am also an assistant coach for Bethel track and field. I have coached the shot put, discus, and hammer throw since 2017.

Linda Bennett

Linda Bennett

Staff Accountant
W532C | lj-bennett@bethel.edu


Responsibility. Analytical. Relator. Discipline. Harmony.

Bible Life Verse: Proverb 3:6

What I do at Bethel: I process payrolls and participate in the purchase order process.

What I am passionate about: Wholehearted, spontaneous service to others inspires me to look beyond my little world. I am passionate about my family, as well as giving 100% to the tasks I have been assigned.

What are your gifts and how do you bring those to your job here at Bethel: I love working with numbers and, with my position here at Bethel,  I have the opportunity to do that a lot. I am persistent and will work until the job is completed.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Bethel University: Reading, playing the piano, and yard work.

Yacht Name: PEKIN

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

University Controller
ANC W531 | business-office@bethel.edu


Achiever. Analytical. Harmony. Relator. Deliberative.

Favorite Bible Verse: "So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matt. 6:31-33)

What I do at Bethel: I oversee the Business Office team—including accounts payable, accounting, and student accounts. I also work on financial reporting and our annual audit.

What I am passionate about: People being treated as human beings created in the image of God. 

What I enjoy doing outside of Bethel: Family. Ministry opportunities. Finding authentic Mexican food, especially tacos.

Yacht Name: LookingForADonor

Randy Jarvis

Randy Jarvis

Accounts Payable Coordinator
W532-I | accounts-payable@bethel.edu


Empathy. Futuristic. Responsibility. Restorative. Consistency.

Bible Life Verse: Jeremiah 29:11

What I do at Bethel: I work with paying invoices linked to purchase orders, setting up Amazon Business accounts, and assisting with paying requests for payments.

What I am passionate about:  I am passionate about my family, music, and sharks. I enjoy aquariums and saltwater fishing.

What I enjoy doing when I am not at Bethel:  I enjoy spending time with my family. Most of my time is focused on playing music in a Christian band. We write original music and the goal of the band is to raise money for charities across the Twin Cities to help those in need.

Yacht Name: Endless Journey

Sarah Vander Schaaf

Sarah Vander Schaaf

Accounting Services Manager
ANC W532K | vanderschaaf@bethel.edu


Restorative. Empathy. Achiever. Discipline. Intellection.

Bible Life Verse: "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8)

What I do at Bethel: Accounting Services Manager: I oversee and support the Accounts Payable team, manage Chrome River, and serve as Bethel's credit card administrator.  I support the Bethel community by providing training for RFPs/Chrome River and communicating policy and procedure updates. 

What I am passionate about: Learning to cook really good food, long chats with friends over coffee, reading thought-provoking books, walks with my husband along the Mississippi River with our dog, musical theater, traveling and hiking, and being a lifelong learner.

What I enjoy doing outside of Bethel: I love camping and hiking. When my dad proposed to my mom, he promised that no matter what they would go somewhere new together every year. That promise colored my childhood; we camped, hiked, and explored all over the U.S. My husband and I made the same promise to each other, too. At least once a year, we pick a place we haven't seen, pitch a tent, and explore. My favorite thing to do is hike through the mountains in the morning when it is quiet and still.

Yacht Name: The Mr. Beaumont

Sharry Bahr

Sharry Bahr

Senior Student Accounts Representative
W532-D | business-office@bethel.edu


Responsibility. Empathy. Achiever. Developer. Discipline.

Bible Life Verse:  Proverbs 3: 5-6

What I do at Bethel:  I assist students and families with questions about billing, making payments, payment plans, international studies and trip deposits, certain types of Military benefits, and Title IV refund checks.

What I am passionate about:  I’m inspired working through and completing tasks at hand, and helping students and families reach their goals with regard to their student accounts.  I’m passionate about providing Royal Care to students and families.

What I enjoy doing when I'm not at Bethel:  I enjoy spending time with my husband, Frank, my adult children and their spouses, and my grandchildren.

Yacht Name:  Franknsharry