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Amy Blaz

Amy Blaz

Chief Financial Officer
CC 427A | a-blaz@bethel.edu

651.638.6125

Harmony. Responsibility. Achiever. Intellection. Deliberative.

Bible Life Verse:  Philippians 4: 6-7

What I do at Bethel:  I work on financial strategy and budgets.

What am I passionate about: I am passionate about maintaining relationships with my family, both near and far, and keeping traditions alive. It's important to me to provide good, timely data in order to make the best decisions for Bethel. 

What I enjoy doing when I am not at Bethel: Watching sports, hanging out with family and skyping with my niece and nephew in China.

Yacht Name: Yes!

Ann Lees

Ann Lees

Administrative Assistant
W532-A | a-lees@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Communication. Positivity. Belief. Developer. Woo.

Bible Life Verse: 1 Thesselonians 5: 15 -18

What I do at Bethel:   I assist students and families as the first point of contact for all Business Office questions or concerns. I also support the CFO, Amy Blaz, and the University Controller, Steve Whitehouse, while assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Accounts Receivable team and the Accounts Payable team.

What I enjoy doing when I'm not at Bethel: Hanging out with my family at home, watching movies & Wild hockey, quilting and theater.

Yacht Name: The LinMatil

Rachel Mellick

Rachel Mellick

Senior Accountant
W532-L | r-mellick@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Activator. Command. Individualization. Relator. Strategic.

Bible Life Verse: Jeremiah 29:11

What I do here at Bethel: As the Senior Accountant, I reconcile accounts and ensure accuracy in various areas. I file and pay the taxes for the university as I am the contact for the IRS.  I perform year end and audit activities as well. 

What I am passionate about: I am passionate about discipleship. Everyone needs a mentor, a confidant, and a mentee. Who are yours

What I enjoy doing when I am not at Bethel: I love to bake which compliments my gift of hospitality. Before my career in finance, I owned and operated a custom cake business, designing and making the crazy cakes you see on TV! I do bring treats from time to time if you'd like to stop by!

Yacht Name:  College Fund

Wade Holmberg

Wade Holmberg

Student Accounts Manager
W527 | w-holmberg@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Achiever. Belief. Deliberative. Competition. Relator.

Bible Life Verse: Colossians 1:24

What I do at Bethel: I oversee the Students Accounts team and assist with questions regarding student accounts, tuition or fees, and our self-service meal plan and bill payment sites.   

What I am passionate about: When I am not at Bethel, I enjoy spending time with my family, our two dogs, cycling, and Patriots football.

 

Sharry Bahr

Sharry Bahr

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

651.638.6208

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    

Josh Olson

Josh Olson

Student Accounts Representative
ANC W532B | business-office@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Deliberative. Relator. Responsibility. Learner. Achiever.

Bible Life Verse: Philippians 4:13

What I do at Bethel: I assist students and families with questions about billing, making payments, payment plans, tuition reimbursement, outside scholarships, CDC charges, refund checks, and Vocational Rehab or DEED. 

What I enjoy doing when I am not at Bethel: A lot of fishing and spending time outdoors.

Josh is also an Assistant Coach for Bethel Track and Field. He has been coaching the shot put, discus and hammer throw since 2017.

Laura Elliott

Laura Elliott

Accounts Payable Manager
W532F | l-elliott@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Intellection. Connectedness. Input. Strategic. Learner.

Bible Life Verse: Romans 11:36

What I do at Bethel:  I approve and oversee payment of invoices and payroll transactions, I oversee Bethel credit card issuance and processing, I initiate wire transfers & generate W-2's and 1099's.

I am passionate about inspiring others, particularly women, to read, study, and love God's word for themselves. I have an untended garden in my backyard, and at the moment, and untended personal blog at shimmersome.com. My family has my heart. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have six children. I love food (cooking) and bread (baking and eating)!

What I enjoy doing when I am not at Bethel: Bible, words, family, food, footwear . . . that about sums it up!

Yacht Name: The SOS 8:7 ("Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it." Song of Solomon 8:7)
Donna McCormick

Donna McCormick

Accounts Payable Clerk
W532F | d-mccormick@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Developer. Belief. Restorative. Intellection. Empathy.

Bible Life Verse: 1 Peter 3: 8-9

What I do here at Bethel:  I handle all the Accounts Payables as well as the credit cards for the Bethel community.

What I'm passionate about:  I am passionate about and inspired by my family.

What I enjoy doing when I'm not at Bethel:  I like spending time with my family playing games, watching movies or just hanging out. I also like “alone” time to recharge.

Yacht name: Hot Flash

Randy Jarvis

Randy Jarvis

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

651.638.6208

Empathy. Futuristic. Resonsibility. 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:  Playing music is my #1 passion. I also love the peace salt-water aquariums and  they bring.

What I enjoy doing when I am not at Bethel:  I enjoy spending time with my family and I love playing music. I play bass for a cover band that I formed this year called “Absolute Chaos.”  I also play drums in another group in which we create original music.

Yacht Name: Endless Journey

Linda Bennett

Linda Bennett

Payroll & Purchasing Coordinator
W532H | lj-bennett@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

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 task 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