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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
CC427 | a-lees@bethel.edu

651.638.6904

Communication. Positivity. Belief. Developer. Woo.

Bible Life Verse: 1 Thesselonians 5:15-18

What I do at Bethel:   I support the Amy Blaz, the Chief Financial Officer, and Ruben Rivera, the Chief Diversity Officer.

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

Jason Norman

Jason Norman

Director of Financial Planning and Budgeting
CC427 | J-Norman@bethel.edu

651.638.6246

Futuristic. Deliberative. Achiever. Analytical. Restorative.

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 16:3

What I do at Bethel: I develop and lead Bethel’s financial planning, operating budget, capital budget, and year-end forecasting processes. 

What I am passionate about: My faith, building value, growing accountability, improving transparency, and protecting fairness.

What I enjoy doing outside of Bethel: Hanging out with my family, including family movie nights, walking or biking the trails around Stillwater, and home improvement projects.

Yacht Name: Stormin’ Norman

Wade Holmberg

Wade Holmberg

Assistant Controller
W531 | 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 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: When I am not at Bethel, I enjoy spending time with my family, our two dogs, cycling, and Patriots football.

 

Kate Carnivale

Kate Carnivale

Administrative Assistant
W532-A | business-office@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Harmony. Responsibility. Discipline. Input. Consistency.

Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:16-17

What I do at Bethel: serve as the first point of contact to assist students and their families for any questions or concerns that they have for the Business Office. I also assist the Accounts Receivable team and the Accounts Payable team with their day-to-day operations. 

What I am passionate about: Prayer is essential to me. It grounds my life, gives me hope, and provides me peace.

What I enjoy doing outside of Bethel: Reading, spending time with friends, and gardening is relaxing. I also enjoy playing games and watching movies with my family.

Yacht Name: Odyssey

Josh Olson

Josh Olson

Accounts Payable Manager
ANC W530 | business-office@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Deliberative. Relator. Responsibility. Learner. Achiever.

Bible Life Verse: Philippians 4:13

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

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.

Donna McCormick

Donna McCormick

Accounts Payable Clerk
W532-J | 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

Micaella Petrich

Micaella Petrich

Student Accounts Manager
W529 | m-petrich@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Restorative. Harmony. Context. Belief. Discipline.

Favorite Bible Verse: John 10:10

What I do at Bethel: I oversee the Student 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: My faith, my family, being active, learning, and tea!

What I enjoy doing outside of Bethel: Reading, traveling, and playing basketball, soccer, and spikeball.

Yacht Name: Auntie M

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    

Brittany Harper

Brittany Harper

Student Accounts Representative
ANC W532-B | business-office@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Futuristic. Analytical. Deliberative. Discipline. Responsibility.

Favorite Bible Verse: Esther 4:14

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

What I am passionate about: I am passionate about people and building relationships. I spent two years as a resident assistant in college (here at Bethel!), and I loved seeing the impact that relationships and community can have on everyone!

What I enjoy doing outside of Bethel: I love creating art, baking, traveling, and reading. Spending time with friends and family is a top priority, and being outside as much as possible in the summer is a must (especially with our Minnesota winters)!

Yacht Name: High Chai'd

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

Kathy Schneekloth

Kathy Schneekloth

Staff Accountant
W532-K | k-schneekloth@bethel.edu

651.638.6208

Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13

What I do at Bethel: I handle the operation of the general ledger system, journal entries, and month-end close work. I reconcile various bank, investment, and general ledger accounts.

What I am passionate about: I am passionate about my family and friends, and I thank God every day for the amazing people he has put into my life. I am also extremely passionate about animal rescue, and I will be the first to stop and help those in need because they need someone to have their back and to give them a voice.

What I enjoy doing outside of Bethel: I love to travel to our national parks. I think we have in this country the most amazing, beautiful places. My favorite place I have been so far has to be Glacier National Park. If you have not been, I highly recommend it.