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At Bethel, our dynamic teaching team is passionate about bringing meaningful, relevant messages to our community. We also invite guest preachers to share challenging messages about the issues they face and how God shows up in their work and ministry.

Teaching Team

Our team of pastors serve as the primary teaching voices at Chapel, with community partners also serving as a part of our Teaching Team.

Each member of our preaching team has earned a master's degree and is committed to the scriptures. We believe that we're here, and called by God, to help our community be transformed by the Gospel message. Beyond preaching, we want to serve Bethel students however we can. We're available to counsel and pray with students as they experience struggles. We're also here to cheer them on and celebrate their successes.

Check the Chapel schedule to see the lineup of speakers for our current series.

Caitlyn Stenerson

Pastor Caitlyn Stenerson is passionate about telling the story of Jesus, mentoring young people, and helping people connect their work to God's global call. In her role at Bethel, Pastor Caitlyn provides pastoral care for students and is responsible for coordinating and implementing excellent, innovative, and Christ-centered chapel ministry. Pastor Caitlyn graduated with her B.A. Political Science from Bethel University in 2014, and her Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in 2019. Prior to entering ministry, Pastor Caitlyn worked in political communications and public affairs. 

Osheta Moore

A pastor who is convinced God has a sense of humor. A peacemaker who loves Jesus a lot and cusses…a little. An optimistic cookbook reader. A hopeless romantic and a goofball with a little bit of sass.

Nick Cocalis

Nick has served as the Head Men's Golf Coach at Bethel University since 2019.  Prior to Bethel, Nick and his wife Melane ('12) lived in Scottdale, Arizona where played golf professionally on the PGA Tour Latin America.  Before his golf career Nick spent 10 years serving in full-time ministry as the Director of Missions for Next Step Ministries, a short-term mission and community development organization that served alongside 20 communities internationally.  NIck is a graduate of Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee graduate school of nonprofit management.

Cesar Castillejos

Cesar Castillejos is currently serving students and families in Richfield, MN through a collaboration with Young Life and Hope Church. He serves as the Young Life area developer and the Minister for Preaching and Presence at Hope Church. Cesar also has a national role with Young Life running a summer discipleship program called The Servant Leadership Project. Beyond the direct ministry work, Cesar runs a clothing company (www.1of1clothing.com) and speaks at camps, conferences, and events (www.liveupspeaklife.com). He lives in Richfield, with his wife Kate and three kids, Caliah, Cora, and Cruz. 

Matt Runion

Pastor Matt is currently serving as Team Lead in CFCR. His bottomline ministry call is to connect students with God's work around the world. He conducts that ministry by giving vision and oversight to missions and discipleship ministries on our campus as well as providing care and community for Third Culture Kids, Missionary Kids, and International Students. From training and sending numerous spring break mission teams to supporting discipleship initiatives on campus, Matt has seen that God is absolutely at work—around the world and at Bethel! Matt also leads the Bethel delegation to the Urbana student missions conference every 3 years. Matt holds a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Global and Contextual Ministry from Bethel Seminary.

Steph O'Brien

Pastor Stephanie Williams O’Brien is the Lead Pastor at Mill City Church in Northeast Minneapolis. She is also a professor of ministry at Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Stephanie has opportunities to coach leaders around the world through speaking, developing resources and her podcast Lead Stories with her friend Jo Saxton. She is a sought after leadership coach, helping women and men to be intentional with their influence in all aspects of their lives. Pastor Steph is passionate about communities and individuals participating in the mission of God to the world. She is the author of two books – Stay Curious: How Questions and Doubts Can Save Your Faith. and her latest book Make A Move: How to Stop Wavering And Make Decisions in a Disorienting World. Connect with Pastor Steph at: https://www.pastorsteph.com/