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Our team includes event specialists and technical, scheduling, and ticketing staff. Together, we collaborate with event owners and campus partners to cover all of the event planning bases, from ideation to event-day logistics. We support both internal and rental events, including performances, workshops and seminars, conferences, banquets, meetings, and camps. 

For us, the “Bethel difference” means delivering beyond-expectation service to our clients and successful event experiences for their guests. We love building events and, in doing so, building client confidence. It’s all about the right details and good communication. Reach out to us today about your next event.

Avis Soderstrom

Director of Conference and Event Services

Instinctive. Strategic. Crafter.

Areas of expertise: strategic planning, leadership

Kerri Baker

Manager of Benson Great Hall Technical Services

Talented. Artistic. Grillmaster.

Areas of expertise: lighting, stage design, technician management

Andrea Hendricks

Assistant Director of Conference and Event Services 

Resourceful. Logistic. Auntie.

Areas of expertise: unique venue formats and promotion, summer campus housing

Jan Jessup

Manager of Conference and Event Services 

Detailed. Warmhearted. Paddleboarder.

Areas of expertise: logistics, rental groups

Amy Kelsey

Manager of Benson Great Hall Guest Services 

Attentive. Friendly. Fun Mom.

Areas of expertise: ticket office, ushers, rental groups

Brian Metcalf

Manager of Scheduling and Operations 

Logistics. Helper. Baseball Enthusiast.

Areas of expertise: reservation software, operations, rental groups

Erica Smithee

Event Specialist

Dependable. Joyful. Bargain Hunter.

Areas of expertise: academic events, rental groups

Amanda Thompson

Senior Event Specialist

Strategic. Maximizer. Traveler.

Areas of expertise: University Advancement events, rental groups