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Adel Irwin

Senior Director



I came to Bethel following time serving in youth ministry and nonprofit fundraising. In Scotland, I worked for a charity supporting individuals experiencing homelessness. In Arizona, I worked for a state-wide nonprofit organization. After traveling the world, I'm grateful to be back in Minnesota and back at Bethel. My heart for young people knowing and serving God connects me deeply to Bethel’s mission. I value the Christian higher education that Bethel provides. It is truly a joy to see students from my time in youth ministry now studying at Bethel and as Bethel alums making a difference in the world.  

My favorite Bethel memory is...
I remember late-night, deep conversations with friends and early mornings in the prayer chapel. My other favorite Bethel memories include transformational courses and professors who challenged me, being a freshman RA, leading a spring break missions trip, and working in the Dining Center cleaning the vent hoods.

My guiding Scripture passage is...
Nehemiah 8:10b: “The joy of the Lord is your strength!”

Outside of work...
I enjoy snuggling my baby and spending quality time with friends and family. I love the outdoors and going on adventures. I have hiked 14ers, run half marathons, and enjoyed many long bike rides.