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Meet the Staff

Student Staff

Bethel students are hired and trained as counselors and activity coordinators. The student staff is responsible for leading discussions, facilitating activities, and modeling what it means to be a Christ-follower.

Institute Faculty

Institute faculty are Bethel professors and staff who have been recruited to teach and lead a variety of workshops on the theme.


Dr. Katie Friesen Smith

Katie has been involved with spiritual formation and youth ministry for the majority of her career. Her calling is to create space for transformation. She is thrilled to partner with Bethel University and the local church to help youth belong to a community and become who God has designed them to be.

Email or call at 651.638.6117