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Meet the Parent Council

Nobody knows the needs of parents and families better than—well—parents and families! Meet the Bethel University Parent Council, made up of Bethel parents from all walks of life who can speak to parents’ needs and concerns and better inform our staff and administration. Find them at events on campus, such as Welcome Week and Family Weekend, and share your feedback and experiences with them, and ask them questions about their own experiences.

They serve to support incoming students and their families as they transition to Bethel—and ultimately advance the mission of Bethel University as it seeks to be the Christ-centered university of choice for this century.

If you’re interested in joining the Parent Council for the coming year or getting involved with parent initiatives, contact Jennifer Scott, assistant director of alumni and family relations.

Rob and Sheri Guimont

Hometown:

Edina, Minnesota

Personal interests:

Rob enjoys spending time at the cabin, playing golf, and sports. Sheri enjoys participating in Bible study, cabin time, game nights, tennis, and pickleball.

Student(s) name(s), estimated graduation year, and major:

Callie Guimont '19, business, and Elizabeth Guimont, '21, business

What kinds of things has your student been involved with while at Bethel?

Student Activities, Residence Council, Welcome Week, intramural sports, and tutoring.

Fun fact about yourself:

“I have worked for the same company my entire career (27 years)."–Rob

“I came to know Jesus as my personal Savior at the age of 30, and I’m so thankful!”–Sheri

George ‘82 and Crystal ‘86 Soltero

Hometown:

Tucson, Arizona

Personal interests:

Both George and Crystal enjoy working with college students, reading, attending sporting events, and spending time at college friends’ lake homes.

Student(s) name(s), estimated graduation year, and major:

Noelle '17, biokinetics, and David '21, elementary education

What kinds of things has your student been involved with while at Bethel?

Intramural sports, spring break mission trips (Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic), biokinetics club, Compass, Student Activities (Bethel Student Government), Bible study with Jay Barnes, Shift, and student employment on campus.

Fun fact about yourself:

“I love 70s and 80s music.”–Crystal

"I sing bass with the Sons of Orpheus, an all-male choir in Tucson. Last summer, we performed at Notre Dame Cathedral!"–George

Chris Buttenhoff

Hometown:

Watertown, Minnesota

Personal interests:

I enjoy being active, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.

Student(s) name(s), estimated graduation year, and major:

Luke '14, economics and finance, Sarah '16, elementary education with STEM emphasis, Cole '18, business: marketing and finance, Jack '20, undecided

What kinds of things has your student been involved with while at Bethel?

Study abroad in Brisbane, Australia; mission opportunities locally and overseas; Royal Athletics teams, clubs, and intramurals, such as volleyball, football, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse; volunteering with adaptive swimming, Arrive Ministries, NextGen, Shift, and children’s Sunday school.

Fun fact about yourself:

“I am a stay-at-home mom. Over the years, I have substituted and tutored at the Christian elementary school all our children attended.”