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Greg Peterson

Director of Athletics



My Role at Bethel

I oversee and provide vision to the department of athletics—18 sports programs, about 600 student-athletes, and many coaches.

Why You'd Contact Me

Anything to do with our athletic department. I may not always know the answer, but I can try to point you in the right direction.

Reasons I Love My Job

I absolutely love seeing the impact our coaches have on our student-athletes and the impact our student-athletes have on each other. One of my favorite things in my job is walking the halls and seeing students hanging out in coaches offices. I also passionately believe that excellence is biblical—when we are excellent at what we do, we have greater opportunities for Kingdom impact.


Monticello, Minnesota


B.A. in Elementary Education from Bethel University

M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University

In My Free Time

I love hanging out with my family—dinners together are incredibly meaningful. I obviously love athletics because of my role, but also love the outdoors, particularly downhill skiing, golfing with my kids, and running. I would pick mountains over the beach and pretty much any bucket-list item involves mountains and going fast.

Best Bethel Tradition

Maybe not a true "tradition" but when our teams compete for championships, I love how our students come out in full force to cheer for them!