“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be…”

– Peter 5:2
Pastor Seth Wynards outside of church.

Pastor Seth Wynands

Welcome, and blessings to all!

As pastor, I feel privileged to serve the congregations of Bethesda Lutheran Church and Rivers Edge Presbyterian Church, both in Carlton.

My background:
I came to Bethesda in 2021 after living in Duluth and St. Paul. Before becoming Bethesda’s pastor, I received a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary.

In Carlton, I’ve taken up skiing, biking, racquetball and shoveling. I live in Carlton with my wife Andrea and our cat. Join us on Sundays for worship!

Our Team

Jason Goad


Deb Davis

Vice President

Jen Goad


Jeanette Korpola


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Stephanie Erickson-Russell

Administrator/Financial Secretary