Meet Our Presiding Minister
Vicar Laurie Hensley

Having grown up in the Midwest, I understand the important role Faith has in our lives.  Traditions within worship are present, yet we  lean into the mission where GOD is calling the Church to be in the 21st century. Called by God to serve as a minister of Word and Sacrament, I am a seminarian at Wartburg Theological Seminary. Music is at the heart of my existance and joyful praise to God fills the sanctuary at Bethany. My background is diverse, having spent a career in finance and real estate. My education includes a Masters of Business Administration and I am currently pursuing a Masters in Divinity. 

Meet Our Worship Leaders

Laurie Hensley
  • Vicar
Pam Eiker
  • Director of Music/Organist
Denise Eiker
  • Adult, Children, and Bell Choir Director
Shannon McNally
  • Technical Director
  • Children's Ministry/Resident Turtle
Exciting Youth Ministry
Connect and Grow in you faith journey

We have an exciting youth ministry program at Bethany. The youth group is called 3-D for Dedicated, Driven and Determined! Please connect with the Bethany Lutheran 3D Facebook group. For information regarding our youth programs, please contact Vicar Laurie at 618-980-9804.

God's Work, Our Hands
We are Christ with clothes on serving our neighbors in this community and the world.

The Bethany congregation is committed to serving our neighbors. We believe that we are called to be Christ in our community and the world. We servce others in a variety of ways...Meals on Wheels, making quilts, providing school bags and hygiene kits to Lutheran World Relief, helping with Lutheran Disaster Relief...even helping raise money to purchase farm animals for 3rd world contries through ELCA Good Gifts. Our hands are busy at Bethany!