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Contact

  • Give us a call at (800) 944-3066 or (507) 344-7000
  • After hours? Send our office an email
  • Read on to contact one of our admissions counselors personally

Counselors


 

Dan Gerdts

Dan Gerdts

Admissions Counselor

I am extremely blessed to be part of the Bethany community and am very thankful for the opportunity to serve our Lord in this capacity. Having worked with students after receiving my education degree in 2005, I love meeting with them and advising in their decision-making processes. I hope to get students and parents really fired up about Bethany. I look forward to learning new things and meeting many new people along the way.

My areaFirst year students in Southern Minnesota as well as the Central time zone (excluding Wisconsin and Illinois).

Phone: 507-344-7441
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Estelle Vlieger

Ben Petzel

Admissions Counselor 

I am thrilled for the opportunity to work in Bethany’s Admissions department and rejoin the Bethany community. Attending Bethany as a student was a very rewarding and fulfilling experience for me and I am excited to help create a positive college experience for all students and share my love for Bethany at the same time.  Bethany is truly a great place to learn and grow as students have the tools and resources to develop their skills and talents inside and outside the classroom. More importantly, Bethany also provides the tools and resources necessary for spiritual growth so students can strengthen their faith in the Lord. I look forward to meeting you, guiding you in your path to college, and discussing the many opportunities that await you at Bethany Lutheran College.

My area: First year students from the Twin Cities metro, central and northern Minnesota as well as Mountain, Pacific, and Alaska time zones.

Phone: 507-344-7737
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Dan Tomhave

Dan Tomhave

VP of Admissions and Enrollment

It’s great to be part of the Bethany community. I’ve been working in college admissions for over seventeen years and I am excited to help Bethany students with the realization of their dreams and assist them with career decisions. College is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting times of your life! The BLC Admissions staff and I are eager to assist you in any way possible. You’ll find that Bethany is truly unique among colleges. It extends to students both a Christ-centered environment and an academically challenging atmosphere—all on an individual level that very few colleges can offer. Please take some time to visit this wonderful campus. I look forward to helping you with your college decisions in any way I can.

My area: Transfer students

Phone: 507-344-7451
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Estelle Vlieger

Estelle Vlieger 

Associate Director of Admissions

As an alum, I have been blessed over the last 12 years to work in the Admissions office and share my love of Bethany with students and families. I love working with students to determine if BLC is the place for them to continue their education and plan for their future. Bethany provides a unique environment where students can grow academically, spiritually and physically as they prepare for the “real world”. As I tell my students in FRSM 101-I initially came to Bethany planning to stay 2 years, liked it so I stayed for 4, loved it so much I’ve been on campus for 16 years. I hope I can tell you about Bethany and show you around campus soon!

My areaAll PSEO and Dual Credit students as well as First Year students at select high schools in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

Phone: 507-344-7722
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Josh Wierschke

Josh Wierschke

Admissions Counselor

I am excited and incredibly blessed to be back at BLC since I graduated in 2011. My enthusiasm for Bethany has not faded and I want to share that excitement with students and parents considering a future here. As a student, Bethany helped me grow academically and spiritually. As an Admissions Counselor, I can't wait to share that same academic and spiritual growth with others.

My areaFirst Year Students in Wisconsin and Illinois as well as the Eastern time zone.

Phone: 507-344-7322
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