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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


Ellie Mumme

Ellie Mumme

Admissions Counselor

Ellie is from nearby Waterville, Minnesota. She experienced Bethany as an English major and western philosophy minor, enjoying a number of music, service and literature clubs. Ellie served at Franklin Elementary in the Reading Corps, competed in swimming in high school, learned through Bluebird Social Media projects, and enjoys baking. She loves to travel and (so far) has been able to visit Austria, England, Italy, and Germany.

My area: First-year students within 100 miles of Mankato and prospects in North/South Dakota and Iowa.

Phone: 507-344-7441 

 

Ben Petzel

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

Campus Visit Coordinator/Transfer Specialist

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 am blessed 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 two years, liked it, so I stayed for 4, loved it so much I stuck around to tell others. 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, Nebraska, Florida, Arizona and Colorado.

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 area
: First Year Students in Wisconsin and Illinois as well as the Eastern time zone.

Phone: 507-344-7322
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Jeff Lemke

Dr. Jeff Lemke

Vice President Admissions & Enrollment Management

Dr. Jeff Lemke enjoys serving Christian organizations that view a great education as a tool for enabling the bright futures of young people. Lemke overseas Bethany specialists in the area of student college guidance, marketing, financial aid, and international programming. He regularly presents at churches, schools, conferences and with youth teams on the topics of character development, financial management, school sustainability, enrollment growth, marketing, international programming and community partnerships.

Phone: 507-344-7373 
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