our staff


  • Greg braly–Lead pastor

    What do you do here at BEFC?


    My role is to be the lead under shepherd here at BEFC. It is Jesus' Church first and foremost and I am to listen to His leading and be under His direction. This includes teaching, shepherding the church, leadership, vision-casting,  and working through the day to day needs of BEFC.


    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    Donna and I have been here officially since January 1, 2016. However, I have been hanging around BEFC since the end of 2015, even before I started, because this is a great church and I fell in love with the people here.


    Tell us about yourself:


    Donna and I have been married since April 12, 1987. It has been an amazing journey together. We love doing things together whether it is exploring a ghost town or some piece of history. Donna is a Timberwolves Fan, and since I am a fan of Donna I have grown to endure them. We are dog people and currently have two small dogs, Bubba and Biscuit. We love reading, theater, music, and boating when we get a chance. We have one son Rob, who is an adult, and a precious grandson.


       


  • bracston siemens–youth & Family director

    What do you do here at BEFC?


    I have the joy of working with Junior High and High School students. I shepherd, teach, and disciple students. Nothing pumps me up more than seeing students follow Jesus and own their faith. We have incredible students, parents, and youth leaders here at BEFC!


    I also work on equipping families, marriages, and helping parents lead their kids to follow Jesus.


    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    I have been here at BEFC since May 28, 2014. I graduated from college and five days later started working at BEFC. I've encountered nothing but grace and support from the wonderful people here at BEFC.


    Tell us about yourself:


    I am originally from South Dakota (where we have more cows than people). I didn't start following Jesus for myself until I was in college. I graduated in 2014 from the University of Northwestern—St. Paul, MN, with a Youth and Family Studies degree. I fell in love with student ministry in college and felt God leading me into vocational ministry.


    In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, reading, hunting, golfing, playing video games with students, and working out. I am emotionally invested in the Oklahoma Sooners, the LA Clippers, and the Kansas City Royals.


  • dimitri tsampis-Children's & Social Media Director

    What do you do here at BEFC?


    I am the Children’s and Social Media Director here at BEFC.

     

    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    I started my position at the beginning of September 2020.


    Tell us about yourself:


    I have been married to Katie since August of 2015. We have pursued the Lord in both missions and vocational ministry. I love being outside and doing things like fishing, hunting, hiking, and playing sports. I am a Chicago Bears fan and a dog person.


  • heather thornton–administrator

    What do you do here at BEFC?


    I am the Administrator here at BEFC. I am in charge of operations and communications as well as many various other duties. I am the face behind all the emails that you get and the voice on the other end of the phone when you call the church.


    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    I have attended BEFC for 13 years, been a member for 12, and on staff for 7 years. BEFC is definitely our home and our extended family. We have a great staff and it's an aboslute joy to work alongside them.


    Tell us about yourself:


    I have been married to Matt for almost 30 years. Together we have three children, ages 24, 18, and 15. I absolutely love being their mom and spending time with my family and friends, reading lots of books, and kayaking.


  • Jaycie Kratky - Connections Director

    What do you do here at BEFC? 


    I help the families and attendees, new and old, in our church find ways to connect in all areas. My job is to help you find a small group, children's ministry, volunteer opportunity, or Sunday school class that makes you feel at home here!



    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    I originally attended in 2005 through 2010 and then returned in 2018 after moving back to Minnesota.


    Tell us about yourself:


    I l live in Monticello with my husband Colton and our dog Venus. I am currently also a Nanny to two happy little kids. I absolutely love to craft and spend a lot of time reading. I enjoy time spent with my family and friends. 



  • Jay Stellrecht–FACILITY/GROUNDS CUSTODIAN

    What do you do here at BEFC?


    I make sure the church looks great through building maintenance and custodial duties.


    How long have you been here at BEFC?


    I started attending in 2015


    Tell us about yourself:


    I enjoy taking pictures of nature. I enjoy fishing and the outdoors. I have 5 kids and a wife I've been married to for 23 years. 

our Elders


  • Dan Rodelius

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  • Fred Myre

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  • Brad Harrington

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  • Matt Deidrick

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  • Fred Anderson

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  • Tom O'Neill

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  • Dale 'Hutch' Hutchcraft

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