Andy KvernenAndy Kvernen

Worship Pastor



About Andy

Family: Awesome Wife: Kristi; Kids: Connor, Carson, and Kaelynn

Birthday: April 26

Hometown: Grand Forks

What are your hobbies/interests? I love being in the outdoors. Fishing. Waterfowl/Upland hunting. I recently got a bow and am going to try my hand at bear hunting!

What do you really do at Bethel? I lead the worship arts team who facilitates all of the corporate worship gatherings here. I also preach from time to time and have other various pastoral responsibilities including counseling, weddings, funerals, etc…

What should you NOT be allowed to do at Bethel? I should not be allowed to be directly responsible for food for large corporate gatherings. Been there. Tried that. Failed. Not my best strength!

What would your best friend say is the best thing about you? I care a lot about the people and responsibilities God has put in front of me.  

What do you love most about working for Bethel? Bethel is a growing, vibrant, Christ-honoring community. I love seeing the Lord work in so many and varying ways. I love our arts team and getting to serve our community together.

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How and when did you come to Christ? I grew up in the EFCA and was introduced to Christ before I can remember. I don’t ever remember not believing.

What is your calling and passion? To help people, wherever they are in their spiritual journey, become fully devoted worshipers of God, in spirit and in truth.

What has God been teaching you recently? I feel like I’m just scratching the surface of grace. I don’t deserve anything. In fact, I deserve the worst. But in Christ, I have everything I need.

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What is on your iPod? Everything.

What is in your current reading list? I’m in seminary. Whatever my professors tell me I need to read. This semester it’s ecclesiology (the study of church) and a lot in the Psalms.

What famous person do people say you look like and why? Matt Damon when I was about 50 lbs lighter!

Who is your favorite sports team? The Vikings

Who is your favorite theologian? Jesus!

If you had the opportunity, what famous person would you want to hang out with and why? Jonas Bundy