Steven Dunkel

Pastor of Student Ministries



About Steven

Family: My wife Sarah and our cat Ellie

Birthday: August 2

Hometown: Fargo, ND

What are your hobbies/interests? Guitar, drums, board games, ultimate frisbee

What do you really do at Bethel? Study the Scriptures and share them with our Bethel family

What should you NOT be allowed to do at Bethel? Have bags of candy in reach on my desk

What would your best friend say is the best thing about you? She (my wife) says my constant smile and my love for Jesus and others

What do you love most about working for Bethel? We’re family

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What is your calling and passion? To know God and make Him known

How did you first come to Bethel and get started doing ministry? Pastor Jonas talked me into it. Thanks, JB!

What has God been teaching you recently? Simplicity. God speaks; we need only to slow down and listen.

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What is on your iPod? Lots of post-rock (think movie scores)

What is in your current reading list? “Leadership Coaching: The Disciplines, Skills, and Heart of a Christian Coach” by Tony Stoltzfus; “Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church” by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, and Brad Griffin.


Who is your favorite theologian? Jesus—or outside the Bible, the Cappadocian Fathers

Favorite food/snack: Lychee boba tea

What inspires you? God, nature, instrumental music, silence