Our Team

There's a lot going on at Park Church and we're grateful for each part of our team. It takes all of us, along with many volunteers, to do God's ministry here! 


Our Pastors

Rev. Bethany Nelson


Rev. Luke Nelson


Pastor Luke & Pastor Bethany were appointed to Park Church in 2019. They have served several congregations, individually and together, around Minnesota  - but are delighted to be making their home now in Brainerd. They both attended Hamline University for their undergraduate degrees. Pastor Bethany received her MDiv from Luther Seminary in St Paul, MN; while Pastor Luke received his MDiv from Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, CA. 

When not at church, you're likely to find them with their three young boys at a playground, coffee shop, or gym.  They would love to meet you for coffee -- reach out to set something up!

Additional team members' info coming soon... 


We'd love to hear from you:

Park United Methodist Church

315 North Sixth Street

Brainerd, MN 56401

(218) 829-4116

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Sunday Worship

@ 10:30 am

Come early for a cup of coffee and conversation. We encourage families to worship together, and offer a staffed Nursery and Children's Church during worship. 


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

8 am - 2 pm


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