About Us

Church Staff & Leadership

Dan Olson

Senior Pastor

dan@bccwaverly.org


Jessica Eden

Children's Pastor & Communications Director

jessica@bccwaverly.org

Executive Board

April Michael

Christian Education Board

aprilmichael98@gmail.com

Kerri Olson

Evangelism & Outreach

kerrilynn3@yahoo.com

Heather Perkins

Secretary

perkins.heather@gmail.com

Paula Peterson

Deacon Board

wefarm86@gmail.com

Deanna Qualset

Financial Secretary

alq@inebraska.com

Renee Schnieder

Fellowship & Service

rschnieder@windstream.net

John Schmohr

Trustees

johnschmohr@gmail.com

Peter Welling

Church Chair

pete.b.welling@uscis.dhs.gov

Jessie Zuniga

Missions

jfountainzuniga@yahoo.com

Who We Are

Bethlehem Covenant Church began on March 17, 1882, as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Mission. The congregation started with about 30 Swedish immigrants who loved the Lord with all their heart and wanted to spread the message of the gospel. Today we are about 250 people who gather throughout the week in many different ministries! We pray that we would keep our eyes on Jesus, our feet planted in His Word, and our hearts open in love to those around us.

We are members of the Evangelical Covenant Church. The ECC is a growing multi-ethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC believe in the Bible as the Word of God, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord, and the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world.

What We Believe

The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world. The purpose of Covenant affirmations is to make clear the values and principles that have guided the Evangelical Covenant Church since its founding in 1885.

For Covenant believers, our essential beliefs are summed up in what we call Covenant Affirmations:

  • We affirm the centrality of the word of God.

  • We affirm the necessity of the new birth.

  • We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.

  • We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.

  • We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.

  • We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.

To read more about what we believe, we encourage you to head to www.covchurch.org to learn more. If you have any questions about what we believe, please reach out to Pastor Dan as we are happy to answer your questions.