Leadership Team

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Dave is a local product, born in St. Paul, and he hasn’t roamed too far from this area. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and his doctorate in chiropractic. He currently owns a private practice in the north metro area.

Dave met a lovely lady, Jenny, at a summer camp when he was a teenager. He has since married Jenny, and they have two pretty spectacular kids, Graeme (pronounced like “graham” cracker) and  Payton. In his spare time, Dave loves spending time with his family and friends, playing sports and, of course, watching heartbreaking Minnesota professional sports.

Dave considers being a member of Bethesda’s leadership team an awesome opportunity to serve.  He is excited to see how Bethesda will be used to serve this community for God’s honor.
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EricpicforprofileEric was born in Mumbai, India and lived there until his family moved to Minnesota in 1994. He saw his need for salvation outside of himself very soon after coming to Minnesota. It was during family devotions that he realized that Jesus was the sacrifice for his sins, and only trust in Jesus mattered. Eric is married to Stephanie, and has two young sons which keep their life exciting! He attended the University of Minnesota for engineering and since graduating in 2008, he has been working at the medical device company Medtronic. He loves what he does, and gets to see people’s lives changed by the technology he works on.

The Vargheses, at least the boys, love sports, and are die-hard Minnesota fans through and through. They will cheer for any Minnesota team, and long for the day when a major market team will finally win a championship. When Eric is not cheering his heart out, he enjoys good food, spending time with his family, bowling, coffee, blue grass music, and, just recently, home brewing.
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Jose (Joy) has been living in St. Paul (MN) area for the last 35 years. Early in his teen age years, he established a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and has been a student of the Bible ever since. In his association with different local churches he has attended, he has taught the Bible and encouraged and discipled others of all ages. Currently he is involved in teaching, pastoring, shepherding and counseling at Bethesda. He has a vision to create an environment where the knowledge of the truth from God’s Word can be passed on to the next generation to be effective in the culture in which we live. He enjoys getting together with friends and family for fellowship and helping others as needed.

Additionally, as a “tent maker” he  works in a local software company. He and his wife, Mercy, have three married children and two grandchildren. His wife also is involved in helping others in their spiritual growth through Bible studies and personal contacts. Their children are in the Twin Cities and are active in the churches they attend.
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