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The Bredeson family watches the activities from the front row at Bethel Highlands Lutheran Church. The family members are, from left, Pastor Van, daughter Megan, daughter Kaitlyn and wife Katherine.

Bethel Lutheran bids Pastor Bredeson a fond farewell

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The Rev. Van V. Bredeson will give his final sermon as a member of the staff at Bethel Lutheran Church on Sunday.

After 22 years as the church's education, family and youth pastor, Bredeson is looking for his next call.


"The sky's the limit, I guess," he said with a laugh on Monday, the day after a well-attended farewell program for him at the Bethel Highlands Church.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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