The committee has prayerfully consider 3 pastors to come to Omaha for a visit and interview.  Below are dedicated times for the congregation to meet the candidates:

Pastor Mark Anderson - Bethel Lutheran, Morton, Illinois
Saturday, December 2, 6:00pm - Dinner Meet & Greet (LaVista Site)

Pastor Daniel Prugh - Good Shepherd Lutheran, Midlothian, VA
Wednesday, December 6, 5:00pm - Advent Dinner Meet & Greet (LaVista Site)

Pastor Eric Kolonich - Trinity Lutheran, Oregon City, OR
Monday, December 11, 6:00pm - Dinner Meet & Greet (LaVista Site)

Please continue to pray that God provides us with wisdom to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in this Divine Call.

Email the committee co-chair Terry Nathan. (email address:

Key Characteristics for the Associate Pastor
Servant Leadership, Initiative, Encourager, People Oriented, Team Player, Organized

Key Skills for the Associate Pastor
Preaching, Small Groups, Multisite, Mission Zeal, Teaching Ability, Lay Development (equipping people/leaders)


Pastor Ryan Brons (co-chair)

Pastor Ryan is our Senior Director of Ministries. Pastor Ryan has a passion for seeing people's lives transformed by Jesus, being equipped for life and ministry, and making a difference through acts of service. Ryan and his wife Krista have been at Beautiful Savior for almost 11 years and have 3 kids.

Terry Nathan (co-chair)

Terry has been a Beautiful Savior member for 25+ years. Terry is currently serving on our MLC (Mission Leadership Council). Her day job is working in financial reporting at HDR, Inc.

You’ll typically see Terry at the 8:00 service at the LaVista site.

Chuck Benson

Chuck and his wife, Lisa, have been BSLC members for a total of 11 years. They have three grown daughters. Chuck is an elder at Beautiful Savior and he and his wife Lisa are also LifeGroup hosts. Chuck retired from the Air Force in 2004 and now teaches science at Lewis & Clark Middle School (Bellevue).

You’ll typically see Chuck at various service times at our LaVista site.

Amanda Friskopp

Amanda has been a member of Beautiful Savior for over 30 years with much of her extended family. She is currently serving on the Audio Visual/Worship team, student ministry and helps out with VBS in the summer. Amanda is a Speech-Language Pathologist is married to Aron and has 4 kids.

You’ll typically see Amanda at the 9:30 or 11:00 services at our LaVista site.

Marla Holmes

Marla and her husband Frank have been members at Beautiful Savior for 20 years. Marla has served in many ways for Beautiful Savior especially the past 5 at our Northwest site with their leadership team and coordinating their Hospitality ministry. She also has served at a local Food Pantry and the Lydia House. Currently Marla is retired from the secular world and now has a the best vocation of all, taking care of her 2 year old granddaughter Tinsley during the day.

You’ll typically see Marla at the 10:00 service at our Northwest site.

Bill Koehler

Bill, his wife Diane and family have been members of Beautiful savior for 40 years. He is currently involved with counting/recording offerings and has served as an elder and various other leadership positions. Lots of people know him as the Donut guy, as he makes sure the donuts & coffee is ready on Sunday Morings at the LaVista site.

You’ll typically see Bill attend the 8 o’clock service at LaVista... or by the donuts.

Angie Peters

Angie Peters has been a Beautiful Savior Member for 13 years. She has been involved in various ways with greeting/ushering, Wednesday night Youth Dinners, Life Group and went with a disaster relief group to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Angie is currently on a sabbatical from her Human Resources career and enjoying extra family time.

You’ll typically see Angie at the 9:30 or 11:00 service at our LaVista site with her Husband Eric and 2 daughters.

David Schmidt

David has been a member since 2003 and currently works for CHI Health as a Pharmacist/Manager. He has volunteered at church as a LifeGroup Host, leading FPU (Financial Peace University) classes, and assisting with serving communion.

You’ll typically see David at the 9:30 or 11:00 services at our LaVista site with his wife Janet and their 3 kids .