Pastor Wendy Cook

            The daughter of a Lutheran minister, Pr. Wendy lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Minnesota before moving to Berne in February 2012. She worked first as a paralegal, then an adoption social worker, before discerning a call to ordained ministry. After completing studies at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, Pr. Wendy received a call to beautiful Berne and Helderberg Lutheran Church.

            Pr. Wendy has two adult children, who both live in Minneapolis. She is an enthusiastic square and round dancer. She also met her husband, Herb Bahrmann, through dancing.

           Despite missing her kids who live so far away, Pr. Wendy feels right at home in the hills of Berne. The people are gracious and generous, and Pr. Wendy enjoys ecumenical church events and community events in addition to Helderberg Lutheran activities.

                                                                    Church Staff

                                             **Grace Udelson, Sexton

                                             **Stacey Wright, Music Director

                                             **Jean Guarino, Community Outreach


                                                     Congregational Deacon

Church Council

                                                  **Sharon Nevins, President

                                                  **Wilma Warner, Vice President

                                                  **Jean Guarino, Secretary

                                                  **Ian Guairno, Treasurer

                                                   **Barb Erickson

                                                   **Steve Conklin

                                                   **Richard  Guilz