Pastor Amy Vigesaa
(651) 439-3450, ext. 12
Pastor Amy came to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in September 2023. Although a recent graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, she has worked in the Church in various capacities for the past 30 years. She has worked at churches in Fargo, Bemidji, Eagan, and Lakeville leading contemporary worship and music ministry, adult education, women's ministry, and developing small groups. Pastor Amy has a passion for worship, preaching, diving into scripture and practicing faith with others, no matter what their age. She lives in Farmington, MN, with her family. She is married to Hans and they have 5 children, Soren, Sophie, Krister, Tait and Finn. Three of the boys still live at home, attending school, and keeping their days full of life. They have a dog, Ollie, and two cats, Pickles and Peanut, who bring much joy to their lives.
Interim Director of Worship and Music
(651) 439-3450, ext. 11
Mr. Baumgartner has been living in Hudson, Wisconsin for the past thirty years and has taught Vocal and Classroom music at all levels, K through 12, in the Hudson and Somerset School Districts. Daniel completed his undergraduate work at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he received degrees in Music Theory/Composition, and Music Education. He was a member of the St. Olaf Choir, and sang on tours to Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and was lucky enough to be part of St. Olaf’s initial tour to China, Taiwan, and Japan. Daniel completed his Masters degree in Music Education at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He holds Level III certification as a master teacher in both Orff and Kodály instruction, and just recently retired after thirty years of teaching music in the Hudson School District.
Mr. Baumgartner has used his skills in many capacities as a worship director, including thirteen years as Music Director at Faith Community Church in Hudson, and five years as Artistic Director of the St. Croix Sacred Ensemble in Bayport, Minnesota.
Playing live music has been a part of Daniel’s life ever since forming his first band in Junior High School. He has experience within many genres; performing classic rock, blues, jazz, reggae, and broadway music.
490 4th ST N | Bayport | MN | 55003
Pastor Amy Vigesaa, M. Div., Pastor
Daniel Baumgartner, Director of Worship and Music
Ali Staloch (Ali), Director of Children, Youth, and Family
Jenny Schoolman, Director of Confirmation Programming
Lori Gergen, Office Administrator, Wedding Coordinator
Karl Braun, Custodian