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Protecting our clients and staff during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and in protection of our community’s health, we’ve made alternative arrangements for many of our services, info meetings, and events. Please see our events and meeting tab for details on each specific event, some of which are changing to an online format. Please contact our office with questions on office hours, services, or events.

Meet The Team

Lynn Lewis

Lynn Lewis

Executive Branch /Upper Midwest Regional Director - Plymouth

Lynn has previously worked at Hennepin County as an area manager for Child Protection Service operations for more than 10 years. She was responsible for screening and investigations, children’s case management, family assessment, permanency, Indian Child Welfare, foster care, adoption, and children’s mental health. Prior to her time at Hennepin, Lynn served as the senior director of community services for the Professional Association of Treatment Homes, which included foster parent education, federal projects, and youth transition programing. She was also director of family services at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Lynn has an undergraduate degree in business and computer technology, from Cameron University, a master’s in social work from Augsburg, and she has completed PhD coursework at the University of Minnesota. Lynn is happily married and the proud mother of two children and a loving grandmother.

Sharon Moten

Sharon Moten

Quality Assurance - Plymouth

Sharon began working at Bethany in September 2014. She has over 25 years of experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings, including the Chicago area, Bay area, and the Twin Cities. Prior to Bethany, she worked at a private foster care agency in Minneapolis. She obtained her bachelor of arts with a major in psychology from Wheaton College and her master of social work from the University of Minnesota. She is married and has boy/girl twins.

Anna R. Bean

Anna R. Bean

Adoption Specialist - Plymouth

Anna Plautz joined Bethany Christian Services in 2018 as an adoption specialist. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and her master’s degree at the University of Minnesota. Anna has worked with children and families in various capacities, including as a behavioral therapist, special education teacher, and family consultation therapist. Anna enjoys working with families, camping, and traveling.

Carole A. Coffey Hannah

Carole A. Coffey Hannah

Licensed Psychologist, EdS, LP - Plymouth

Carole is a Licensed Psychologist, whose therapeutic approach is strongly influenced by Christian cognitive behavioral therapy as well as the developmental impact of trauma and stress on our brain, mind, and body. She works primarily with children and adolescents, as well as with women with unresolved issues of trauma. In addition to specialties in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety, her clinical interests and competencies include parent-child relationship issues, adoption and attachment issues, Eye Movement Reprocessing and De-sensitization (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT).

Gloria D. Peterson

Gloria D. Peterson

Clinical Director MSW/MA - Plymouth

Gloria Peterson has a 25-year history of working as a mental health professional, including residential treatment in a juvenile correctional facility and outpatient work in mental health clinics. She earned her bachelor’s degree in management and cross-cultural counseling and her master’s degree in community mental health, counseling, and guidance.

Lauren Almquist

Lauren Almquist

Foster Care Specialist, BSW, LSW - Plymouth

Lauren joined the team at Bethany Christian Services in April of 2020 as a foster care specialist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and is pursuing her master’s degree with an emphasis in clinical social work practice. She has previous experience in foster care licensing and case management and is a passionate advocate for children, youth, and families. Lauren enjoys life as a wife and proud dog mom of an English Cocker Spaniel named Rooney.

Michelle Andrew

Michelle Andrew

Intake Coordinator - Plymouth

Michelle Andrew joined Bethany Christian Services in 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work. Previously, she worked as a social worker in long-term care in a local nursing home before having children. After having been a stay-at-home mom for several years, she began working in her kids’ school district as a special education paraprofessional in preschool for the past 12 years. Michelle is the proud and busy mom of three teenage children.

Pa Xiong

Pa Xiong

Counselor - Plymouth

Pa has been with Bethany Christian Services since 2015 and currently works as a foster care worker. She has worked in numerous settings with families and children. She obtained her undergraduate degree in family social science and has her master of social work from the University of Minnesota. She is the oldest of six children and was born in Minneapolis.

Priscilla A. Turner

Priscilla A. Turner

Marketing Outreach and Foster Care Coordinator - Plymouth

Priscilla joined Bethany Christian Services in 2019. She has over 16 yrs of experience in the field of social services, to at-risk children and families in crisis experiencing extreme trauma and out of home placements. She has a strong love and dedication to empowering children and families, and a deep love and commitment for adoption and foster care, to which she has both personal and professional experiences in the areas of adoption and foster care. She has two grown children who were born in Minnesota and adopted at the ages of 2 and 3 years old. She earned a B. A. in Biblical Studies and a M. A. in Pastoral Counseling from the Minnesota School of Theology and serves diligently as a licensed Minister and Chaplain, and servant in the community and in her church.

Teagan Mohs

Teagan Mohs

Foster Care Specialist - Plymouth

Teagan Mohs graduated from St. Catherine’s University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She has experience working with at-risk youth at the Bridge for Youth and providing supervision during parent-child visits at Familywise. Teagan was inspired to work with children and families due to personal experiences in her family. Teagan enjoys spending time with her family, working with the high school ministry at her church, and traveling to new places.

Rhonda Johnson

Rhonda Johnson

Adoption Specialist - Plymouth

Rhonda Johnson joined Bethany Christian Services in 2012. She has a deep love for children, a passion for orphan care, and both personal and professional experience in adoption. She and her husband, Chris, have two grown children who were born in India and adopted as infants. She has completed the Permanency and Adoption Competency certificate post-graduate program at the University of Minnesota, as well as SAFE training.