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Sherie Lindvall papers, 1987-2009

Identifier: MSS-BU-8

Scope and Contents

The contents of this collection include events and activities involving Bethel public relations and marketing between the years 1987 and 2009.

The Jay Johnson folders involve Bethel's response to the Jay Johnson murders in 1991. These include news articles on the case, media statements prepared for the subject, Bethel's position on homosexuality, and memoranda. Jay Johnson attended Bethel from 1986 to 1991 and did not receive a degree.

The Kern Family Foundation provided a grant to Bethel University invloving the Pre-Seminary Initiative of the Pastoral Ministry Program. The folder includes the grant application, committee meeting minutes, and correspondence.

The Transformin Church Initiative folder holds the schedules for the event over three years, as well as the slides from some of the presentations held.

The Student Discipleship Conference folder holds the event's agenda and notes notebook, as well as the conference's evaluation results.

The Oasis for Youth Pastors Refresh Restore Renew folder holds the booklets for the event from the years 2007 to 2009. The event was sponsored by the Office of Church Ministries at Bethel and held at the Radisson Hotel in Plymoth, Minnesota. The Oasis binder holds the team meeting minutes, schedules, evaluations, correspondence, financial information, and publicity.

The 125th Anniversary Planning Committee folder mostly holds meeting minutes from the committee's existence in 1996.


  • 1987 - 2009

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researcher use. No privacy concerns are associated with this collection.

Biographical Note

Sherie Lindvall attended Bethel from 1966 to 1970, where she was involved on the Forensics team. In 1985, she began work at Bethel in Publicity and Public Information, later as Director of Public Information and Marketing, and later as Vice President of Communications and Marketing. She edited the Bethel Focus and supervised the Bethel Magazine. She retired in 2015.


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This collection reflects no particular folder arrangement. The documents inside folders reflect the order in which they were donated.

Custodial History

These files were transferred from Sherie Lindvall to the History Center at an unknown date. The 125th Anniversary file was transferred separately in Fall 2015. They were included in the verticle files, identified as transfers from Lindvall in a spreadsheet. In 2022, they were removed from the verticle files and reassembled into a collection to maintain provenance.

Rebekah Bain
July 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the The History Center: Archives of Bethel University and Converge Repository

3900 Bethel Drive
Arden Hills MINNESOTA 55112 United States