Pastor Ben Vogel

Senior Pastor

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Pastor Jon and Susan Vogel. During my childhood I lived in Wayne, Nebraska for 5 years and Shawano, Wisconsin for 11 years. I received my undergraduate degree in Secondary Lutheran Education from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois. My wife, Meghan (Mahier) and I were married before I took a call to serve at Lutheran High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. While there, I taught history and coached the girls' varsity basketball team.


In 2007, my family and I moved to St. Louis where I attended Concordia Seminary. In 2011, I was called to serve as Associate Pastor at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church and School in Brighton, Michigan. I served as their Associate Pastor for 6 years at Shepherd of the Lakes.


On July 16, 2017 I was installed as the Senior Pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church. I am blessed with a loving wife and three children who attend Bethany Lutheran School.


I am excited to be at Bethany and look forward to growing together as we serve our Lord, Jesus Christ.