Nels and his wife of 29 years, Annie, live in rural Weld County, Colorado.  Nels is a fifth generation native of Colorado, and Annie is a seventh generation Californian.  Nels attended Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC where he graduated with a BS in Accounting and Annie graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College with a BA in Education, and from Chambers College with a Masters in Counseling.  Nels and Annie have been members of Bethel since 2002.

Together Nels and Annie have eleven children:  Caleb, Annika, Abigail (deceased), Seth, Evangeline, Hans, Abel, Noah, Nels, Soren and Annemarie.  As a family they enjoy music and farming.

Favorite Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7: “for God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Favorite Quote: John 3:30: “He must increase, but I must decrease,” John the Baptist.

Favorite Books (outside of the Bible): Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand, Paul Tripp.

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