Rev. Philip Somsen (1978-1983)
Rev. Somsen, a graduate of Western Seminary, came to Leota Bethel in June 1978.
During his pastorate the narthex addition was completed. New pews, ceiling in the sanctuary, and carpet were installed.
The R.C.Y.F. attended the first Rocky Mountain High at Colorado in 1978.
Consistory was enlarged to 12.
Pastor and Evy Somsen are the parents of three girls, Alissa, Leah, and Coby. They left for Sacamento, California in the fall of 1983.
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