A Few More Faces

Michelle Franz

Hey! My name is Michelle Franz (but most students refer to me as Meesh) and I am the Finance and Ministry Teams Coordinator on campus.  This is my 3rd year serving in this capacity and 6th year on staff.    

When I’m not at FLBC I love to spend my time with family and friends, typically have a cup of coffee in my hand, and I love creativity – especially Floral Design.  I have been married to my husband Andrew for just about two years.  We live in Champlin, MN and have loved seeing how God works both in and through us as we serve Him together.     

Two months ago, our lives changed for the best as Andrew and I welcomed our beautiful baby girl, Caroline Grace into the world.  She gets all our attention as she learns and grows and we catch ourselves talking in “baby voices” on the daily.  We love her more than we can imagine and praise God for the gift of being her parents.   

I’m excited for what God has in store for this year at FLBC and look forward to coming alongside you as we walk through it together!    

Andrew Hanson

Hi! I’m Andrew Hanson, and I’m from Plymouth, MN. (…or so I’d likely say if I were introducing myself on a Gospel Team.) I serve as the Music Director of the Free Lutheran Schools. In my position I get to work with all the Choirs, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the Gospel Teams. I also coordinate Music Lessons, help with the chapel services, and am part of one academic class in the Spring Semester. 

On the music front, my primary instrument is piano, and I also play the clarinet. I’d consider my voice part a Baritone, although most choir directors put me as a Bass 2, and most voice teachers thought I’d end up a Tenor. I also serve as the music director at Grace Free Lutheran Church. This summer I’ve enjoyed accompanying my wife (a violinist) doing weekly front porch concerts for neighbors. 

 My two kids – Isaiah and Elisabeth love to come on tours whenever they can and to hang out with all of “daddy’s students”. Besides music and spending time with my family, I also love all things baseball, going for hikes, and working with numbers. 

We can’t wait to have you here on campus! 

Sarah Bierle

My name is Sarah Bierle and I’m so excited to have you on campus this fall! As the registrar, I am deeply immersed in the academic world here at the Free Lutheran Bible College as well as the seminary. I’m a great resource for you when you have questions about scheduling, credit transfers, Populi, and, well, just about anything academic related. My office is located in the library and I’d love to visit with you at any time!   

On a personal note, I’m married to Brad (who is the Director of Student Life) and we are blessed to be able to work together here at FLBC. In my former professional life, I was an Occupational Therapist, but also had the immense pleasure of being a stay at home mom for our three children. I love coffee and a good book and feel like I am missing an appendage if I don’t have a cup nearby.  

I’m excited to see how God leads you all in this next year…following Christ is the adventure of a lifetime and I’m so glad you’ve chosen FLBC a part of that journey! 


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