Glen Arbor, MI

Worship Services:
9:30am Sunday

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Glen Arbor, Michigan

Contact Bethlehem Lutheran Church:
6012 South Lake Street
PO Box 353
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
(231) 334-4180


Our Interim Pastors

Vicar Daniel Dockery
Pastor Daniel L. Dockery

Pastor Dan is a Traverse City native with roots in Leelanau County dating back to the 1880s. Pastor Dan is a graduate of the Concordia Lutheran University System graduating from both the Ann Arbor and Chicago campuses. Later in his life, he attended Concordia Theological Seminary -- Fort Wayne and is continuing his education at the seminary.

As a Commissioned Minister, he first served as teacher and principal in the Midland area. After earning his MSW from MSU, Pastor Dan served the greater community as the director of a human service agency and was involved in medical and psychiatric social work practice and administration.

Dan also served as a clinical instructor in psychiatry for MSU’s College of Medicine’s Traverse City Residency Program. During that time, he continued to serve the church at large by filling many vacant pulpits including Bethlehem’s.

In 1994, Pastor Dan returned to full time church work and served as teacher and principal of Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Traverse City. In 2012 he began to assist with Bethlehem’s vacancy, attended seminary, and was ordained and installed as Bethlehem’s pastor in October, 2016.

Dan and his wife, Lois, reside in Traverse City and enjoy travel, history, and gardening.