Leadership

Pastors

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Dr. Ritch Boerckel

Teaching & Discipleship Pastor, Elder

Pastor Ritch has been ministering at Bethany since 1993. His previous training includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Training from Moody Bible Institute, a Masters of Theology degree in Bible Exposition from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Pastor Ritch and his wife Kimberly have three grown sons that are each married: Alexander (Kiera), Daniel (Elizabeth), and Jackson (Taylor).

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Josh Beakley

Teaching & Care Pastor, Elder

Josh has served Bethany since 2013. He spent his childhood in a variety of locations, from Michigan, Illinois, California, and even South Africa. He graduated from the Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California, with a degree in Business, and then continued on through The Master’s Seminary, where he completed his Masters of Divinity in 2013.

Josh has been married to his wife Janea since 2012, and they have three children: Jade, Jude, and Julietta.

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Bob Castle

Staff Oversight Pastor, Elder

Bob began attending Bethany in March of 1999, and has served as an elder since 2012. In February of 2018, after 30 years with Caterpillar Inc., Bob transitioned onto the staff team at Bethany where he oversees a wide variety of ministry areas across all ages and stages of life in the church.

He is married to Markie, and they have three sons; Shane (Christy), Brent (Kristin), and Spencer (Emily). Bob and Markie have six grandsons and a granddaughter as well.

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Lyall Sutton

Older Adults Pastor

Pastor Lyall has been ministering at Bethany since 1988. His previous training includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion and Pastoral Studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. Lyall and his wife Sheila have two children, Megan and Ben (married to Hannah) and three grandchildren.

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Isaac Downing

Praise & Music Pastor, Elder

Isaac has ministered at Bethany since 2015, initially as the Director of Communications and Media before transitioning to lead the Music and Praise ministry in 2019. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln Christian University and is in the process of completing a Master of Theological Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Isaac has been married to his wife Rachel since 2003, and they have four children: Ethan, Malachi, Harper, and Hadley.

Elders

Steve Weaver

Elder

Marty Roth

Elder

Marshall Schrader

Elder-in-development

Kyle Scholl

Elder

Josh Moon

Elder

Josh Beakley

Teaching & Care Pastor, Elder

Jon Baumann

Elder Chairman

Joe Bobchik

Elder

Isaac Downing

Praise & Music Pastor, Elder

Eric Andris

Elder

Dr. Ritch Boerckel

Teaching & Discipleship Pastor, Elder

Dan Wilton

Elder

Cal Benedict

Elder

Bob Castle

Staff Oversight Pastor, Elder

Billy Schick

Elder

Deacons

Vince Warner

Deacon

Tyler Collins

Media & Communications Director, Deacon-in-Development

Steve Hornbrook

Deacon

Mike Peterson

Deacon-in-Development

Mark Ellison

Deacon

Justin Bailey

Deacon

Josh Elliott

Deacon in Development

John Zimmerman

Deacon-in-Development

John Myatt

Deacon

Joe Burke

Deacon

Jeff Brush

Deacon-in-Development

Jason Barley

Deacon

Doug Hamilton

Deacon

Denny Reed

Deacon

Dan Hoerr

Deacon

Craig Habeger

Deacon

Bryce Mack

Deacon-in-Development

Brian Stone

Deacon

Brian DeBacker

Deacon

Deaconesses

Amy Park

Deaconess-in-Development

Anna Sceggel

Deaconess-in-Development

Cindy Winkler

Deaconess-in-Development

Dede Warner

Deaconess

Dianna Fouts

Office Manager, Deaconess

Dorothy Magnuson

Deaconess-in-Development

Erica Ogden

Deaconess-in-Development

Genae Andris

Deaconess

Jackie Fricke

Deaconess-in-Development

Jan Reed

Deaconess-in-Development

Jane Scholl

Deaconess

Jeanette Akright

Deaconess

Jen Weers

Deaconess

Jill Hamilton

Deaconess-in-Development

Joy Baumann

Deaconess

Joy Unseth

Deaconess

Julie Roth

Deaconess

Kim Benedict

Deaconess

Kristi DeBacker

Deaconess

Megan Kieser

Deaconess-in-Development

Nicole Habeger

Deaconess-in-Development

Nicole Pepper

Deaconess-in-Development

Sarah Barley

Deaconess-in-Development

Shelley Weaver

Deaconess

Shelli Hoerr

Deaconess

Tiffany Waller

Deaconess-in-Development

Tina Myatt

Deaconess-in-Development

Ministry & Support Staff

Eric Schick

Middle School Ministry Intern

Audrey Schrepfer

Custodian

Kyler Bell

High School Minister

Dianna Fouts

Office Manager, Deaconess

Joan Kelch

Teaching & Care Administrative Assistant

Abby Pfeiffer

Adult Ministry Administrative Assistant

Katie Altorfer

Events Coordinator

Kerri Schellenberg

Children's Ministry Administrative Assistant

Jacob Tourtillott

Care Director

Daniel Sheaffer

Children & Family Minister

Jimmy Houck

Outreach Minister

Renee Corder

Receptionist

Jason Schrepfer

Facilities Manager

Helen Barngrover

Global Outreach Coordinator

Steve Shultz

Custodian

Erik Peterson

Technology Director

Michelle Doty

Student Ministries Administrative Assistant

Tyler Collins

Media & Communications Director, Deacon-in-Development