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Pastor Nick Van Beek

Pastor of Worship and Discipleship

Pastor Nick has been with Bethel since 2012. He and his wife, Carrie, have two daughters named Madelyn and Lillian. He enjoys biking, traveling, and home brewing.

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Dr. Cal Aardsma

Pastor of Administriation

Pastor Cal has been part of Bethel since 2006. He and his wife Sandy have 4 children and six grandchildren. He enjoys travel, sports and family.

Why I like Bethel? Bethel's commitment to service (such as the Ugandan Orphange, Black Oak Community Development, Tornado Service Trip, and Prison Ministries)

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Rev. Herm Schutt

Minister of Pastoral Care

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Sarah Vanderaa

Director of Youth Ministries

Sarah has been with Bethel since 2007. She is originally from Minnesota and a graduate of Dordt College. She appreciates good literature, enjoys writing and anything dark chocolate.

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Debbie Ohm

Director of Children's Ministries

Debbie Ohm has been a member of Bethel since 1998 and on staff since 2012. She has a husband named Ryan and 3 children named Austin, Kate and Allison. She enjoys camping, traveling and photography.

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Judi Byma

Worship Coordinator

Judi Byma has been involved in the music and worship of Bethel since 1992, with a 3 year break from 2000 to 2004. She is married to Bill and together they have a daughter, Hannah, and 2 sons, Ben who is married to Heather, and Jake. She loves to sing and play piano.

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Phyllis Friesema

Administrative Assistant

Phyllis joined the staff in June of 1999. She and her husband Al were married for 40 years before he passed away in 2010. She has 3 sons, Scott, Jamie & Dale (Scott and Dale are in Heaven with his dad) and several grandchildren. She enjoys reading, traveling and baking.

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Lois Fennema

Administrative Assistant

Lois is a long-time member of Bethel and joined the staff in 2008. She is married to Jeff and they have 3 adult children. Lois enjoys traveling, sports, bike riding, walking, cooking, baking and kids of all ages.

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Tim Groenewold


Tim has been serving as the comptroller at Bethel since 2009. He and his wife Kim and children Sydney and Tyler reside in Dyer, Indiana. Tim owns a small business and loves to spend time with his family.

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Dave Schurman

Head Custodian

Dave has been with Bethel since the fall of 2011. He and his wife Janice have 2 children, Katelynn and Joshua. He enjoys camping, hiking, and volunteers for the Humane Society.

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Arie Van Ek

Assistant Custodian

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