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Cheri Bayer 

Custodian, Carrie Abke

Carrie has a heart of gold that seeks after God. A longtime member, she stepped into the position in August, 2020, and works to keep the house of God clean and ready to welcome all. She brings a real joy to her position and infects everyone in the building with her smile. She lives with her parents and best friend Jaxon.   

Director, Board of Stewardship

Musician, Darwood Sundermann

​Darwood provides organ and piano accompaniment for all but our contemporary worship. A graduate of Concordia College/Ann Arbor Music program, Darwood taught music for a number of years and served as organist and choir director at a number of churches. He has two grown daughters. 

Karen Miller


Chris Ambrozy

Kim McKendrick


Ruth Brady

PPC Secretary

Director, Board of Outreach

Patty Blashill, Carmen Dereere

Director, Board of Youth

Klaus Doll

Phil Thomas


Ray Blashill

Bookkeeper, Kim Heaton 

Kim came to our staff in 2018 working PT in our office. She receives donations, provides reports for Lay Leaders and over sees our financial accounts. She also is the bookkeeper at First Presbyterian in Mt Clemens. She and husband Dan have three grown children. 

Director, Board of Worship

Executive Director

Director, Board of Church Properties

Director, Board of Member Care

Asst. Executive Director

Praise Team Leader, Mary Doll

Mary  grew up at Bethel and has been part of our praise band since we first began contemporary worship in 1991.  As leader she coordinates our worship services and continues to keep our praise filled with popular Christian songs focusing on Christ's gift of grace to us. She and her husband Klaus have two grown children. 

Pastor ____________

Marlene celebrates 29 years serving Bethel Bethel and the community. She began serving in our office as a part-time working typing the bulletin. Since then, her responsibilities have grown and she has met the challenges. Currently, along with running the office, she oversees our Food Pantry, our Holiday Food Baskets and Gift giving and coordinates a number of projects through the congregation. She and her husband, Barry, have two grown sons. 

Director, Board of Christian Education

Office Administrator, Marlene Pitters