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 Worship
Asst. Executive Director
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.
Director, Board of Outreach
Director, Board of Youth
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.
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.
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.
Director, Board of Christian Education
Director, Board of Church Properties
Office Administrator, Marlene Pitters
Director, Board of Member Care
Patty Blashill, Carmen Dereere