Who We Are
Senior Pastor | email@example.com
Mark is the Senior Pastor at Bethel Church and has been leading in that role since 2008. Mark and his wife Rhonda came from Jakarta, Indonesia where Mark was the Senior Pastor of Jakarta International Christian Fellowship. His wife Rhonda worked in the area of education. Mark and Rhonda met at Canadian Bible College (sometimes referred to as Canadian Bridal College lol!). Mark later earned his MTS (Masters In Theological Studies) from Bakke Graduate University. Mark and Rhonda have three grown children. Mark loves to lead, teach, build teams, and connect with people, but outside of the role of pastor he can be found cutting down trees, doing tons of yard work, being active in the gym, or just reading.
Family Ministries Pastor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie joined the Bethel team as the Family Ministries Pastor in 2009. She is passionate about using her creativity to help kids and their families grow closer to Jesus and closer to each other. She loves to have fun, and her husband Rob always keeps her laughing. Together they have 2 beautiful daughters and she is known to flash pictures of her adorable grandson if you sound even remotely interested. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, reading and beating Rob at Scrabble!
Youth Pastor | email@example.com
Connor joined the Bethel team in September 2020!
Office Assistant | firstname.lastname@example.org
Keri started at Bethel in September 2017, but has been worshipping and serving here since 2007. Before Keri joined the Bethel staff she worked for over 10 years at a local hotel & conference centre, so she brings a lot of hospitality and organizational experience to the table! If you call the church, you’ll be greeted by Keri’s friendly voice (…but maybe wait until after her first cup of coffee). Or if you stop by for a visit, you’ll generally find her upstairs in church office Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 4pm, and she can also be seen running around behind the scenes on Sunday mornings. Keri loves cooking, reading recipes and just generally talking about food, and it is a known fact that she has the best (and healthiest) lunches of everyone on staff!
Church Administrator | email@example.com
Carmen is a French Canadian by birth, from the Ottawa area, and moved to Kingston in 1996 when her soldier-husband Mike was posted here. They have been here ever since, and hope to retire in Kingston as well. Carmen’s background is Law (although she graduated waaaaaay back in 1993, and never practiced, in case you’re tempted to ask her for free legal advice – you’ll get what you pay for!). Carmen has been working for the church since 2006, first as the church’s Secretary, and now as the Administrator. Her job is to make sure Bethel's administrative framework runs smoothly so that our pastoral colleagues are free to minister. In her spare time, Carmen loves being active (soccer is a particular sports obsession, although she does love sports in general), and she's also an avid postage stamp collector (GIVE HER YOUR OLD STAMPS! 🙂 and cross-stitcher (a.k.a “how-to-keep-your-hands-busy-so-you-don’t-eat-in-front-of-the-tv” 🙂 Mike and Carmen don’t have children, but their house is nonetheless maintained for the total comfort and convenience of their three (male) cats: Timmy, Pinball and Isosceles.
Building Superintendent | firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve isn’t new to Kingston, having been born and raised a short distance away in Sunbury. He came aboard as Bethel’s Building Superintendent in 2010 after graduating from our Bethel House program, where he also now volunteers as the Bethel House Manager. Steve has four grown children and 7 grandchildren ranging in age from newborn to 15 years of age. In his spare time, he loves to do service work and play with his grandkids.