Bethel Staff

Meet the team

Aaron Lawrence

Lead Pastor
Pastor Aaron is our Lead Pastor. He provides direction, vision, and oversight for the church's ministry and works closely with other church leaders and staff to ensure the church is fulfilling its mission.

Garry Kipe

Legacy Pastor
Pastor Garry has served Bethel for the past 20 years with his wife Kelly. As our Legacy Pastor, he oversees the guest experience, missions, outreach and pastoral care.

Hannah Bard

Family Life Pastor
Pastor Hannah's goal in life is knowing Jesus and making Him known, especially in the lives of children and students. She believes that the best discipleship is done through relationship, and equipping others to live out their faith boldly. 

Abby Lawrence

Worship Leader
Abby is the Worship Leader at Bethel. She not only leads our church on Sunday mornings, but she also helps develop our youth worship band on Wednesday nights. 

Matt Oliphant

Media Director
Matt serves as the Media Director at Bethel and helps with the planning and design of the weekend service. He also has leadership oversight for media, marketing, and communications. His passion is to use media to help further the gospel.

Heather Defenderfer

Serving Bethel as the staff accountant, Heather assists Pastor Garry, the Deacon Team, and Bethel's Staff in maintaining fiscal responsibility and helps insure that Bethel is in compliance with government non-profit laws and regulations. Her passion is to see the church fulfill its biblical mission and vision by prayerfully making wise and thoughtful financial decisions.

Kayla Yeager

Administrative Assistant
As the  Administrative Assistant at Bethel, Kayla supports the ministerial staff and church office operations.  She also assists the staff in meeting the church’s short and long term goals.  She also loves graphic design and traveling.