Meet the team

Garry Kipe

Lead Pastor
Pastor Garry serves as the Lead Pastor at Bethel. He is passionate about leading by example and giving the vision and direction to the church. He is an encourager and equipper. He's passionate about helping people become greater leaders and communicating the gospel of Jesus!

Aaron Lawrence

Associate/Youth Pastor
Pastor Aaron is the Associate/Youth Pastor at Bethel. His role also includes oversight of Small Groups, Missions, Ushers, and Greeters. He loves preaching, planning community events, resourcing others, and encouraging students in their faith.

Niki Kauffman

Worship Leader
Niki is the Music Director at Bethel. She loves to worship the Lord through music, and has a strong desire to mentor, equip, develop, and empower others to do the same. She assists the team in creating services for both Sundays and Wednesdays that will allow generations to experience the power and presence of the Lord.

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.