Our Leadership at Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church
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Our Leadership

Our Leadership Team

  • The Bible has a message of hope that is relevant today
  • Our loving God came to earth in the person of Jesus Christ to restore humankind’s broken relationship with God Himself.
  • Jesus Christ rose from the dead and is alive today, active in the world through His Holy Spirit.
  • The Holy Spirit works in the lives of believers, helping us to live pure lives.
  • There is value in meeting together regularly for teaching, worship, equipping and encouragement.

Ministry Council / Board Of Directors

The purpose of the Ministry Council/Board of Directors is to prayerfully seek the well being of Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church by overseeing the spiritual direction and vision of our church. They also are responsible for setting and implementing policies. The term of office is 3 years.

Blake Martin – Chair
Term ending 2017

Weyburn Snider
Term ending 2018

Robert Braun – V-Chair
Term ending 2019

David Fowler
Term ending 2019

Marion Houlding – Secretary
Term ending 2017

Bill Kerr – Treasurer
Term ending 2018

Deacons Team

The Deacon’s Team exists for the purpose of supporting the Pastoral Team in their spiritual and congregational tasks. The term of office is 3 years.

Wendy Aitken
Term ending 2017

Term ending 2019

Richard Kinsman – Chair
Term ending 2018

Judy Golds
Term ending 2017

Toby Frey
Term ending 2018

Marjorie Ballard
Term ending 2019

Trustees Team

The Trustees Team cares for the real property of the church. The term of office is 3 years. The Trustees’ chair (presently an open position) provides leadership to the Trustees Team and has a term of office of 1 year.

Richard Brown
Term ending 2017

Matthew Rousom
Term ending 2017

Term ending 2018

Scott Fisher
Term ending 2018

Scott Aiken
Term ending 2019

Dan Steffler
Term Ending 2019

Other Teams and their Chairpersons

Finance Team

The Finance Team chair provides leadership to the Finance Team. The term of office is 1 year.
Chairperson – Roxanne Fisher – Term ending 2017
Other Members – Jerry Rutherford (2017), Edie Witzkie (2017), Bill Kerr – BOD Treasurer


Missions Mobilization Team

The Missions Mobilization Team is charged with the responsibility for overseeing all aspects of missions at Bethany. This includes missional activities both local and global in the Acts 1:8 paradigm: “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth’. The term of office is 2 years.
Chairperson – Mark Snider – Term ending 2017
Other MembersJim McDowell, Lois Dow, Marie Cressman, Colin Smith (all terms end 2016)


Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee is charged with the responsibility for overseeing the review of performance, salaries and benefits for all paid staff and lay pastors; and for the hiring of non-pastoral staff. They also provide a forum to handle grievances of paid staff or volunteers. The term of office is 3 years.
Chairperson – Lois Raats – Term ending 2017
Other MembersLaura Dick (2017)


Discernment Committee

The Discernment Committee is charged with the responsibility of preparing the names for affirmed and elected positions in leadership.

Members Nancy Lageer (2018), Alice Swing (2019), Ben Gusè (2017)


Abuse Prevention Committee

Co-chairpersons – Tabetha Rousom/Open
Other Members –


National Assembly Delegates for 2017

Roxanne Fisher (2017) and David Fowler (2017)

By-Law Officer – Open