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Key Volunteer Leaders

Sophia leads the governing body of the church, known as the Church Council.  She helps all the various ministries and players to work effectively together.  She is also chair of Outreach and Hospitality Team, where her dream is to have a place for all people to call HOME.  Sophia and her husband Scott are more recent transplants; the people at Bethel were so warm, real, and enthusiastic when they visited that they decided to stay!  In her spare time, Sophia loves to kayak, garden, and grow grapes in order to make her own red wine. If you would like to find out more about the church structure or outreach activities at Bethel, feel free to contact her at the email below. 

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Steve Pinney

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Dave Feerhusen

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Sophia Mahowald

Church Council Chair & Outreach and Hospitality

The finances of the church are in great hands, thanks to people like Steve.  As the church Treasurer, Steve watches over the outgoing expenses of the church, while others care for the incoming side.  Steve has 34 years of experience as an executive manager for Cargill and Mosaic, before retiring for good in 2014.  Along with his astute business sense, Steve can talk farming, carpentry, and maple syrup making with you!  Let him know if you have any questions in regards to how Bethel uses the gifts you give for God's work.

Dave is an active leader at Bethel, chairing the team which cares for the personnel matters of the church.  This group does not supervise any of the staff, but they do assist in policy-setting and direction.  Dave will gladly tell you all about his adorable grandchildren and show you pictures of each!  He is also the one to ask questions of in case you are new to the area, as he is an active real estate agent and knows much about the community.  If for any reason you would like to reach out to Dave, you may do so through his email below. 

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