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Bethel Leadership

Staff, Elders, & Deacons

Staff

Cris Harper

Cris Harper

Lead Pastor

Pastor Cris joined Bethel Community Church in February of 2020. He is married to Christy and has two young children, Ruth and Gabe.

Lisa Vander Heide

Lisa Vander Heide

Worship Ministry Director

Lisa has been attending Bethel for 42 years. She has been involved over the years as the coordinator of Oasis, volunteer for children’s ministry, and volunteer for summer camps.

Hilda Buisman

Hilda Buisman

Executive Administrator

Laurie Veenstra

Laurie Veenstra

Administrative Assistant

Laurie is the Administrative Assistant here at Bethel Community Church. She has been part of Bethel for most of her life and is excited to serve in this new role.

Wendy Werkman

Wendy Werkman

Congregational Care and Discipleship Pastor

Wendy has been a member of Bethel since 2003. She has a diversified work experience, and has brought that experience to Bethel Community Church in the Administrator position since August 2011.

Jason Wisselink

Jason Wisselink

Media Ministry Director

Jason has been part of the community at Bethel for over ten years and has been volunteering with the technical team for the past 4 years.

Cindy Harris

Cindy Harris

Support Services

Cindy is originally from Ontario and has lived in Edmonton since 1999. Through Bethel, she became a Christian in 2008 and was baptized in 2009.

Selikke Duthler

Selikke Duthler

Children's Ministry Director

Selikke has been attending Bethel for most of her life and started volunteering in the Children’s ministry in her early teens. She joined the Bethel staff in 2021.

Melanie Wright

Melanie Wright

Youth Pastor

Pastor Melanie has been attending Bethel since 2012. She is married to Nate and has a daughter. Melanie is passionate about encouraging young people to enthusiastically pursue a relationship with God and connecting those young people with all generations of the church family.

Sara Leenheer

Sara Leenheer

Accounting Technician

Sara is a member of Inglewood CRC and has been part of the Bethel staff since 2012. She graduated from Trinity Western University in 1993 with a B.A in Business Administration.

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Council

Governing Elders,  Shepherding Elders, & Deacons

Governing Elders

Helena Myschuk - Chair
Mike Huisman - Vice Chair
​Brad Veenstra - Clerk
Ed Dubbeldam
Ivan Mast
Joanne Rozendaal
​Dan Wildeboer

Shepherding Elders

Mary Rietveld - Chair
Richard Vriend - Secretary
Tara Kilkenny
Bethany Mast
Diana Mast
Hilary Warnock

Deacons

Michael Werkman - Chair
Jordan Stellingwerff - Vice Chair
Linda Bird - Treasurer
Fred Abma
Hannah Moerman
Ritta Vandermeulen
Kevin Veenstra
Shirley Velsink
Marjean Verseveldt
Carolyn Wallish