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  • Hilda Buisman

    < Back Executive Administrator Hilda Buisman Hilda has been a member of Bethel Community Church since moving to Edmonton in 1985. She has worked as a trainer, manager, and director in the past. Her most recent position was Director of Admissions at The King’s University. She is married to John Buisman. Her retirement activity includes the volunteer work as Executive Administrator at Bethel. Administrator@discoverbethel.com (780) 476-3762

  • Lisa Vander Heide

    < Back Worship Ministry Director Lisa Vander Heide 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. Lisa is passionate about worship, organization, and ultimately helping to create a space where people can comfortably worship God. Lisa has been married to Dave for 17 years and has 4 children and one daughter-in-law. She enjoys camping, gardening, music, and playing guitar. Lisa@discoverbethel.com (780) 476-3762

  • Lent

    Lent A King in God's Place < Back The Season of Lent, our journey with Jesus to Easter, begins with a day centred on ashes. The dust reminds us of our need for God – while we are not enough, Jesus offers us everything we need. We reflect and remember who he is, renewing our desire to follow him in all aspects of life. We have two devontionals that we want to share with you for Lent LE23_Issue .pdf Download PDF • 6.76MB Lenten_Journal_2023 .pdf Download PDF • 1.14MB

  • Women's Ministry | Bethel Community CRC

    Women's Ministry No events at the moment Oasis Are you a woman that needs to be Renewed or Refreshed by God? Do you want to know who God created you to be? Join OASIS. Though we normally meeting on Wednesday mornings, we've re-envisioned how we can gather together and support each other as we discover who God calls to be. If you would like more information, contact Laurie Veenstra at (780) 691-1555 by phone or text.

  • 40 Days of Belonging | Bethel Community CRC

    40 Days of Belonging This Spring we want to ask an important question as a church: What does it mean to belong to Bethel? We will be reflecting on our key values which shapes who God has called us to become as a church family and a “house of the Lord” (which is what Bethel means). If this is the kind of house we’re supposed to be, we want to re-affirm what this means for every person at Bethel. We want this conversation in our church to flow through everything we do. Every week we will send out resources and discussion guides for each value. Every Sunday we will focus on another value that draws us together as a family through our sermon series, House of Belonging. We’d love for you to journey with us as we say together as members of one body: You belong here. How Do I Get Involved? Sign up for a discussion group here Engage and reflect in your regular community group or small group. Weekly Discussion Guides New discussion guides here every week. ​ ​ (Session 1) Life Together - House of Belonging - Discussion Guide (Session 2) Reaching Out - House of Belonging - Discussion Guide (Session 3) A Family of All Nations - House of Belonging - Discussion Guide (Session 4) A Family of All Generations - House of Belonging - Discussion Guide (Session 5) Everyday Discipleship - House of Belonging - Discussion Guide

  • Cathy Ferchau

    < Back Pastor of Outreach and Missions Cathy Ferchau Pastor Cathy has been a part of Bethel for almost twenty years, originally becoming connected through Dove Taekwondo. She and her husband Garry are parents to Annaliese, Katie, and Isabella. Cathy is passionate about prayer, building relationships, and pointing others to Jesus. Outside of work and ministry, her favourite activities include spending time with family and friends, listening to music (and maybe singing along), watching sports, and being in nature with her dog. Cathy holds an M.Div. degree from Kairos University (Sioux Falls, SD)/Taylor Seminary (Edmonton, AB). She is a bi-vocational Pastor who also works as an American Sign Language (ASL)-English Interpreter, a profession she has enjoyed for more than twenty-three years. Cathy@discoverbethel.com (780) 476-3762

  • Our Beliefs | Bethel Community CRC

    Acerca de Our Beliefs We believe that there is one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:16, 28:19; John 1:1-3, 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 13:14 We believe that humans bear the image of God; yet, they are corrupted by sin—by both the sinful nature with which they are born and the ongoing sins they commit. Ephesians 2:1-3, 4:22; Titus 3:3 ​ We believe that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. ​Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22 ​ We believe that He died an atoning death on the cross for the forgiveness of sins. Romans 3:25; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 10:14; 1 John 2:2, 4:10 ​ We believe that He rose bodily from the grave. Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:16-20; 1 Peter 1:3-5 ​ We believe that He has ascended to the right hand of God where he rules the world as our Lord and high priest. Matthew 28:18; Acts 1:9-11; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3, 4:14-16 We believe that Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead. Acts 10:42; Acts 17:31 We believe in the resurrection of the body which is a resurrection to eternal life for those who receive God’s offer of salvation in Christ and a resurrection to eternal condemnation for those who refuse it. Matthew 25:1-13; Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 2:12-16; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone. Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:10-11; Ephesians 2:8-9 ​ We believe that salvation is through Jesus Christ alone. John 14:6; Acts 4:12 We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling Christians are enabled to live a godly life . John 3:5-6; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:11-12 ​ We believe that all who have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ are spiritually united as members of His body, the Church. John 10:14-16; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:1-6 We believe that the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and the only rule for faith and life. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21

  • Liberia

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  • Bethel Leadership

    Bethel Leadership Staff, Elders, & Deacons Staff Cathy Ferchau Pastor of Outreach and Missions Pastor Cathy has been a part of Bethel for almost twenty years, originally becoming connected through Dove Taekwondo. Cathy is passionate about prayer, building relationships, and pointing others to Jesus. Read More Hilda Buisman Executive Administrator Hilda has been a member of Bethel Community Church since moving to Edmonton in 1985. She has worked as a trainer, manager, and director in the past. Read More 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. Read More 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. Read More Zach Rayment Youth Director Zach became a part of the Bethel community in 2024, taking up the youth director role. Prior to coming to Bethel, He was the director of Pioneer Bible Camp near Smoky Lake Alberta. Read More 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. Read More 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. Read More 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. Read More Tara Kilkenny Administrative Assistant Tara is the Administrative Assistant at Bethel Community Church. She has been part of Bethel for many years and is excited to share this role with Laurie. Read More 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. Read More Kaitlyn Verveda Summer Children's Intern Kaitlyn Verveda is serving as our Children’s Ministry Intern. Kaitlyn has attended Bethel her whole life and has volunteered at Bethel in the children’s ministry for many years. Read More 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. Read More Wendy Werkman Pastor of Congregational Care and Discipleship Wendy has been a member of Bethel since 2003. She has a diversified work experience and brings that experience to Bethel Community Church in the Administrator position since August 2011. Wendy went back to school to pursue an MDiv from Kairos University Read More Council Governing Elders, Shepherding Elders, & Deacons Governing Elders Ivan Mast - Chair Ed Dening - Vice Chair ​Brad Veenstra - Clerk John Buisman Arnold Groot Helena Myschuk ​Dan Wildeboer Shepherding Elders Kevin Magnes - Chair Mary Rietveld Bethany Mast Diana Mast Jare Osho Ashley Patton Peter Rietveld Jeannie Visser Deacons Michael Werkman - Chair Hannah Moerman - Vice Chair Marjean Verseveldt - Secretary Doug Barr - Treasurer Fred Abma Kevin Veenstra Shirley Velsink Carolyn Wallish Do you have any questions, concerns, or comments? You can contact our Governing Elders, Shepherding Elders, or Deacons directly by the email address shown below. ​ Governing Elders - governingelders@discoverbethel.com ​ Shepherding Elders - ShepherdingElders@discoverbethel.com ​ Deacons - Deacons@discoverbethel.com

  • Cindy Harris

    < Back Support Services Cindy Harris 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. Since then she has been involved in various volunteer positions at Bethel and continues to learn and grow in Christ. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and hanging out with friends. Cindy is blessed to be an important part of Bethel's team. ​ (780) 476-3762

  • El Salvador

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  • Jason Wisselink

    < Back Media Ministry Director Jason Wisselink 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. He joined the Bethel staff in late 2021. Jason is enthusiastic about serving the church in live production, graphic design, and working with technology. When not at Bethel, Jason loves kayaking, backpacking, and spending time with his chickens. Jason@discoverbethel.com (780) 476-3762

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