Get to know our team

Matt Vandersteen

Lead Pastor

Pastor Matt and Alli Vandersteen are passionate about helping people come to Jesus and to keep taking steps in their relationship with Him. Pastor Matt graduated from Evangel University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Pastor Matt and Alli are highly relational and lead from that place. They love building teams, living and serving alongside others, and not letting anyone do ministry alone.  They want to help the body of Christ believe in and chase God-size dreams together: dreams only God can get the glory for!

Amanda Mauricio

Executive Pastor

Pastor Amanda oversees executive operations at Bethany. 

Meghan Monte

Worship & Communications Pastor

Pastor Meghan oversees worship through the arts and music at Bethany. She has a B.A. in Ministry Leadership and an M.A. in Practical Theology. She also trained for two years at Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia. She is passionate about guiding people through encounters with God that transform them inwardly and outwardly.

Mark Monte

Community Life Pastor

Pastor Mark oversees production and discipleship at Bethany. He has a B.A. in Ministry Leadership and an M.A. in Practical Theology. His passion is to help people know God more fully and develop a deep and authentic relationship with him. He plays and writes music in his spare time, and he loves gardening

Bryce Johnson

Youth Pastor, Next Gen Ministries

Pastor Bryce oversees student ministry at Bethany (6th-12th grade). He loves his wife Anna most of all, but also specialty coffee, sports, DIY projects, and his dog Winston. Bryce is passionate about seeing students make friends, find mentors, live on mission, and have encounters with Jesus. He believes this will cultivate a lasting faith in Jesus for students that goes beyond high school.

Tim Henley

Kids Pastor, Next Gen Ministries

Pastor Tim oversees Bethany Kids preschool and elementary ministry with many years of service supporting church and nonprofit communities. With experience in various aspects of ministry work Pastor Tim is passionate about intergenerational family and missions ministry. He and his wife, Shelly, enjoy restoring their 1870s farmhouse in Clayton, MI.

Sarah Frederick-Reed

Office Manager

Sarah oversees office operations at Bethany. She is kind hearted and passionate about the lost becoming found in Christ and belonging to a community! Her and her husband Brandon have two children, Madelyn and Max. They enjoy the outdoors, smoking meat, the Adrian Maples, and family game nights.

Jessica Stark

Bethany Kids Learning Center Director

Jessica is the Director of Bethany Kids Learning Center. She has a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Development with a minor in Psychology. She has a heart for quality care and education for children. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. 

Eric Marine

Next Steps Pastor

Pastor Eric leads our Next Steps and Outreach ministries. He loves to see non believers, new believers, and members grow in their faith.  Care is an essential part of his ministry and heart. Pastor Eric has been credentialed with the Assemblies of God since 2001.  He and His wife Darlene have 3 kids.  Outside of church you will likely catch Eric at his kids events, spending time with people or riding his motorcycle.   

Ron Sparks

Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Ron is a long time partner & Staff Pastor at Bethany Assembly. His wife Gin, two adult kids, their spouses and five grandkids are his pride and joy. Pastor Ron oversees our Senior Adult ministry, benevolence, & pastoral care. His heart beat is to assist people in taking steps closer to Jesus & in their pursuit
of God. He loves to ride his Harley while worshipping Jesus.