Bethlehem Leadership Team

The core leadership for Bethlehem is comprised of volunteers who are elected by the congregation. Here are the current leaders and the roles they fill.

  • Ryan Metko,  Church President

    Bethlehem exists to share timeless truth in a timely way. The Church President runs all the congregational meetings that evaluate and plan out the ways we accomplish that mission.

  • Martin Guldberg, Financial Secretary

    There are hundreds of people who support Bethlehem's mission through financial support. The Financial Secretary is responsible for making sure those donations are accounted for and appropriately directed.

  • Josh Jaeger, Secretary

    The leadership team spends hours of time each month discussing better ways to carry out our mission and vision as a church. The Secretary's role is to record a summary of all meetings.

  • Mark Krinhop, Discipleship

    Bethlehem is a church of small groups because we believe that spiritual growth best happens in the context of authentic Christian community. The Discipleship position assists in the training and encouragement of group leaders.

  • lee klammer, education

    A core value that drives Bethlehem is "spiritual growth." The Education position tracks attendance patterns and other data in order to offer ideas and encouragment for engaging more people with timeless truth.

  • Matt kudek, Evangelism

    A core value that drives Bethlehem is "outward focus." The role of our Evangelism position is to create and promote ways for our ministry to make an impact on the community around us.

  • mark schultz, building & grounds

    We are a church that strives to make first time guests feel like they are at home. The Building & Grounds position is all about creating an environment where every detail communicates how important people are.

  • glenn will, Treasurer

    Not only does Bethlehem have various internal financial obligations to manage, but we also support other ministries and non-profits every month. The Treasurer disperses funds to keep our ministry and others moving forward.

BETHLEHEM CORE VALUES

VALUE 1: JESUS-CENTERED

Jesus is at the heart and core of everything we do. It's only in him that we have real peace, hope, and purpose. It is with him that we can be fearless and confident in our individual lives and as a church. We are a church that leads people to Jesus.



VALUE 2: BIBLICAL AUTHORITY

The Bible is God's truth without error. It is the means by which we grow and are strengthened in faith. Through it, the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and reveals God's grace. Regular time in the Bible will strengthen a person's faith in God and a greater understanding of their purpose in the world.



VALUE 3: SPIRITUAL GROWTH

While there are highs and lows in everyone's faith life, we should be regularly growing in our faith and relationship with Jesus. A growing faith life begins with a deepening understanding of Jesus' love and shows itself in words and actions that are consistent with God's direction.



VALUE 4: AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

Christians are blessed when they do life with other Christians. Authentic Christian community provides spiritual encouragement, accountability, and care. This happens when Christians are regularly gathering together in small groups and serving together.



VALUE 5: RELEVANT

God's truth is timeless. Our practices should be timely. We seek to use forms, ministries, and practices that apply to the people, expectations, and audience of today.



VALUE 6: OUTWARD FOCUS

We are committed to reaching people that other churches are not reaching. We are more concerned about the salvation of those who don't believe, than satisfying our own personal preferences. And so, like Jesus, we put the needs of the lost or wandering before our own.



VALUE 7: GENEROSITY

Jesus sacrificed everything to give us everything. In response, we love to give back to God in a way that impacts other people. We honor Jesus and love other people when we generously and cheerfully give of our time, ability, and resources.