Our Staff
 
The staff at Bethel is committed to loving Jesus and growing in their personal relationships with Him. We’re committed to serving God and others. We welcome your prayers as we daily live out our faith in our homes, community, and to the world.
 
Pastor Doug
Lead Pastor
 
Pastor Doug joined the team at Bethel in 2019.  He brings many years of full-time and bi-vocational ministry experience with him.  Pastor Doug graduated with a B.A. from Southeastern University in 1997 and a M.A. from Webster University in 2002.  Pastor Doug is a gifted teacher and communicator with a passion for people and the local church.  He and his wife Catherine live in Bradenton with their three children Adara, Carter, and Maxton.
 
 
Pastor Andrew
Campus Pastor
 
Pastor Andrew and his family began coming to Bethel even before they relocated from Tampa to Palmetto in 2015.  Drawn to Bethel’s heart for the lost and broken, his first ministry was pulling a wagon through the parking lot welcoming families and guests on Sunday mornings.  After several years serving in various capacities, most recently as an elder and as an officer on the missions team, he accepted the call to serve the Bethel Family as Campus Pastor.  Pastor Andrew received his bachelors degree and a masters in ministry leadership from Southeastern University, completing his thesis on the intersection of public theology, the church, and culture.  With a burden for the globally disenfranchised and forgotten in mind, he also completed a masters in government with a graduate certificate in Middle East studies from Regent University.  He and his wife Catie live in Palmetto with their daughter Kennedy and son Easton.  
 
 
Jill Carl
Director of Early Childhood
 
Jill Carl has been a part of the Bethel family since 1980. Through the years Jill (and her late husband Bob) have served in almost every ministry of the church.  If you were to ask Jill what she loves to do she would reply…”I love to serve.”  Jill’s tender heart and fun-loving spirit bring a wonderful balance to our earliest learners. Her love for our little ones and desire to encourage our families make our Preschool Park one of the best around.
 

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Valery Dierdorf
Ministry Assistant & Children’s Director
 
Valery Dierdorf has been a part of Bethel since 2018.  Valery has served previously in areas of music and children’s ministries.  She has also taught music at local schools and private lessons.  Valery has three adult sons and five grandchildren.  She desires to teach and help raise up the next generation.
 

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