Leadership

Doug Dierdorf
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.
Email: PastorDoug@TheBethelFamily.com

Jill Carl
Early Childhood Director

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
Email: Jill@TheBethelFamily.com

Isaiah Franklin
MVMNT Youth Ministry Director

Isaiah and his wife Taylor joined the team here at Bethel in 2019.  With previous experience in youth ministry, Isaiah brings a fresh style and a Biblically grounded approach to all areas of the ministry at MVMNT (movement) Youth.  He has a passion for people and especially the next generation.  His personal walk with the Lord and life journey gives him an amazing perspective and unique ability to speak in to the lives of middle and high school students
Email: Isaiah@TheBethelFamily.com

Valery Dierdorf
Ministry Assistant

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.
Email: Valery@TheBethelFamily.com

Andrew Siep
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 a deacon 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.
Email: PastorAndrew@TheBethelFamily.com

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Jacob Lopez
Worship Leader

Jacob serves as the worship leader for our Sunday morning gatherings as well as provides oversight to all aspects of worship on the Bethel campus.  With a true heart of worship, Jacob knows that leading us into the presence of God is his number one goal...the music is simply an avenue to get there.  Being led by the Spirit of God is the cry of his heart.  He is only able to do this because of the support of his wife Brianna. They also have three amazing girls!
Email:Jacob@TheBethelFamily.com

Scott Dierdorf
Childrens Pastor

Scott, Cara and their two boys joined the team at Bethel in 2020.  In the past, Scott has served as a Children’s Pastor and his passion for this generation is evident.  If you spend any time talking to him you will know his goal is to see kids come to a saving knowledge of Christ…not only for their eternal salvation…but so they can avoid the pitfalls that many of us have dealt with.  He believes (and we agree) that church should be an exciting place where God is made known and friendships are built.  Oh….and we should have FUN doing it!
Email: PastorScott@TheBethelFamily.com