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Office Manager & Wedding Coord.
Barbie Harrison
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Barbie has been attending Bethany since 1990 and joined the staff as Office Manager in 2001. Main areas of responsibility include: Maintains working knowledge of all church staff, their ministries of responsibility and duties, Maintains church calendar – scheduling of all events to be held on campus, coordinates with facilities staff in area of event management, Supervises paid and volunteer receptionists and office volunteers, Point of contact for information and questions regarding Bethany UMC. If she doesn’t know the answer, she will find out. Barbie has three adult children and two grandchildren. She enjoys the outdoors, travelling, dancing and reading, and spending time with family.
 
 
Facilities Specialist
BJ Allen
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Morning Receptionist
Carolyn Bawcom
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 221
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Director Connections Ministries
Cecilia Barrentine
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 231
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Cecilia Barrentine has been in a leadership role on the staff of Bethany United Methodist Church since December 1997. Currently she serves as the Director of Connections Ministries as well as the primary staff contact for the Primetimers/ Older Adult Ministries. As Director of Connections Ministries, she works with the Connections Ministries team, offering support in a number of roles. She co-facilitates the “My Gifts and Passions workshop” four times a year along with lay facilitators; she serves Sundays in the Connection Corner as one of Bethany’s Connection Consultants; she oversees, along with the Connections Ministries Team Leader, the ministries teams outreach to new members in the Connection Celebration, implementing the use of Ministry connectors and serving opportunity follow up. Her team is responsible for establishing and implementing a church-wide service commitment plan, inviting the whole church into renewing their membership vows to uphold the church with their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. She leads the Sunday morning Welcome Orientation class twice a month and offers leadership support at Connection Celebrations throughout the year. Connections Ministries will launch in Fall 2017 a new one hour Sunday morning workshop designed to reveal to people how God has equipped them and called them to serve – “Jump Start to Serving”. Cecilia will facilitate this workshop two times a month. For more than 18 years, Cecilia has been the primary staff contact for the Primetimers/ Older Adult Ministries. She supports Primetimers leaders with her presence, her encouragement, her spiritual guidance and her research into new ways to engage Older Adults. Primetimers enjoy monthly outings, concerts, movies, plays, games, small groups and Sunday School classes, meals and fellowship. Cecilia also participates on the planning team for the annual Adult Spiritual Retreat, created and supported by older adults. Cecilia is married to long-time Bethany member, Mel Barrentine, and lives in Buda, where both offer support to extended family and family businesses. Her passions include reading, ongoing learning, helping people reach their full potential in Christ, the Methodist church and older adults.
 
 
Nursery Coordinator
Christin Smith
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 270
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Administrative Director & Communications
Cliff Wells
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 239
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Director of Music Ministries
Curt Olson
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 236
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Curt Olson is Director of Music Ministries, having been with the Bethany staff since February of 2000. Prior to that time, Curt served in music ministry at United Methodist Churches in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama since 1974. Curt is a graduate of Asbury University with additional studies at Troy University. He is married to Jane and they have two sons, Patrick and Todd. In his spare time, Curt enjoys performing in community theatre musicals, watching sports, reading, solving crossword puzzles, and walking.
 
 
Custodial Office
Phone:512-258-6017 x249
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Care Ministries Pastor
Dave Lutz
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Phone:512-310-9451
Cell:512-876-3054
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Pastor Lutz has been working part-time as Bethany’s Care Ministries Pastor since the summer of 2002. His major responsibilities are working with older adults, visitation of the sick and homebound, and working with those who have dementia and their caregivers (through the Alzheimer’s Support Group as facilitator and the House of Friends in a variety of roles—working with participants, leading worship, serving on the Strategic Planning Team and the Program Team). He also teaches two courses for Caregiver University: Powerful Tools for Caregivers and The Savvy Caregiver. In addition, he teaches Disciple, Spirit Walk, and adult Sunday School classes, primarily on topics of the Bible, history, and archeology. He has worked in the field of higher education as professor, administrator, and program director for over 30 years. He also has served as associate pastor, pastor, and interim pastor in churches in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. He is a retired ordained elder in the New York Annual Conference and has been working at Bethany after moving to the Austin area. He has a B.A. cum laude from Bucknell University, the B.D. and M.Div. from Colgate Rochester Divinity School, and the Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies from Drew University.
 
 
3. Exec Pastor - Missions, Spiritual Formation
David Minnich
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 248
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Rev. David Minnich is Executive Pastor for Missions & Adult Spiritual Formation at Bethany. Before coming to Bethany in June 2000, David was a pastor at University UMC for 14 years and taught at the University of Texas for 6 years. His gifts and passions are teaching, music and mission. David loves to study the writings of John Wesley, one of his favorite authors. He also loves being the proud grandfather of Bodhi and Bridget!
 
 
Nursery Administrator & Communication Coord.
Elizabeth Nettles
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 270
Alternate Email:enettles@twc.com
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Elizabeth serves in Children’s Ministries as Nursery Administrator, coordinating between nursery staff, church staff, and congregation. She is also Communications Coordinator, creating the weekly Epistle newsletter and worship bulletins. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Texas, where she met her husband Randy. They have three grown children. Twins Kate and John are in college in Abilene and Montana. Doug and his wife Matraca live in Austin and have recently welcomed their first child, Paxton, so Randy and Elizabeth are now embracing the new adventure of grandparenting.
 
 
Print Production Assistant
Emily Herbst
Phone:512-258-6017 x 262
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Facilities & Events Coordinator
Epi Chavez
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 249
Cell:512-203-8249
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Director of Care Ministries
Erin Williams
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 281
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Sound & Media Coordinator
Frank Jacks Jr.
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 261
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Frank Jacks, Jr is the Sound/Media Team Leader and the Adult Ministries Coordinator. A member of Bethany since 1977, Frank is a graduate of McMurry College with a degree in Religious Education. Before joining Bethany's staff in 2006, he previously worked as a youth director at churches in Idalou, Kerrville, and Austin. Frank has two grown children, Nicki (New York City) and Tyler (UT-Austin), and is learning to live life as an empty nester.
 
 
Web & Publications Coord.
Gail Gourley
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Phone:512-258-6017 x259
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Gail and her husband Kevin have been attending Bethany since September 1998 and Gail has been on staff in various capacities since October 1999. She has a degree in Environmental Design (Architecture) from Texas A&M University, which is where she met Kevin through their mutual interest in photography. In 1983 they moved to Austin amid the high-tech boom. Kevin is now a full-time professional photographer and Gail helps run the business when she is not working at Bethany. Gail enjoys being able to use her creative skills in her job at Bethany. In 2005 she was honored to be asked to create the stained glass window in the 3rd floor Prayer Room. They have two daughters, Robin & Megan, and are beginning to experience the joys of being grandparents!
 
 
Facilities and Maintenance Specialist
Greg Smith
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Assist. Director of Music Ministries
Jamieson McCaffity
Phone:512-258-6017 x420 (voice mail only)
Alternate Email:jcmusicut@gmail.com
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Finance Manager
Jane Herbst
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Saturday Music Accompanist
Jane Olson
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Children's Ministry Coord.
Jen Seibel
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 233
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5. Pastor to Children and Families
Jessica Petersen
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Rev. Jessica Petersen is an ordained deacon, serving as Pastor to Children and Families at Bethany UMC since June 2011. Jessica is a graduate of Southwestern University, where she studied Religion and Communications, and Duke Divinity School, where she specialized in Christian Education. She is married to David, and they have a daughter, Anna. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, cycling, reading, and spending time with loved ones.
 
 
Director of Inviting Ministries
Jill Johnson
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 229
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Jill M. Johnson has been working at Bethany UMC since 2012 in part-time roles, and full-time as Director of Inviting Ministries since September 2013. She oversees welcoming, spiritual engagement, outreach and fellowship ministries. She oversees the Alpha Course and other spiritual formation opportunities. Jill is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, and worked in a variety of nonprofit roles in political advocacy and communications before joining the ministry team at Bethany. She and her husband Jimmy married in 1991, and have been active at Bethany UMC since 2000. Their son Jake and daughter Josie grew up at Bethany and have benefited from the community, discipleship and support they’ve received from this Body of Christ. Jill enjoys writing, walking, gardening, reading and laying on the couch in her spare time.
 
 
Finance Assistant
JoAnn Elliott
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Resident Host
Jon Wukasch
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Cell:512-844-3048
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Student Ministries Resident
Jordan Burk
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Phone:512-258-6017 x267
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Student Ministry Resident
Jose Suarez
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Pastors' Secretary
Kellye Noret
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Phone:512-258-6017 x222
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Kellye Noret has been a member of Bethany since 1992, and joined the staff in 1996. She is very involved in the Emmaus community, enjoys Bible study and SpiritWalk classes, and participates in the Bethany Prayer Ministry, Women’s Book Club, and writing devotionals for the Advent and Lenten devotional booklets. She loves meeting new people and being in fellowship and ministry at Bethany. In her free time she is an avid reader, and loves word games, Facebook, live music, movies, attending St. Edward’s University rugby games, all things purple, and being involved in recovery groups and social issues in the local community. She has been married to Barry since 1985. They have three sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, four grandchildren – Jonah, Aaron, Elena, and Carson!
 
 
Senior Facilities Specialist
Kevin Dykes
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Bethany School Administrator
Kim Hinshaw
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Director of Student Ministries
Kris Cutler
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 235
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Food Services Manager
Lana Smith
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 242
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Children's Min. Volunteer Coord.
Lori Pierce
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Organist
Lynda Oswalt
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Student Ministries Administrator
Maggie Todd
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Maggie Todd joined the Bethany staff as Student Ministries Administrator in 2004. Maggie is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management. Her areas of responsibility in Student Ministries includes all administrative support, public relations, serving as the special needs liaison, overseeing many volunteers, and leading the middle school girls Bible study. Maggie pretty much is the “glue” that holds Student Ministries together and keeps it “ticking”! Maggie and her husband Mike have been married since 1986, and have 3 sons Chris, Thomas and Sam. In her free time she enjoys reading and outside activities.
 
 
Director Bethany Fine Arts Acad.
Mary Len Stanton
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Mary Len brings a vast amount of experience, having been Director of Children’s Ministry at Trinity-First UMC in El Paso for 15 years and Lead Teacher at Trinity First-UMC Day School for 10 years prior to that. She has also taught in her own flute studio for 12 years. Mary Len has a Bachelor of Music with a double major in Vocal and Instrumental Music Education. She and her husband, Tom joined Bethany in May of this year and both sing in the Chancel Choir. In addition, Mary Len is Children’s Choir Director for Kidzpraise. She is also an accomplished pianist and handbell ringer.
 
 
Praise & Worship Director
Nic Whitworth
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 240
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Nic Whitworth began leading worship at Bethany in 2008 and has been leading worship since 1990 down in Kerrville, TX. He attended the University of North Texas and while studying music he met his wife, Ursula. He is the father of 3 daughters - Lilly, Rose, and Laura. Nic leads our Saturday Worship service, as well as our 9:30 and 12:30 Contemporary Services. He also works with the youth here at Bethany, and with them he leads worship for both Fuel and Ignite.
 
 
Bethany School Director
Pat Rudd
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Afternoon Receptionist & Ministry Assistant
Patti Breaux
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Student Ministries Resident
Ryan Nordon
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Membership, Mailings & Records Admin
Sally Foster
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2. Exec. Pastor of Worship
Sheri Clifton
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Rev. Sheri Clifton is Executive Pastor for Worship at Bethany. Prior to joining the Bethany pastoral staff in 2005, Sheri served as Associate Pastor of Buda UMC. Sheri is a graduate of Southwestern University and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She is married to Daniel and they have two sons, Luke and Zach. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and reading.
 
 
Director of Operations
Sherman Stone
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Phone:512-258-6017 x 227
Cell:512-844-9397
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Sherman came to Bethany in 1999 to attend an Alpha class. He then joined Bethany and in January of 2002 he joined the Bethany Staff as Director of Operations. Under his leadership; the facilities, operations and information technology has reached high levels of WOW! This ensures that everyone coming on to the campus has the same opportunity for a great experience or event. Sherman is married to Kathy, has several daughters and granddaughters, and enjoys gardening, technology, Star Wars and greyhounds (actually all animals, especially the ones called rescues).
 
 
Children's Ministry Administrative Coord.
Susan Hinderliter
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House of Friends Director
Susie Petersen
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TX Regional Dir. for CYMT
Teresa Kingsbury
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Rev. Teresa Kingsbury is aPastor at Bethany and the Texas Regional Director of Center for Youth Ministry Training (http://cymt.org/). She is currently attending Memphis Theological Seminary in conjunction with CYMT. Teresa graduated in May 2014 from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and a Certificate of Non-Profit Management. Her ministerial experience includes serving as the Director of Children’s Ministry (1989-1991) and as the volunteer Director of Youth Sunday School (1992-1994) at Laguna Hills United Methodist Church in Laguna Hills, California. Before joining Bethany’s staff professionally, she has also served it in a variety of volunteer capacities including serving as the volunteer Bethany Youth Choir Tours Coordinator for 6 years. Prior to joining the Bethany staff in 2005, Teresa had her own accounting practice serving mostly in the non-profit arena. Teresa and her husband Chris have been married since 1978, have 3 children (Chad, Eric and Kellie), and through their marriages have welcomed 3 additional children (Erin, Maribeth and Ryan). In addition they have 3 grandchildren, Shia, Kate and Miles. She enjoys the outdoors, cooking, reading and time with family and friends.
 
 
The Epistle Newsletter
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6. Pastor of Discipleship
Thomas Johnson
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Thomas is a Local Pastor and oversees adult discipleship at Bethany. This includes Sunday School, Grow Groups, the Bridge Young Adult Ministry, SpiritWalk, and other discipleship opportunities. Thomas is in seminary at Asbury Theological Seminary and is working through the ordination process to become an Elder in the UMC. He is passionate about making disciples, equipping others to make disciples, and the renewal of the Church to make disciples of Jesus more effectively. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tracy, and their daughter Abigail; being outdoors; and mountain biking.
 
 
Student Min. Retreats & Events Coord.
Todd Jones
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Todd Jones joined the ministry staff of Bethany in June 2013 as Student Ministries High School Programming Coordinator, after graduating from the University of Texas. Todd’s involvement includes all high school ministry programs as well as serving as a facilitator for the confirmation retreats. In his free time Todd enjoys spending time with his wife, Julianne, as well as playing ultimate Frisbee and disc golf. Todd desires to build relationships, demonstrate the gospel, and make disciples in Northwest Austin.
 
 
1. Lead Pastor
Tom Deviney
Phone:Kellye Noret (Pastors Secretary) 512-258-6017 x222
Alternate Email:kellye.noret@bethany-umc.org
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Rev. Tom Deviney is a native of South Texas, having grown up in Victoria and Corpus Christi. A graduate of Southwestern University and the Iliff School of Theology, he served churches in a variety of settings before coming to Bethany in 2001. He and Cindi were married in 1979 and have two children. Aislinn, a graduate of Oklahoma City University and Hillsong Leadership College is currently teaching at Founders’ Academy in Leander. Forrest, a graduate of Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi and a student at Perkins School of Theology is currently serving as the Small Group Coordinator for Munger Place UMC, Dallas. His daughter in law, Mercedes, is the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Operations for the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. Tom has served with numerous agencies and foundations in and outside of the UMC. In his free time, he enjoys time with his family, bicycling, camping, music and reading.
 
 
4. Exec. Pastor of Care Ministries
Wynn Stenftenagel
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Wynn Stenftenagel is an ordained Elder, and has been serving in a variety of pastoral roles at Bethany since January 2006. Her major responsibilities are pastoral care, Stephen Ministry, grief work, visitation, financial assistance, and worship activities. Wynn is a graduate of Indiana University and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has been married to Chris since 1994. Wynn serves on the board of New Life Institute and the Annual Conference Worship Planning Team. She is a big fan of reading and hiking as much as possible, often at the same time.
 
 
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