Serving our Church and our Community:

Everyone has God given talents and treasures. God wants to fill us with His Spirit so we will use them for His glory. Think about your special talents and abilities and the ways you could use them for God’s work in the world. Below is a list of the different opportunities at Bethany. We encourage you to prayerfully consider becoming part of a team.

Church Council– Bethany’s Church Council is responsible for the establishment of policy and the development of strategic plans for Bethany Lutheran Ministries, which includes the Church, Preschool and School.

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good."
1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Church Ministries:

Church Council

Bethany’s Church Council is responsible for the establishment of policy and the development of strategic plans for Bethany Lutheran Ministries, which includes the Church, Preschool and School.

Ron Shively: 707-432-5588

Board of Elders

Our Board of Elders is a group of men appointed by Pastor Stringer. Some of our responsibilities include: overseeing the spiritual health of our members and ministries, assisting Pastor as he ministers through Word and Sacrament. We also provide encouragement and counsel in caring for our pastor and his family.

Board of Elders: 707-446-3996
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School Advisory Team

The SAT is responsible to the senior pastor and works in conjunction with the school’s principal to aid him/her in fulfilling the goals of the school with the emphasis on the growth and improvement of our educational ministry.

William Nichols: 618-979-2203

Worship Committee

The focus of the Worship Committee is to provide meaningful and enriching worship services for all attendees.  The committee is responsible for planning and overseeing the worship experience including altar guild, music, special service planning, and review of feedback.

Nigel Browne:  707-628-4648
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Children’s Ministry

Our goal at Sunday School is to provide a safe and loving environment where children, of all ages, find and love God, explore His Word, build relationships with His family and discover their own God-given uniqueness.

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Youth Ministry

Activities are meeting Sunday mornings and participating in a study of God’s Word,   periodic Sunday evenings for dinner and a fun activity followed by a devotional thought related to the activity. Local    community projects and trips are also a part of these programs.

Kevin Shaw: 707-455-8059
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Altar Guild

The Altar Guild serves God and the congregation by ensuring the place of worship is maintained and prepared for the different seasons of the church year. We do this, not for ourselves but for the glory of God and the strengthening of His people.

Carol Schmidt: 707-446-3320


Provides opportunities for members and nonmembers to come together and break bread and enjoy the company of all. This committee hosts many of Bethany’s numerous lunches, dinners and Sunday   coffee hour.

Cathy Hesterman: 707-446-4562


The focus of this committee is to help provide a loving and warm environment that fosters new acquaintances and relationships.  This is accomplished through programs and activities within Bethany and community events.


Lutheran Women’s Missionary League

The LWML is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. For almost 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.

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Parish Health

Our goal is to achieve physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing in each person that reflects God’s love. This is accomplished by promoting the health and wellness to our congregation and surrounding communities through education, health screenings, community resources, spiritual leadership and outreach through spiritually based values.

Diane Nunes: 707-452-9225

Merciful Ministries

Seeks to actively engage the congregation in meeting Bethany’s Mission of “Living God’s Word through Caring, Sharing and Teaching.” Join the efforts in caring for the bodies & souls of our hungry neighbors and sponsoring special drives (tornado relief & winter outer clothing.)