Rev. Stephen Shaffer
Pastor Stephen has served Bethel Reformed Church since September 2018. He is passionate about leading Bethel to live more faithfully into the hope that God has revealed in Jesus Christ. He loves reading, writing, coffee, and spending time with friends and family. He and his wife Olga have three children ages 5, 3, and 1.
Alongside the pastor, the church is led by...
Elders are set apart for a ministry of watchful and responsible care for the welfare and order of the church.
They have oversight of all members, including one another, the deacons, and the ministers, equipping everyone to live in harmony with God’s Word.
They ensure the Word of God is rightly proclaimed and taught, and the sacraments faithfully administered.
Elders assist the ministers with their good counsel, and serve all Christians with advice, consolation, and encouragement.
Deacons are set apart for a ministry
of mercy, service, and outreach.
They gather gifts and offerings, care for them faithfully, and distribute them with wisdom and compassion to persons in need and for purposes that advance God’s kingdom on earth.
Deacons visit and comfort the distressed, provide for whatever necessities may arise, and assist the congregation at services of worship.