Meet our Staff

Bethel's staff is dedicated to serving Jesus through the unique opportunities they have been given at this time and place.  Learn more about our staff and pastors below.  If you'd like to contact one of the individual staff members, simply click on their picture to e-mail them.

  • Pastor Jeff Anderson

    Senior Pastor

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    or 309-276-7650

    Pastor Jeff (PJ) is the Senior Pastor at Bethel Lutheran Ministries. His mission statement is “developing discipleship among God’s people.” Pastor Jeff wishes to share with others the love of Jesus Christ in a meaningful manner. He is interested in making the Christian’s walk of faith a very practical experience in day-to-day life. PJ was born in Independence, MO. He attended St. Charles High School, graduated from Concordia Teachers’ College in Seward, NE, and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. PJ spent his vicarage year in Cupertino, CA. PJ has served as a campus pastor at Wayne State College and administrative pastor at Grace Lutheran in Wayne, NE for 15 years. PJ is married to Renata (Lutz) Anderson. The two of them are blessed with 3 children; Amy Jo, Aleta and Mark. Both PJ and Renata are 4-year attendees of our church body’s Pastor Leadership Institute. PJ and Renata also share a passion for the Christian people of India who suffer daily for the name of Jesus. 

  • Pastor Greg Moyer

    Associate Pastor

  • Jonathan Guse

    Director of Christian Education

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    Jonathan is the Director of Christian Education at Bethel Lutheran Ministries.  He came to Bethel in April 2018 after serving at his home congregation in Kokomo, IN for 7 years.  He attended Indiana University Kokomo where he received his degree in Secondary Education with plans of teaching history at a public school.  Shortly after graduating, he began to feel God's call which led him to pursue full time ministry as a DCE.  He went through the DCE Colloquy program at Concordia St. Paul.  His passion is youth ministry to reach and equip students to think critically about their faith and to pursue continual growth in their Christian walk.  He and his wife, Breanna, were married in July 2012 and were blessed with their son, Timothy, in April 2016.  He is anxious to see where God leads in the years to come here at Bethel!

  • Tammy Curtis

    Church Life Coordinator
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  • Linda Lopez

    Mission & Ministry Coordinator

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  • Alan Hallberg

    Business Manager

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  • Terry Johnson

    Pastoral Assistant

  • John Jacob

    Principal, Bethel Lutheran School

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  • Alanna Dunehew

    Administrative Assistant

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  • Helen Geil

    Administrative Assistant

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