Bethany Chapel Staff

Pastoral Staff

Dr. Preston Busch
Associate Pastor
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 228
Email: preston (at) bethanychapel.com

I arrived at Bethany Chapel in 2002, after teaching 15 years at Briercrest College and Seminary. My wife Melanie and I have two adult sons – Leighton who is married to Destiny, and Ryan who is married to Brianna.

Stephen Marston
Executive Pastor
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 239
Email: steve (at) bethanychapel.com

My wife Lynn and I moved to Calgary in 1986 right after getting married. We soon began attending Bethany Chapel after being invited by some distant relatives. We have three grown children, two of which are already married. They all love the Lord and desire to follow Him. We have been involved in many aspects at Bethany over the years and are delighted to serve with many gifted and creative people who desire to see the Good News of Jesus Christ proclaimed. I graduated from UNB as a Geological Engineer and was hired to work in Calgary as a geophysicist. Over the last 29 years, I have work for large and small oil companies and have provided leadership over technical aspects related to searching for oil and gas. In my current role, I again work with a group of passionate and dedicated individuals who want to demonstrate the love of Christ in all that they do. If you ever find yourself in the church neighbourhood I would welcome a visit or we could even grab a coffee.

Jon Chalmers
Pastor of Young Families and Children
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 226
Email: jon (at) bethanychapel.com

My wife Amie and I have three elementary-aged children.  Before beginning in this role with Bethany Chapel we lived in Mombasa, Kenya; where I served in a teaching role at a local Bible College for three years. I believe the Good News message of Jesus shapes the way we live, work, interact and play as families.  I am passionate about exploring together with the young families of Bethany Chapel the rich implications the Gospel has for our lives.

 

Hazel Jones
Parish Nurse
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 241
Email: parishnurse (at) bethanychapel.com

Hazel Jones came to Bethany in 1977. After 25 years as an RN directing care in Long Term Care and Supported Living she became the Parish Nurse at Bethany in 2011. Hazel has experienced divorce, some years of single parenting, 10 years of an incredibly happy marriage and has been a widow for the last 5 years. Hazel has a son, Peter, married to Carolyn, and a daughter Kathryn, married to Eric, and 5 very beautiful grandchildren.

 

Mary Dyck
Community / Women's Ministries Director
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 236
Email: mary (at) bethanychapel.com

I am a local girl, born and raised right here in Calgary. I love the Lord, life, the beauty of nature and being creative with the gifts God has given me. I love our community folks and the good people of Bethany Chapel. I have worked in Bethany’s administration office for 10 years and then moved into the Community / Women's Ministries Director position when the role became available.  It is a real privilege to work with people and I love to hear their stories.  Come into the office some time and share your story with me. I am married to Erich and we have 3 married children. We love being a part of this great community and look forward to meeting you.

 

Kirk Ehrhart
Youth Pastor
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 238
Email: kirk (at) bethanychapel.com

I started at Bethany in 2016, after serving as youth pastor for 8 years in BC and Alberta and 2 ½ as a solo Pastor in Saskatchewan.  My wife, Abby, and I have been married since 2002 and we have two amazing daughters, Rebekah and Hannah.  I love students and am passionate about helping them know Jesus better and become more like Him in character and cause.

 

Support Staff

Bethany Vanderputten
Administration
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 221
Email: bethany (at) bethanychapel.com

I began working at Bethany in mid-2015, after completing my Master of Fine Art degree in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I have about twelve years Church administrative experience and also have a Bachelor of Design degree in Visual Communications from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Some of my weekly tasks include creating the bulletin, keeping our Web site current, and much more. On the side I keep myself busy on the board of The Calgary Sketch Club, and exhibit my artwork regularly with them.

 

 

Louise Prefontaine
Bookkeeper
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 233
Email: louise (at) bethanychapel.com

 

 

 

 

Deb Unrau
Administration Assistant
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 225
Email: deb (at) bethanychapel.com

 

 

 

 

 

Lori Antpoehler
Custodian
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 222
Email: lori (at) bethanychapel.com

I have been attending Bethany Chapel with my two children Ava and Kevin since August 2014. Ava graduated from Small Hands, Great Treasures Playschool last year, and attends Hope Dance. Kevin is involved with Homework Club and Reading Club. I started working full-time at Bethany Chapel in March 2016. In my free time I enjoy working with other people in the community to plan and organize events for community families!

 

Joseph Jali
Custodian
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 222
Email: joseph (at) bethanychapel.com

I was born and raised in the constant struggle of war with no opportunity for education but God has blessed me with a good beautiful wife Nyalithi and three lovely kids Kenzy, Songa and Mer; and God blessed me with a job at Bethany Chapel as custodian. I call Calgary home where I wish my kids to have a better life. I want to increase my education and put the difficulties of my past behind me.

 

 


Parker McDonald
Worship Tech
Phone: (403) 249-8605

Ministry Assistants

Mer Yang
Children's Ministry Assistant
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 248
Email: mer (at) bethanychapel.com

April deWaal 
Children's Ministry Assistant
Phone: (403) 249-8605 Ext. 248
Email: april (at) bethanychapel.com

My family moved to Calgary in 2004 and I’ve been attending Bethany Chapel ever since, joining the children’s ministry team at the start of 2015 while I finished a degree in English Literature. My husband, Cody, and I met here and were married several months after I started in this ministry. I’ve recently completed a certificate in event planning, which I’ve had the opportunity to use in helping to organize family events. I love getting to know the kids and seeing them begin to understand the Bible and God’s love for them!

 

Janet Mader 
Worship Admin
Phone: (403) 249-8605
Email: janet (at) bethanychapel.com

 

 

 

 

Sarah Welsh 
Pastoral Care Ministry Assistant
Phone: (403) 249-8605 ext. 241
Email: sarah (at) bethanychapel.com

I came to Bethany Chapel 10 years ago with my family and I have been attending since then. After high school I attended one of the Torch Bearer’s Bible schools in France and then came back to Calgary to attend university. I am now halfway through a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Mount Royal University.

Tobi Obatusin 
Community / Women's Ministries Assistant
Phone: (403) 249-8605
Email: tobi (at) bethanychapel.com

Playschool 2016-2017

Janna Hart
Director / Teacher
Phone: (403) 249-8605 ext. 245
Email: janna (at) bethanychapel.com

Joanne Nielsen
Teacher
Phone: (403) 249-8605

 

Connie Louie
Teacher
Phone: (403) 249-8605

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arlene Cummins
Co-Teacher
Phone: (403) 249-8605

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Senft
Co-Teacher
Phone: (403) 249-8605

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julianne Dawson
Co-Teacher
Phone: (403) 249-8605

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Felker
Co-Teacher
Phone: (403) 249-8605