Deacons Ministry

The central calling of a deacon is “to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any that may be in distress.”
Presbyterian Book of Order

Deacons at Bethany are called to minister to the poor, the hungry, the sick, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress.” We look for individuals or people groups within Bethany who might be experiencing a sense of being forgotten, overlooked or disconnected. We also serve those outside Bethany through the Deacon fund.

Deacons serve through their spiritual gifts in a variety of capacities to help meet these needs. These areas are fluid and adapt to meet changing needs and to express the gifts of present-day Deacons. A few current areas of service are: managing the Deacons Fund; coordinating meal making; supporting our seniors; and welcoming new people.

Deacons, generally about 18 members, meet monthly, usually on the 4th Tuesday in the evening. During this time we have devotions and snacks, report on activities, make decisions, and pray and laugh together. Deacons also serve through praying for people during worship and serving communion. In many ways, being a Deacon is like joining a home group with a specific purpose: to serve those Christ would have us serve.

2022 Deacons


Kate Barker
Moderator, Single Women, QA Helpline Outreach

David Campbell
Seniors, Wednesday Night Dinner, Phone Calls

Candice Battle
Prison Ministry, Seniors Deacon Fund Team

Debbie Campbell
Seniors, Phone Calls

Brenda Burnett
Deacon Secretary, Seniors, Cards, Outdoor Adventures, Gardening

Julie Christensen
Hospitality, Meals, Events

Mike Christensen
Deacon Fund Team, Projects

Alex Conner
Deacon Fund Team, Records & Reports

Krista Cronk
Newborns & Families

Glyn Devereaux
Meal Coordinator, Nom Com

Jane Gunningham
Deacon Fund Team, Resources

Tom Sawers
Projects, Wednesday Night Dinner, Helps

Derek White
Wednesday Night Dinner, Bake-Offs

Beth Steinkoenig
Phone Calls

Nina Williams
Bake-Offs, Coordinate Educators, Nominating Committee

Gil Ward
Wednesday Night Dinner, Phone Calls

Wayne Wooten
Projects, Bake-Offs

Dave Westburg
Seniors, Phone Calls

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