Who are we?

We are teachers and students, leaders and learners, artists and musicians, mountain climbers and trail blazers, prayer warriors and shuttle drivers. We are a diverse group of individuals and families called together to worship and fellowship in community, whose primary aim is to give expression to the hope found in Christ and to share that hope with the world.

Governing Council

At the helm of Bethany Community Church is an 7- to 11-member Governing Council nominated and elected each year by the church membership. These dedicated, experienced leaders direct the mission of Bethany and seek to discern God’s vision for our community. View the 2013-14 Governing Council.

Learn more about the Governing Council Nominating Committee




Working behind the scenes at Bethany are hundreds upon hundreds of invaluable volunteers. We could not function as a church body without them. Find out more about serving at Bethany.


Bethany Community Church is supported by hundreds of Members, individuals who have attended Bethany for a while, who call Bethany their home Church, and who have committed publicly to the Bethany Membership Covenant. They support the church body in countless ways through service, leadership, and prayer. We emphasize membership because real community is the fruit of commitment, service, and accountability. Find out more about becoming a member.


Pastors & Staff

And who are those pastors and staff members you see on Sundays? Let’s help put some names to faces:

Pastors & Ministry Directors

Richard Dahlstrom, Senior Pastor

Shonnie Scott, Bethany West Seattle Pastor

Phil Maulding, Pastor of Congregational Life and Marriage Ministry

Ruth Seidel, Director of Women's Ministries

Holle Tubbs, Director of Children's Ministries

Jillian Leavitt, Local Outreach Coordinator

Janey Cullison, Nursery Coordinator


Team Awesome

Jim McClurg, Executive Director

Faith Wimberley, Volunteer Coordinator

Leigh Tucker, Accounting Assistant

Kristen Walker, Webmaster/Designer

Rachael Pursley, Administrative Assistant


Joe Springer, Sr. Associate Pastor

Jack Brace, Bethany Northeast Pastor

Elli Oswald, Director of Missions and Outreach

Megan Dobrasz, Pastor of College and Career

Nancy Eckardt, Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Groups

Katie Walker, Associate Director of Children's Ministries

Pat Collins, Choral Director


Support Staff

Heather Mustonen, Accounting Manager

Bart Brueck, Technical Director

Mckenzie Monroe, Office Manager

Vanja Terrill, Administrative Assistant

Ben Becker, Videographer/Creative Services

Peter Orr, Designer/Creative Services


Scott Sund, Bethany North Pastor

Brad Thayer, Campus Pastor

Don Riggs, Pastor of Care

Nick Steinloski, Pastor of Student Ministries

Eric Henderson, Worship Director

Andrew Platter, Associate Worship Director

Bill Brammer, Multisite Director


Support Staff

Sarah Buehler, Communications Director


Paul Gorham, Facilities Manager

Sharis Harmon, Guest Services Coordinator

Maggie Baxtor,  Administrative Assistant

Amanda Burnett, Administrative Assistant