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 8- 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.



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.


Familiar Faces

Richard Dahlstrom, Senior Pastor

Eric Henderson, Worship Director

Don Riggs, Pastor of Care

Phil Maulding, Pastor of Congregational Life and Marriage Ministry

Andrew Platter, Associate Worship Director

Emily Jones, Worship & Welcome Ministries Coordinator


Pastors Beyond Green Lake:

Scott Sund, Bethany North Campus Pastor

Brad Thayer, Bethany Ballard Pastor

Kendy Easley, Executive Pastor

Ruth Seidel, Director of Women's Ministries

Pat Collins, Choral Director

Nancy Eckardt, Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Groups

Jillian Leavitt, Interim Director of Missions and Community Outreach


Shonnie Scott, Bethany West Seattle Pastor

Travis Fletcher, Bethany Eastside Pastor

Bill Brammer, Executive Director Multisite

Megan Dobrasz, Pastor of College and Career

Holle Tubbs, Director of Children's Ministries

Nick Steinloski, Pastor of Student Ministries

Prentice Park, Pastoral Resident: Community Groups & College Ministry


Jack Brace, Bethany Northeast Pastor

Administrative Team

Mckenzie Monroe, Office Manager
Maggie Braun, Pastoral Assistant
Amanda Burnett, Pastoral Assistant
Jessica Miller, Pastoral Assistant
Becca Malech, Guest Services Coordinator


Children's Ministries 

Janey Cullison, Nursery Coordinator
Katie Walker
, Associate Director of Children's Ministries
Melanie Terry, Associate Director of Children's Ministries


Creative Team

Allison Jackson, Creative/Communications Team Lead
Kali Meyer, Designer


Jim McClurg, Executive Director
Heather Mustonen, Finance Director
Leigh Tucker, Accounting Assistant
Rebekah Escobar, Staff Accountant



Faith Wimberley, Volunteer Coordinator
Bart Brueck, Technical Director
Mark Yakey, Technical Specialist
Paul Gorham, Facilities Manager