Senior Pastor: Rev. Cathi Huvaere
Pastor Cathi came to Bethany UMC in July of 2017 and we are just so glad to have her! Pastor Cathi’s last name (which looks more intimidating than it is) is pronounced like “Who – Var” (Var rhymes with Bar). Pastor Cathi is looking to get to know this congregation and community. Please give her a warm welcome when you meet her!
Looking for a Previous Pastor of Bethany UMC?
Rev. LuAnn Rourke transitioned to First United Methodist Church in Port Huron in June of 2017.
Rev. John Bailey transitioned to Romeo United Methodist Church in June of 2015. In June of 2017, he transitioned to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cheboygan, MI.
Secretary: Barbara Serr
Office 9:00am – 2:00pm. Phone: (810)686-5151
Meet the Director of Children’s Ministry- Amy
Amy Dickinson-Smith leads our children’s ministry. She has 3 children active in programs at Bethany United Methodist Church, Geneva, Timmy, and Claire. The children’s ministry includes bible study, crafts, music, and recreational activities designed for children from pre-school to 4th grade.
If you have questions about our children’s programs, you can reach Amy by email.
Welcome, Marc Middleton! New Youth Director
We would all like to welcome Marc Middleton to Bethany UMC. Marc joined the church staff as Youth Director in early December. He’s been getting to know the youth that currently attend and getting familiar with the church family. Marc comes to us from Mt. Morris First UMC. If you see Marc around the halls, stop and say hello and make him feel welcome!
Meet Marc Middleton – Youth Director
I graduated from E.A. Johnson High School in Mt. Morris in 2013 and am currently attending the University of Michigan – Flint for my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. I have been the assistant youth leader at the First United Methodist Church for the last 2.5 years. My goal is to build the relationship between the youth and God. I also strive to help them learn the Bible and use the teachings in daily life.
I plan to keep office hours for anyone interested in connecting in regards to the youth. Please visit me in the church office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-3pm, call me at 810-701-4644, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Bethany UMC, Marc!
We are excited to have you here and can’t wait to find out how God will use you in this Body of Christ. Marc welcomes any questions or just conversations from parents or congregation members. I, (Elizabeth, the webmaster) took Marc out to lunch along with my 10 year old niece, Hope, to learn more about him and his plans for the youth. Marc is dedicated to helping our youth grow in their relationship with God.
Marc will be leading the youth Sunday School and our CORE program. Amy Dickinson remains the Director of Children’s Ministries, and Wednesday Night Live.
Meet Rachel Deshone – Choir Director & Ross Dolittle – Musician
Rachel Deshone is the choir director at Bethany United Methodist Church. You will find her leading the choir and the congregation in song during worship. She also participates with other churches in the district in Easter & Christmas cantatas with many of the members of the choir. Rachel invites you to come to choir practice and praise and worship through song.
Ross Dolittle is a musician in our church. He is often playing the clavinova during services and with the choir as well as directing the Bethany Band. If you play an instrument and want to join the Bethany Band, see Ross.