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Bethel Lutheran Church
425 Crestview Dr.
Pastor Paul is a familiar friendly face here
at Bethel. He was Senior Pastor here from 1991-2003. He is a Graduate of Miami University(Ohio) 1959 U.S. Navy 1960-63
Active Duty and in Reserves til 1968. Pastor Paul is a Graduate of Hamma School of Theology in 1966. He has been pastor in
Versailles, Sugarcreek, Jackson, and Fairborn, Ohio. He has been Interim Pastor at 7 churches since 2003. Of the Interim work,
Paul describes himself as a designated hitter, saying he does not run in the outfield anymore, but don't take his bat!
His alias name is Frank Barchester!
LaRue is a Boardman native and music has been running through her fingers since
she started playing piano at only 4 1/2 years old and she started playing organ over 40 years ago. She has accompanied Boardman Choirs
and Austintown Boys Choir. She has been playing in churches for years including Martin Luther Lutheran Church and
finally full time here at Bethel in 2007 and is still playing to the glory of God! LaRue and her husband Lloyd Murray are
a blessing to Bethel!
Pastor Richard Kidd
Pastor Richard's Bio is on the Meet the Pastor's
Georgette is a Boardman native. She graduated from Boardman High School and has worked
at Bethel as our Office Manager for 12 years. Georgette and her husband Al have been married for 52 years! She keeps
our office together and always does it with a smile!
Dave was born in Youngstown, Ohio.
He graduated from Fitch High School in Austintown, Ohio and took classes at YSU. He makes sure Bethel's facilities
Education Director of Youth/Sunday School Superintendant
Beth graduated from Canfield High
School and grew up here at Bethel, where her father was Director of Music for almost 20 years, She was a Classroom aide in
the Multi-Disability classroom at Springfield Elementary School for 9 years. Before that she lived in Arizona. Her children
Ross and Kaitlin were born in Arizona. Beth loves working with children of all ages and especially playing with her grandson,
Director of Music
Marc is in his twenty first year in music
education. , Marc has taught eight years in the Austintown School District. He is responsible for teaching 5th -12th Grade Instrumental Music, 7th and 8th Grade Jazz Ensemble, and The Austintown Fitch High
School Jazz Ensemble 2. Prior to that teaching assignment, he was Assistant Director of Bands in the Canfield
Local School system for five years. He taught instrumental music grades 5-12, and was also responsible
for a high school percussion ensemble and jazz ensemble. Previous to that assignment, Marc was Director
of Bands in the East Palestine School system for eight years.
Besides teaching, Marc is the
leader of The Ovation Band, which is an 8 piece Motown/Dance band. His professional playing as a trumpet
player includes, performances with Henry Mancini, The Youngstown Symphony, Roger Williams, Sandy Duncan, and The Tommy Dorsey
Marc received his Bachelors in Music Education from the Dana School of Music
and his Masters in Educational Administration from Ashland University.
Marc is very excited to be The Director of Music at Bethel Lutheran.
He resides in South Range with his two daughters.