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Bethel Lutheran Church
425 Crestview Dr. 
Boardman,  OH   44512

Phone: 330-758-5745
Fax:    330-629-8658


Paul Burgeson
Visitation Pastor 

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 Murray

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
Senior Pastor

Pastor Richard's Bio is on the Meet the Pastor's page.


Georgette Kollay
Office Manager

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 Walsh
Building Manager

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 look great!













 Beth Applegate
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, Michael.




Marc Pupino

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 Orchestra.


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.