Pastoral Staff

Mark Shoemaker

I was born in the spring of 1987, in a suburb just outside of Chicago.  From a young age I heard the truth of the Gospel from my parents as well as through the Sunday School and AWANA programs at church.  At a young age I put my trust in Jesus. As I grew older, I realized the significance and sacrifice of this decision. God used retreats, youth conferences, mission trips, and the daily spiritual deposits from my family to…

Hunter Hankins

I was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to a Christian family. My family has attended Bethel since I was in the nursery and I grew up going to Sunday School and Awana. During that time, I was constantly pointed to the Gospel and accepted Christ at a young age. God particularly grew my walk with Him throughout my time in high school. God worked in incredible ways through the youth ministry and very godly leaders who…