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…

Mike Greenwood

Our family has been attending Bethel since 2007. I am blessed to have been married to my wonderful wife Adina since 2001 and I have the privilege of being the father of three young men. I was drawn to Bethel during a transition in our life. We saw the need for a solid and biblical church family and a place where our boys could grow. Bethel has been that family and our youth ministry continues to come alone side us…

Tommy Russell

I grew up in southwest Florida as a preacher’s kid. I have loved leading God’s people in worship since high school. I attended Liberty University for a degree in Biochemistry while continuing to serve as a worship leader in several ministries. In August 2021, my brother, Charlie, was in the hospital for pneumonia when his wife, Faith, gave birth to their firstborn. I traveled to Tennessee to help them through that difficult time, and there I met Faith’s beautiful friend Rebecca…

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…

Beth Shoemaker

w I was born and raised in a farming community in Northern Wisconsin. I grew up in a small church that taught me the need to place my hope and trust in Christ alone. After meeting my husband, Luke, and moving to the Chicagoland area, I started attending Bethel in 2016. I was quickly impressed by Bethel’s Biblical teachings with a discipleship focus and became involved in the 2-3 year old Sunday school class as a helper. Earlier this year,…