Church Staff

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Rev. David N. Schoen

My wife Deb and I came to Bethel Church in 1987 and have worn a number of pastoral hats over the years. As the Senior Pastor, I focus my energies primarily on teaching, spending time with people, outreach ministries and administrative needs. Deb and I were married in 1974 and have four adult children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. God has truly blessed us with a wonderful family. Deb and I are thankful to God for His great faithfulness. We look forward to meeting you!


Pastor Dave Schlonecker of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church of Emmaus PA

Rev. David K. Schlonecker

After serving for 26 years in Venezuela as missionaries and teachers, the Lord brought my wife, Roxy, and me to Bethel in 2002. As Pastor of Shepherding Ministries, I am committed to helping our church family develop close relationships and to encouraging people in their walk with God and their service for Him. Our son, Chico, married to Denise (Schoen), is Director of Overseas Ministries for “Push the Rock” sports ministry here in the Lehigh Valley. Our daughter Kim also works for Push The Rock as the Office Manager, while daughter, Kelly, teaches at The Swain School in Allentown, PA. We look forward to serving you at Bethel Church.


Christian Education Coordinator Annette Kuhns of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church of Emmaus, PA

Annette Kuhns – Coordinator of Christian Education Ministries

I’ve been attending Bethel since 1982, and joined the church staff as part-time Christian Education Coordinator in 1998. I oversee the Sunday and Wednesday children’s programs, and all of Sunday School.  I have been married to my husband Mark since 1983, and we have two grown children, Seth and Lynn. Seth and his wife Nancy, live in the Quakertown area, and Lynn lives in Virginia.



Administrative Assistant Cathy Stout of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church or Emmaus PA

Cathy Stout – Bethel Church Secretary

My husband and I and our two children started attending Bethel Church in the Spring of 2002. We quickly adopted Bethel as our home church. Through the years our family has been involved in many ministries at Bethel and have grown to love and appreciate our church family greatly. My favorite scripture passage is Proverbs 3:5-6. God is good all the time and all the time God is good!



Leah Jarratt – Ministry and Staff Assistant

I began attending Bethel with my family in middle school and have been involved ever since! I earned a degree in English in December of 2013 and began working at Bethel about a year ago. I met my husband through my best friend at Bethel and we were Married in October of 2015.



Jared Burkholder

Jared Burkholder – Pastor of Youth Ministries

My wife Megan and I have been involved in youth ministry for 7 years in various capacities. As the Director of Youth Ministries I look to set a vision for reaching and empowering teens with the love of Jesus, raising up leaders in the church, and impacting the world through missions trips and service projects.
Megan and I were married in 2011 and have been blessed beyond measure with two girls, Madelyn and Melanie. They are our pride and joy and they bring smiles to everyone they meet. We look forward to meeting you!