Our Staff Team

  • Dr. Stefano Piva - Lead Pastor

    Stef has received his Doctor of Ministry in preaching from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He has a heart for missions and has taught overseas in Cameroon on four occasions. Stef & Nancy have three children: Josiah, Micah & Faith. 

    Email Pastor Stef - spiva@bethanybaptist.bc.ca

  • Joe Kung - Adult Ministries Pastor

    Joe is the Pastor of Small Group Ministries, Seniors' Care, and Chinese Ministry. Joe is involved with the continuing development of the small groups at Bethany; and is always interested in multi-cultural and community engagements. He is studying at Carey Theological College in pastoral ministry and spiritual formation.

    Email Pastor Joe - jkung@bethanybaptist.bc.ca

  • Amanda Stevenson - Student Ministries Director

    Amanda is currently on maternity leave.  Please contact Connor Pfortmueller at cspfortmueller@bethanybaptist.bc.ca for details on youth programs for grades 6 to 12.

    After studying to be a high school teacher, Amanda’s plans were “interrupted” with a call to full-time youth ministry in 2012. She grew up at Bethany where she met her husband Sheldon, and together they enjoy travelling, history and good conversation. She also loves anything artsy and owns far too many books.

    Email Amanda

  • Christine Pfortmueller - Children's Ministries Director + Church Treasurer

    Christine spent many years as a volunteer in Children’s Ministries, working in a leadership capacity with all ages of children before joining the staff in 2005. As a Chartered Accountant, she brings a unique set of skills and experiences to our staff as she fills two positions. She loves God and has a passion for children, and has four of her own: Mitchell, Connor, Emily, and Ryan. 

    Email Christine -cpfortmueller@bethanybaptist.bc.ca

  • Kathy Holmes - Children's Ministries Director

    Kathy trained as a teacher at UBC and SFU, and currently teaches grade 6 part time in addition to her work at Bethany, which she shares with her sister Christine.. She loves to see kids come to faith and to learn to use the gifts and talents that God has given them! Kathy and her husband, Dan, have four kids – Ethan, Meghan, Max and Nathaniel.  

    Email Kathy - kholmes@bethanybaptist.bc.ca

  • Derek Jensen - Music director

    Derek began his musical journey with guitar lessons as a teenager, followed by classical music studies at Douglas College.  He has been teaching guitar for over 25 years.  He has created and instructed guitar classes at elementary and high schools, as well as at Christ for the Nations Bible College.  Derek and Amy were married in 2013, and have one son, Andrew.

    Email Derek - djensen@bethanybaptist.bc.ca

  • Marni Adrian - Administrative Assistant

    Marni started working at Bethany in the Spring of 2013. She has over 25 years experience working in Senior Administrative positions. Marni also serves on the Executive Committee as Church Clerk. She loves music and has been actively involved with Bethany's Worship Ministry. Marni and her husband, James, have one daughter, Sarah.

    Email Marni - receptionist@bethanybaptist.bc.ca

  • Connor Pfortmueller - Student Ministries Intern

    Connor grew up at Bethany with his family and has served in a variety of areas in our church. He was trained in event leadership at Green Bay Bible Camp, making him a great fit with our preteens as he runs iConnect and helps with other major events. Connor is currently studying sciences at SFU.

    Email Connor -cspfortmueller@bethanybaptist.bc.ca

  • Eric Mcdonald - video production

    Eric fills the part-time position of video production here at Bethany - if you ever see a guy with a camera at our events, it's probably Eric! He has been part of Bethany for many years and in addition to his work here, Eric is also studying at Vancouver Film School.

  • jody rompf - custodian