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 six occasions and two times in Brazil. Stef & Nancy have three children: Josiah, Micah & Faith.

    Contact Pastor Stef HERE

  • Christine Pfortmueller - executive director

    Christine has attended Bethany for her entire life – all 50 years!  She has served at Bethany in many capacities: in Children’s Ministries as a volunteer and then as Co-Director; as Church Treasurer as a volunteer and then as staff; and as Coordinator of all things rental and finance related. She has four kids (Mitchell, Connor, Emily and Ryan) and has recently added a new daughter-in-law to the family (Jasmin – married to Mitchell). In her spare time (do we really have spare time these days?) she enjoys reading and relaxing with her family and her three cats. As a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Christine loves numbers and administration and organization; despite the fact that many other people think these things are boring. Spreadsheets are fun!

    Contact Christine HERE

  • 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.

    Contact Pastor Joe HERE

  • Kelly Madland - Youth Pastor

    Kelly has her MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. She has a desire to help people of all ages in the Church know what they believe and why they believe it. She also loves hanging out, laughing lots, and Knight & Cities of Catan. Kelly and Colin are parents of Mixon, Selah & Isaac.

    Contact Pastor Kelly HERE

  • Pam Lauzon - Interim Children's ministry director & administrative assistant

    Pam has a BA in Psyc and Human Services from TWU. She has many years of experience in both children's ministry and youth ministry. She has been attending Bethany since the spring of 2019 with her husband Jon and two children, Beth and Benji. 

    Contact Pam HERE

  • Mitchell pfortmueller - student ministries assistant

  • Derek Jensen - Music director (on leave)

    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.

    Contact Derek HERE

  • Kathy Holmes - Children's Ministries Director (on leave)

    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.  

  • Harvey Schmidke - Church Operations (on leave)

  • angelika hummelman - Children's Ministries assistant (on leave)

  • Marni Adrian - Administrative Assistant (on leave)

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