Pastor Sue Ketterer – Senior Pastor
Sue was born in Philadelphia and lived her whole life in this area. A lifelong Methodist, she was secretary of her church, volunteer youth leader, and then paid youth leader when the boys were in youth group. As her job evolved to include more responsibilities than just the youth, and as she began to mature in her faith and knowledge, she went back to college for a Bible degree. She felt God calling her into the ordained ministry so she went to seminary for her Master of Divinity. Sue has been senior pastor at Frackville First United Methodist Church for the past eight years. She plays the piano, sings and composes music. The shortened version of Sue’s mission statement is “to be SOLD OUT to and for Jesus”. You may often hear her say: “Every day is a gift from God!”
Elaine Smith – Youth Director/Program Catalyst
Elaine Smith has a passion for hands-on ministry and a servant’s heart for mission. She currently coordinates the Bethel Hill Youth Ministry and assists many other groups within the church. As Program Catalyst, Elaine is always ready and willing to give support to new ministries for any and all ages, where ever the need arises.
With a college degree in Education and many years of experience and leadership development in the church at the local, district and conference level, Elaine strives to reach, teach, multiply and empower followers of Christ to live out all aspects of their lives based upon Christian principles.
Elaine, her husband Chuck and three adult sons have been members of Bethel Hill UMC for over 35 years. Her ministry with youth and children began at Bethel Hill and now after serving as Director of Youth Ministry and Director of Christian Education at other churches in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Elaine has returned “home” to continue her ministry here.
Cheri Brown – Choir Director
Carol Shellenberger – Choir Accompanist
Rev. Bruce Thorsen – Organist