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Jonathan Dunham

Worship & Media

Jonathan loves to worship and teach the truth about who God is. He grew up at a Bible college in Missouri and through that influence, gained a love for ministry. Jonathan graduated from Ozark Christian College with a degree in Music and Worship.

Jonathan believes we are all created to worship something and is excited to direct that focus to the creator of that desire.

Besides playing music, Jonathan enjoys tennis, disc golf, going to the movies, and eating meals with people.

Phone: (812) 610.1700 ext. 114 email: Jonathan Dunham


Rhonda Heisdorf

Volunteer Coordinator

Rhonda has a gentle spirit and a heart to serve others. She enjoys working with a team of office volunteers in the office and lends a helping hand wherever needed.

Rhonda loves spending time outdoors and with her family.

Rhonda and her husband, Kevin, have one son.

Phone: (812) 610.1700 ext. 113 email: Rhonda Heisdorf


Jered Hemingway

Resident Intern

Jered has a desire to lead and help others develop a personal relationship with our Jesus Christ. He is attending Lincoln Christian University in pursuit of a Master of Arts in Bible and Theology. Jered and his wife, Becky, have one son.


Matt Merold

Preaching & Leadership

Matt has a love for preaching and considers it an honor to lead Bethany Christian Church. He moved from Orange County, California, to attend Lincoln Christian University in Illinois where he studied preaching and played baseball. Matt came to Bethany as the Senior Minister in May of 1999.

Matt is a gifted speaker, Spirit-filled leader, and recognizes daily that he is in desperate need of Jesus Christ and His abundant grace.

Matt and his wife, Kelli, have three boys.

Phone: (812) 610.1700 ext. 117 email: Matt Merold


Vicki Murello

Youth & Family

Vicki is passionate about sharing the truth of God’s Word with others. She has a love for children and students and enjoys using her creativity to plan and to lead the closer to Christ. Vicki and her husband, Tony and have a son, daughter, & two grandchildren.

Vicki also has a love for music and enjoys using her creativity to plan and to lead others in worship.

Vicki and her husband, Tony, have been married for over 30 years and have a son, daughter and son-in-law.

Phone: (812) 610.1700 ext. 116 email: Vicki Murello


Evan Nave

Young Adult & Disciple Making

Evan has long felt a call to ministry and has a great love for the gospel of grace and truth. He grew up in the Indianapolis area and through great parents, mentors and coaches that call became more evident as he grew into a young man. Evan graduated from Johnson Bible College with a focus on preaching and church leadership.

Evan has great desire to be a disciple of Christ that makes disciples of Christ. He also has a passionate desire to see men and women move, grow, and go in their walks with Christ.

Evan and his wife, Erin, have 3 children.

Phone: (812) 610.1700 ext. 118 email: Evan Nave


Tom Watson

Involvement & Pastoral

Tom has been a minister in the making for most of his life. God has prepared him to minister through the leading of godly mentors and valuable work experience in service and management positions.

Tom has a compassionate presence with a focus on helping people to appreciate and receive what God is truly offering them in Christ Jesus. He is grateful to be advancing Christ’s Kingdom with those at Bethany Christian.

Tom and his wife, Julie, are in their 31st year of marriage and have a son and two daughters.

Phone: (812) 610.1700 ext. 115 email: Tom Watson


Morgan Thie

Children & Family

Morgan has a huge heart for childen & a desire to see kids develop a heart for Jesus. She graduated from Johnson University in 2016 with a degree in Children's Minstry.

Phone: (812) 610.1700 ext. 119 email: Morgan Thie


Alyson Stoll

Ministry Assistant

Alyson plays an integral part in supporting ministry and office adminstration. She has a background in finance & has amazing baking skills. She and her husband Emmanuel enjoy family and the outdoors.

Phone: (812) 610.1700 ext. 120 email: Alyson Stoll


Kristi Smith

Student Ministries Assistant

Kristi provides ministry support for all student ministries (Birth-12th grade). She has great administrative skills and a heart for seeing kids develop an authentic faith in Christ. She has a degree in nursing & managment.

Kristi & her husband Dustin, have two daughters.

Phone: (812) 610.1700 ext. 113 email: Kristi Smith


Luke Bean

Ministry Oversight & Pastoral

Luke has a huge heart for the local church and seeing people connect and takes steps of faith. He serves as an Elder & oversees ministry operations.

Luke previously worked in private business & finance. He holds a degree in Business Managment & enjoys music, baseball, and aviation.

Luke & his wife Brittany have 3 children.

Phone: (812) 610.1700 ext. 101 email: Luke Bean


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