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Our Team

Jonathan Dunham

Worship & Music

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


Rhonda has a gentle spirit and a heart to serve others. She enjoys managing the day-to-day operations 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

Children's Ministry Intern

Jered possesses a burning desire to lead children to the Gospel and help them to develop a growing personal relationship with our Savior - Jesus Christ. He is excited to join the ministry team here at Bethany and contribute to the growth of our children’s ministry. He has an enthusiastic approach to God’s Word and a vision to generate a Christ centered environment for the children, parents, and volunteers of Bethany and our community.

Jered has a passion for studying God’s word and is currently attending Lincoln Christian University in pursuit of a Master of Arts in Bible and Theology.

Jered and his wife, Becky, have been married for 2 years and 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 is grateful to be a part of the Bethany family. She enjoys using her gifts and abilities to introduce youth to Christ and guide and equip them in their journey as Christ followers.

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 been married for 6 years and have one daughter.

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

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