Susan Lemke – Bookkeeping

Sue was born and raised in Ionia County. She left the farm to attend Grand Rapids Baptist College (now Cornerstone University) and has lived in Grand Rapids ever since. After graduating with a degree in Communications, she married Chris and put her degree to work raising and home educating their...

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Hannah Beintema – Family Ministries Coordinator

Born and raised in Rockford MI. Graduating from Rockford in 2003, I went to Life EMS paramedics training right out of high school. But I worked at a restaurant in Rockford for years before getting married and deciding to be a stay at home mom. Married to Pete, we have...

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Brittany Stichter – Adult Ministries Coordinator

Brittany was born in Minnesota and spent the vast majority of her growing up years in Indiana before initially coming to Grand Rapids to attend college.  She studied at Cornerstone University (B.S. Bible) and currently has the end in sight for earning her M.Div. at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.  While...

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Paul Paschal-Family Life Pastor

Paul Paschal was born in South Korea and adopted around the age of three.  He grew up in Oklahoma and has also lived in Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and now Michigan.  Paul was a double major in Counseling and Youth Ministry at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.  He also has...

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Dr. Mark Pietscher – Administrative Pastor

Mark grew up in Michigan, but for the past 25 years has served churches in Wisconsin and Illinois before coming to BVC in January 2013. He was educated at Northern Michigan University (BS Social Work), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div), and Bethel Seminary (D.Min). Mark and his wife Lenette have...

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Dr. Dennis Moles – Lead Teaching Pastor

Dennis came on board as the teaching pastor in 2016. He was born and raised in West Virginia and has been in vocational ministry as a pastor, professor, and writer for nearly 20 years. Dennis is a graduate of Cedarville University (BA) Moody Theological Seminary (MTS), Calvin Theological Seminary (ThM),...

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Chad Vitarelli – Equipping Pastor

Chad has served in pastoral worship ministry in the church for the last 20 years. He is a graduate of Cedarville University (BA) and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (M Div). For the last three years he has also served as Discipleship Coordinator for Partners in Discipleship International, where he and...

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Shannon Rifenberg-Office Manager

Shannon grew up in Northern Michigan, moving to the area with her husband Scott after their marriage.  They have three girls, Kaitlyn, Emily and Julia.  Shannon and her family have attended Bella Vista Church since 2010. After serving her family as a full time wife and mother for many years...

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