ABOUT

 

OUR STAFF. OUR MISSION

MATURITY. UNITY. MULTIPLICATION.
We exist to be fully alive, making Christ Jesus known from our communities to the world. We lead those apart from God to come fully alive by finding their way into the grace and truth of Jesus Christ and follow Him together. We see a church fully alive, international and inter-generational, glorifying God through multiplication, unity and maturity.
 
 
BRIAN WIEBE
LEAD PASTOR
brian@bethanychurchfresno.com
Brian has been our Lead Pastor since November 2013. Brian has served in a variety of pastoral leadership roles in the past, including in Music Ministry, Small Groups, Recovery, and Church Planting. Brian is married to Becky, a Registered Nurse, and together they have two sons, Alex and Stuart. They enjoy hosting people in their home, traveling, and a variety of ethnic food.
 
 
ANNETTE WIEBE
PASTOR OF CHILDREN’S OUTREACH
annette@bethanychurchfresno.com
Annette’s passion for teaching children about Jesus and helping them grow in a relationship with Him has been a lifelong ministry. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Fresno State and a teaching credential from Fresno Pacific University, she was a kindergarten teacher in Fresno Unified before God called her to Bethany. Prior to this Annette served at Youth for Christ in the Junior High Division, when she clearly felt God’s call to ministry.
 
 
 
JANICE LINE
YOUTH PASTOR
janice@bethanychurchfresno.com
Janice volunteered with the Bethany High School group a few years before joining our staff as full-time Youth Director in 2015. Janice graduated from Whitworth University with a degree in Theology and has over 15 years of ministry experience with both kids and teens. Janice has a passion to see kids connect with Jesus and carry out his mission to care for others.
 
 
 
CHRISTI FISCHER
WORSHIP MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Christi received her bachelors in social work and volunteers as a chaplain for the Fresno Police Department, but her main passion is to worship God through music and to lead others to do the same. Developing team members who are growing in both matters of faith and musicianship is central to this ministry. Christi is married to Dexter, who is also passionate about ministry, specifically youth ministry. Christi and Dexter love to spend their time together playing sports.

 
 
 
 
PENG WEN
PASTOR of CHINESE FELLOWSHIP
Peng serves as Pastor to Bethany Chinese Christian Church. He is also an economics professor and the Global MBA Program Director at Fresno Pacific University. After graduating from National Taiwan University he was drafted for military service as a lieutenant in the army. 1984/85 were the most important time in his life: first he got married, then he came to the States, and by God’s mercy he was forgiven to become one of His own.
 
RHONDA GOSSETT
BOOKKEEPER
bookkeeper@bethanychurchfresno.com
A graduate of Tabor College, Rhonda previously worked for the MB Seminary and the Pacific District Conference of MB Churches. She has been working as a part-time bookkeeper at Bethany Church since 2006. Rhonda is married to John, and they have two children, Johnny and Julie. As a family they enjoy various sports and playing games together.
 
 
 
KRISTINE SCHROEDER
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
graphics@bethanychurchfresno.com
Kristine graduated from CSU, Fresno with her degree in Advertising. She began her career as the Production Supervisor of the Custom Publications design team at The Fresno Bee and from there transitioned to starting her own business as a freelance designer, working with local/national companies, which she continues to do.  Kristine and her husband Corey are parents of twins, Hayden and Madison.
 
 
 
COURTNEY FRANZ
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
office@bethanychurchfresno.com
Courtney graduated from FPU in 2014 with a Major in Kinesiology/Minor in Coaching. She jokes that “clearly she is using these well”, but those skills are valuable in her role as Office Administrator. In addition to her duties here, Courtney works with FPU School of Education as the Program Assistant/Staff Manager. In her spare time she enjoys working out, spending quality time with family and friends and this girl loves to EAT! Courtney feels God has placed her in this position at Bethany so she can make a difference using the strengths God has blessed her with.
 
 
BOB STOVER
JANITORIAL GENIUS
Around here, Bob says he “doesn’t steer the boat, he just rows”, but he believes it’s still part of his job to show the Lord in all you do. His real job is to support the staff and the church in whatever they do. Bob is married to Donna and they have a son, Mark. When he’s away from work you might find Bob out fishing. Anyway, if you have any questions about the wonders of bleach, call Bob.