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Samuel Belz, Pastor

Pastor Sam has been the pastor at Bethany since 2015. He is a native son of the Iowa Presbytery. He holds his M.Div. from Covenant Seminary and is a graduate of Covenant College where he studied philosophy.


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Dan Tokheim, Elder

Dan and his wife Cathy have two daughters. He works in Algona.


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Loren Looft, Elder

Loren works in Fairmont and coaches middle school football.




Tim Coffman, Elder

Tim and his wife Bev have two children. He works at Deitering Bros.




Andrew Loucks, Deacon

Andrew is a farmer and has served on the diaconate for one year.




Roger Schroeder, Deacon

Roger and his wife Barb have three daughters. He serves as the church's treasurer.




Steve Lofstrom, Deacon

Steve is a lifetime member of E&R. He and his wife Tricia live in rural Armstrong. They have two children.