Our Leadership Team

If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them

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                               Pastoral Staff

  • Eric Johns  - Senior Pastor      

    Eric grew up in a loving missionary family and came to know Christ as a young boy. He graduated from Biola University in 1998, married Amy in '99, and enjoyed working with youth for four years in Eastern WA. Eric and Amy moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in the summer of 2002 and now have 3 kids: Aiden, Elinor, and Augustine. Eric and Amy are passionate about discipleship, family, and the word of God. Eric also enjoys fly fishing, hunting, basketball, cross country skiing, reading, and spending time with his wife and kids. 

  • Adam Pivec - Associate Pastor of Christian Education    

    Adam was born in the mid-west but spent his teen years on the east coast. He heard the gospel from many people over many years, but it didn't sink in until he heard it from a "crazy" street preacher during his time at college. He surrendered his life to Christ in 1990.

    Through and after college, he had the honor of working with a variety of missions groups, spending three years teaching English in Japan and four and a half years distributing Christian media to countries in west Africa and eastern Europe while living in the UK.

    Eventually God led him back to the US - to sunny southern California where he met his lovely and godly wife, Holly. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology in 2008.

    Adam and Holly moved to Fairbanks in 2009, where they have been happily living with their two healthy and energetic daughters.

  • Mark Holmes - Associate Pastor of Youth

    Mark has spent most of his life living in Fairbanks having moved to Alaska at age 4. After leaving to attend Corban College in Oregon for a few years, Mark returned with his wife Diana to make Fairbanks their home. He began helping with the youth group at Bethel in 2005 and since then has transitioned from a volunteer to an intern to eventually to his current role as the Youth Pastor. It has been incredible to see God's plan unfold as Mark now leads the same youth group he was once a student in. 


    Mark and Diana have two high energy girls that keep their lives busy and entertaining. As a family they enjoy traveling, camping, and hiking.  Mark is a passionate sports fan and an avid indoorsman. When time allows he is a video game nerd at heart. Mark also has a passion for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that has reached a point of concern.

  • Ethan Cobb - Associate Pastor of Worship & Connections

    Ethan was born in the Pacific Northwest in a Christian family and came to know Jesus in elementary school. After finishing music school at Indiana University in 2013, he returned to the pacific northwest and married his wife, Alyssa, in early 2015. They now have three kids: Kasen, Evalyn and Rosalie. During this time, Ethan worked a few different jobs, including a few years at the summer camp where he and Alyssa met, as well as volunteering in worship ministry at church. In spring of 2021, Ethan and his family moved to Fairbanks to pursue ministry full time. Ethan loves the church, music and leading people to worship Jesus. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, motorcycle riding, playing with his kids and reading.

  • Ministry Team

  • Leah Kovall - Children's Ministry Director

    Leah grew up in Ohio, but was born in San Antonio, Texas when her father served in the US Army. She was raised in a Christian home and asked Jesus into her heart as a pre-teen. Years later she would meet and marry Branddon, who is also an Army veteran. They, and their two children, Josephine and Barrett, settled in Fairbanks in 2015. Leah enjoys reading, painting, hiking, camping, puzzles, helping the Awana program, and quality time with her family.

  • Amber Rageth - AWANA Commander

    Amber grew up in Southern California, and accepted Christ as her savior as a child. After moving to Idaho to attend college, she met Dale. They have lived in many places around the globe during Dale's Army career. When the Army moved them to Fairbanks in 2011, they decided to make the area their home. They have 2 daughters, Madison and Erin. Amber loves biking, hiking, crocheting, and spending time with her family. 

  • Sherina Anderson - Office Manager

    Sherina was born in Fairbanks and has lived here all of her life. She was saved in Sunday School when she was 4 and rededicated her life to Jesus in 2005. She has been married to her best friend and wonderful husband Keith for over 30 years and they have two great kids, Jenya and Drew. Her interests include: hockey, praise dance, reading and spending time with family. 

  • Gracie Callis - Office Assistant

    Gracie has attended Bethel most of her life, and joined the staff in August 2019. Her walk with Jesus has been strongly influenced by the Jr. and Sr. High ministries at Bethel, which established a firm foundation as she grew and matured in her faith. She is an avid reader, and also loves being outdoors enjoying God's creation with her young son. She can often be found riding horses, skiing, hiking and cycling.