Our Leadership Team

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

or you can contact the church office to get connected. 

                               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, when he became a Christian. 

    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 - and then to Alaska in 2009. In his free time he enjoys playing tabletop games and delights in learning things about other languages, cultures, and places. 

  • 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 five kids: Kasen, Evalyn, Rosalie, Tobin & Titus. 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

  • Joanna Scroggins - Children's Ministry Director

    Joanna recently served as our Nursery Director and we are delighted to have her serving as our Children's Ministry Director.

  • Amanda Miller - Nursery Director

    Amanda grew up in Belgium for the majority of her youth and teen years. She was active in Club Beyond (Military version of Young Life), and watched kids during PWOC (Protestant Woman of the Chapel). At the age of 15 she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.  It was in Belgium where she met her husband in 2000. They got married in 2002 at which time Fairbanks became home. They have four kids: Drexel, Lincoln, Lilly and AJ.

  • 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. 

  • Gracie Callis Hedman - 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 husband and son. She can often be found riding horses, skiing, hiking and practicing her archery skills.

  • 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 husband Keith for over 35 years. She has 2 kids and 3 grandkids. Her interests include: hockey, praise dance, reading and spending time with family.