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 motorcycles, 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, Alaska since he moved up here when he was 4. After leaving to attend Western Baptist College for a few years, Mark returned with his wife Diana to make Fairbanks their home. He has been helping with the youth group at Bethel since 2005 and since then has transitioned from volunteer to intern to Youth Pastor. It has been incredible to see God's plan unfold as he now leads the same youth group he was once a student in. 

    Mark and Diana have two high energy little girls that keep their lives busy and entertaining. Mark is a passionate sports fan and an avid indoorsman. He is a video game nerd at heart. When he can find the time Mark enjoys training for and competing in marathons and triathlons. 

  • Ministry Team

  • Rachelle Hafer - Director of Music

    Rachelle grew up in Carthage, MO and studied music at Ozark Christian College where she met her husband Josh.  They have been married for 25 years and have three beautiful children, Morgan, Jordan, and Pallim.  She loves family, art, photography and glorifying God though music. 


  • Amber Rageth - AWANA Commander & Nursery Director

    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. 

  • Kathy Bertram - Children's Ministry Director

    Kathy is excited to be serving the children and Sunday School teachers at Bethel Church as she has been blessed to have had a career serving teachers and children most of her life. She has worked as an Education Director and Researcher for Alaska Pacific University, and the University of Alaska, where she earned her Ph.D. in Cross-Cultural Education. She and her husband Mark have two children: Rosalee and Noelle. In her spare time, Kathy trains dogs as companion animals, and works on their "tricks" titles. She loves to read Christian historical fiction, and has been the lead singer in gospel folk and praise bands. 

  • 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.