Jenny is from Bethlehem Township and graduated from Freedom High School in 2013. She began working at Bethel Memorial Baptist Church in March of 2016. She has a love of reading, writing and astronomy and hopes to one day become a published author. Her favorite vacation spot is Yellowstone National Park, and she plans to one day visit all of the major parks in the US. When she was six she accepted Christ as her Savior.
Bonnie was born into a Christian Family in Wilson Borough, later moving with her family to Palmer Township. She smiles as she admits that she doesn’t remember a time in her life that Bethel wasn’t a major part of her family as her parents were actively involved in building the church building on Chestnut Ln. She became a custodial employee as a teenager and continues this service today alongside of her father. After Bonnie met and married her husband she started to attend his church for a period of time but never lost her connection to Bethel occasionally attending services and faithfully cleaning the church every week. Bonnie, recently widowed, boasts of her three grown boys and her two granddaughters.
Bonnie remembers that she was at VBS in 2nd grade when she understood the need of a Savior and surrendered her life to Him at that time. After graduating from Easton High School, she furthered her education at NCACC graduating with an Early Childhood Education Degree. Bonnie has used her education working at several early childhood education centers in the Easton Area.
Her love for the Lord and for children naturally drew her to serve the Lord as Sunday School teacher, Cubbie Director, VBS worker, and serving in the nursery. In addition, Bonnie assisted in directing plays and recitals for children’s programs at Bethel throughout the years.
Bonnie is an avid high school basketball and football fan and enjoys craft festivals and flea markets in her spare time. Her favorite passage of Scripture for as long as she can remember is Proverbs 3:5 & 6, which has helped to carry her through some difficult days.
Kathy grew up in Alpha, NJ and is fourth of five children. One of her earliest memories, at age 4, is the day that her mother was baptized on a Sunday evening at church. The look on her mom’s face when she talked about being baptized made an indelible impression. At age 5, Kathy began to attend Sunday School with her mom and always had a desire to serve the Lord. She told her first Sunday School teacher that she wanted to be a missionary in Alaska to share Jesus with the Eskimos. Many godly men and women, Sunday School teachers, taught her the Scripture and what it means to be a follower of the Lord Jesus. At the age of 11 Kathy surrendered her life to the Lord and was baptized shortly thereafter. In her later teens, Kathy could be found at the church nearly every time it was open. Actively involved in Sunday School and Youth Group through her teen years. Kathy met her husband, a blind date arranged by mutual friends, and they were married in 1975. They’ve made their home in Easton for the past 45 years and proudly boast of their two daughters. Jerry & Kathy became part of the Bethel family in 1986.
Kathy has worked full time as a bookkeeper since 17 years of age. For the past 23 years she’s served as the full-time Office Manager/Bookkeeper at the US headquarters of Mukti Mission, a Mission in India. She has also held the part-time Finance Manager position with Bethel since 2018. Through the years, Kathy served in several positions at Bethel including Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Church Clerk, AWANA leader and Bible teacher, Youth Leader, and substitute Sunday School teacher. Kathy serves as a member of the Missions Committee and has organized short-term Mission trips for Bethel to Eleuthera, North Carolina, India, and Brazil.
Romans 12:1-2 made an impact on her at a young age. She tries to live out presenting herself as a living sacrifice and is grateful for the privilege to use her gifts in service to the Living Lord.
Jennifer Tielmann is the Music Coordinator for Bethel. She was raised in a Christian home and her parents led music at their church, so she has always been involved in church music, accompanying for services at a young age. She graduated from The King’s College with dual degrees in Music (with emphasis on piano) and English Literature. Most of the time since then Jennie has homeschooled her seven children and now also works part-time at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Library.
Music is how she worships and sees her job at the church as a facilitator, helping the people at Bethel worship together through music. Congregational singing is one of the things our church does best! Jennie also schedules soloists and instrumental music to enhance our church services, but keeping in mind that our musicians are not up front to entertain, but to simply worship together with the congregation. She works with Pastor Brent to plan services that complement the sermon topics. We intentionally include a wide variety of musical styles, singing both classic hymns and contemporary worship songs. It is a joy to see the many different styles of music that can be in one service, echoing the many different types of people that God has brought together in our congregation.
Bill Weaver was born at Wagner Farms in Palmer Township and spent his early years living on various farms where is father worked. Bill moved with his family to Wilson Boro after the war and later graduated from Wilson Area School District. At 16 years of age he started working at Trans-0-Gram and for the next 20 years he held his position as custodian. He went on to work for local companies which included Baker Chemical, Laneco, and finally Met-Ed until retirement. His whole working career Bill was a professional custodian.
When Bill was 19 he was invited by his friends Jack and George VanHorn to attend Bethel Memorial Baptist Church Sunday School. Bill agreed and beginning that Sunday continued to attend S.S. He enjoyed S.S. and started to attend church. After a few months Bethel’s first full-time pastor, Rev. John Tomlinson, asked to speak with him following a service. Pastor Tomlinson shared the Gospel Message with him, and Bill surrendered his life to Jesus. A few weeks later he was asked to teach Sunday School and following training by the S.S. Superintendent he began teaching and continued to do so for 40 years. Bill has also served as a Deacon for 40 plus years. He has been a part of several short-term missions outreaches, which included one on one outreach at the Bowery Salvation Army, on the street in the Easton Circle, and Prison ministry.
Bill and his wife, Corinne, have one daughter, Bonnie, who has served as custodial staff at Bethel since her teens. Corinne later became part of Bethel’s custodial staff and served alongside her daughter in that position until she became ill. Bill then stepped in for Corinne and works alongside his daughter Bonnie.
Bill’s favorite verse is Hebrews 13:5-6 “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”