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Our passion in children’s ministry is for all children to encounter God, experience His works, and fall in the love with the Word. We want all children’s leaders--whether children’s pastors or leaders, parents, or people who serve children in any capacity--to have the kingdom resources and tools they need to be able to raise up this next generation and release them into all God has for them today.

Leadership

  • Seth Dahl

    Children's Pastor At Bethel Church

    Seth Dahl is the children’s pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California. His passion is to bring God’s Kingdom to earth with signs and wonders, connecting children to the Father’s heart so that they will serve Him all the days of their lives. He has a passion to bring people into freedom and help children, and children’s leaders, change the world through encounters with God.

    Seth spent four years working with Metro Ministries in New York City, a ministry that uses more than 55 buses to reach 20,000 children each week. Seth and his wife Lauren are graduates of BSSM and are enjoying raising their three children.

  • Amy Gagnon

    Nursery and Preschool Pastor At Bethel Church

    Amy Gagnon is the nursery and preschool pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California. Amy’s served as an integral part of Bethel’s children’s ministries for years. She received her degree in children’s ministry from Simpson University in 1998. Although the Bethel nursery and preschool department has over 75 staff members and a flow of up to 500 children each week, Amy has created a family environment in our rapidly increasing congregation.

    She has an insatiable hunger to see children reach their full potential in Christ and works with them to draw out their unique gifts and callings. Amy has a wonderful husband and three daughters, who have played an important role in shifting her mind to include all that God wants to do with supernatural kids.

  • Laura Griffis

    5th and 6th Grade Pastor At Bethel Church

    Laura Griffis is the fifth and sixth grade pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California. With more than 20 years of experience in children’s ministry, Laura brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. She is passionate about developing and training children who are called as leaders to their generation, as well as activating children to advance the Kingdom now, while they’re young.

    Her specific training is focused on character and identity as well as the supernatural lifestyle they were born for. Laura has been married to her husband Jim for over 35 years and they have a wonderful daughter and son-in law. They’re thoroughly enjoying their twin granddaughters.

  • Bea Ryan

    1st - 4th Grade Pastor At Bethel Church

    Bea Ryan is the first through fourth grade children’s pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California. Bea’s passion is to see the presence of God bring transformation that leads to kingdom alignment, both in children and in her leadership team. She desires to develop strong connections and create healthy dynamics in every arena that she pastors.

    Bea brings an abundance of experience and wisdom to the team acquired through years of working at Bethel Christian School, pastoring the children’s ministry at the Twin View Campus and Simpson, volunteering with the children’s ministry, and leading the children’s outreaches for both Sidewalk Sunday School and elementary schools. Bea and her husband Mike have been married for more than 30 years and have three children.

  • Shaun Shirley

    Children's Ministry Worship Pastor At Bethel Church

    Shaun Shirley is the worship pastor for the children’s ministry at Bethel Church in Redding, California. Shaun is a singer/songwriter who received the gift of music at the age of 16, along with a passion to lead people of all ages into the presence of God.

    She has been married to her husband Dake for more than 25 years and they have three children.

  • Lisa Means

    Children's Outreach At Bethel Church

    Lisa Means has been doing children’s ministry since she was a youth and helping her mother who is a children’s pastor herself. She has been involved in the children’s outreach here at Bethel for over 7 years, and overseeing it for over 3 years.

    Her passion is to reach children who have never heard that they are loved, or important, and telling them that they are incredibly loved, valuable, and have a purpose in life. She loves being there for children who have a rough background so they can know and experience God’s amazing love for them.

  • Angela Locke

    Special Needs Pastor At Bethel Church

    Angela Locke is originally from Ohio where she worked for nine years at a children's hospital. She is on staff at Bethel as both the Special Needs Pastor as well as a leader in the Healing Rooms equipping and ministering alongside of the team of children.

    She is a carrier of hope and has a passion for seeing all children walk in the fullness of their potential in Christ!

  • Molly Mello

    Children's Ministry Event Coordinator At Bethel Church

    Molly Mello has been in children’s ministry over 15 years. She has been the Children’s Ministry Event Coordinator at Bethel Church for 3 years, and is the project manager for all of the children’s ministry curriculum production.

    Molly has a passion to see children know how valuable and powerful they are, even at their young age, and give them a place to encounter God and to be equipped to release the kingdom everywhere they go.