Meet Our Staff

Bruce Adema

Pastor Bruce Adema is the lead pastor of Bethel Church. Bruce came to Bethel with a great deal of experience as pastor of a congregation in Alberta, church planter and seminary professor in the Philippines, and director of denominational ministries for Canada.

“I am thrilled to be part of Bethel Church, and I look forward to all the exciting things that are ahead of us.”

Joanne Adema

Joanne is Bethel’s Coordinator of Youth, Fellowship and Outreach ministries. She honed her skills by directing the Faith Youth Center in the Philippines, and through her training as a recreation and leisure specialist (Mohawk College class of 2008). Having successfully raised four kids from cradle to adulthood, Joanne is well tuned to the perspectives of youth and young adults, and knows how to lead toward success outcomes in ministry.

Lizette Gouws

Bethel has been my church family since 1999. Since January 2012 the Lord blessed me with the privilege to serve Bethel as Administrative Assistant.

I believe that Bethel’s variety in ministry and worship styles welcomes people from all walks of life. Being part of this community of faith has been one of the most precious gifts that I ever received. Every day is an opportunity to serve God and His church with joy and I am thankful for that.

My prayer for Bethel is that we shall grow in knowledge and understanding of how to serve our Lord and the community where we are called to proclaim the gospel. Thanks be to God.