Bethel Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at Bethel is comprised of men and women who love, care, and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email us at info@spokanebethelnaz.org or call our church office to speak with one of them.

  • Bill carr

    Pastor Bill and his wife Janet live in Clarkston, Washington.  They have had a long pastorate including Lakewood Denver Colorado.  Bill served as Assistant District Superintendent on the Kansas District, and as District Superintendent of Upstate New York District and of the Rocky Mountain District.  He “retired” to Clarkston in 2019, but has served as interim pastor at Salem, Oregon, First Church, in Michigan, and most recently in Walla Walla Amazing Grace. They will join us February 6, 2022, to serve as interim during our pastoral search.

  • Sonya Miller

    Pastor Sonya is our Administrative Pastor, and assistant to Pastor Jim. She began at Bethel in 1994 as church secretary. Not long after that, she sensed God’s call on her life to pursue Church Administration as a ministry and vocation. Sonya was ordained in 2006 as a minister in the Church of the Nazarene. Sonya is also a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University with degrees in Business Administration and Office Management. As a trained facilitator with Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services, Sonya leads a weekly group for women who have been victims of domestic abuse. In her spare time, you can find Sonya investing into the lives of women through Mary Kay, cooking, canning and caring for her home, loving her family (Daren-husband of 37 years; Lydia, Dawson, Morgan, Siler and Molly; Carrie, Ryan, Landon & Lucas; John & Tara), playing the piano and singing, reading a variety of books, and seeing as much baseball as she can (go Spokane Indians! and Seattle Mariners!).

  • Ryan Pearson

    Pastor Ryan is our Youth and Worship Pastor. He has been volunteering with the Bethel Youth since 2012, and became the Youth and Worship Pastor in September of 2017. Ryan was born and raised in the Spokane area. He is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in Secondary Social Studies Education with two minors (English and English as a Second Language). Ryan also graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Youth, Children, and Family Ministry from Northwest Nazarene University. Ryan is married to Carrie, and they have two sons, Landon and Lucas, and a foster daughter. They also have a cat, Silvie, and 2 dogs, Abby and Willow. Ryan enjoys working on and talking about cars, playing video games, building Lego, watching anything Star Wars related, hosting Nerf wars, songwriting, singing, and playing his various instruments.

  • SHelton Hansen

    Pastor Shelton is our Children & Family Pastor and helps lead the Young Adult Ministry. He has been at Bethel since May 2011 after he moved here from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He met his wife, Bethany, here at Bethel! He is a graduate of Nazarene Bible College with a degree in Pastoral Ministry and was ordained in 2019 as a minister in the Church of the Nazarene. When he is not spending time with kids or young adults, he enjoys being with his wife, Bethany, son John Paul, 2 dogs (Blaze, Standard Poodle and Ace, German Shepherd) and other family. He enjoys playing football, basketball, going to the shooting range and just being around people.