About Bethany

» Home Life

I live in a fun, split-level house just north of Detroit. I’m a wife of 10 years, a mom of 5 kids born in 6 years, and I have two animals — a kitten named TomCat Brady who thinks he’s a dog, and a PomChiWeenie puppy named Maize who thinks she’s a cat.

» Church Life

I am married to a pastor (Dr. Alex), and we’ve been serving full-time in the ministry together for 10 years. We serve at Christ Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

I’m also currently working on a M.A. in Music, Worship Leadership at Southern Seminary.

I am a pursuer of all things grace and laughter.

Born a legalist at heart (someone who believes his or her righteousness — or right standing before God — is achieved through works), showing grace to others (especially my children) didn’t come naturally to me. Laughter used to not, either. I wondered how anyone could laugh so freely and without abandon when there is serious work to be done.

But by God’s grace, I’m learning to find the humor in life through the hilarity and antics of my 5 young children, baby dog, and baby cat (among life’s unexpected events, to boot).

I believe in the total inerrancy of Scripture, and I draw strength and grace (and the ability to laugh daily) from its pages. I love and follow Jesus, and heartily believe the most-true-to-yourself, abundant life you could ever live is found in obedience to Jesus and His Word found in Scripture. All the rest is just for fun!

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
— Proverbs 31.25, ESV
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Fun Facts —

  • I’ve lived in New Orleans, Louisville, and Metro-Detroit (along with a 3-year stint in rural Kentucky near Owensboro).

  • I refuse to be held hostage by missing socks or broken pieces at the bottom of the chip bag.

  • I definitely use too many exclamation points in my communication!

    (But it’s totally fine since I work to help and encourage others as Head of Hospitality at Growth Tools!)