Our Staff

Leadership Team:


Pastor Jerry Evelsizer, Pastor of Visitation

Jerry experienced God’s call to preach in 1959 and graduated from Drake Seminary in 1967. He has been the pastor at churches in Leon, IA (4 years), Dexter and Pitzer, IA (11 years), and Toledo-Tama, IA (13 years). After retiring in Ogden, IA in 1995, Jerry served as Interim Pastor in several churches until his wife, Mary, needed more care. They moved to Fairmont in March 2012. Jerry and Mary have been married 62 years and have two sons and a daughter, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.



Kimberly Fast, Director of Children’s Ministries

Kimberly, affectionately known as “Miss Kimberly,” enjoys working with the children and families of Bethel. Whether crafting stories to illustrate a biblical principle, creating curriculum that brings the Bible to life, or sharing practical parenting strategies with families, her passion is assisting and supporting parents in raising godly children. Kimberly and her husband Jerry have three adult children and have been married for over 30 years.



PastorJim-3667webPastor Jim Fleming, Associate Pastor

Jim has served as a youth pastor in Michigan, Tennessee, Venezuela and Ireland. He joined the Bethel staff in 2009 as the youth pastor. In 2014, the church body moved Jim to the role of Disciple-Making Pastor of Adults. He serves in the areas of prayer, missions, education, visitation, and ministry teams. Jim enjoys bicycling, kayaking, hiking, Grisham and cooking. He is married to ToniLynn and they have three grown daughters.


Deb Meyer, Director of Worship & Fine Arts

Music has always been an important part of Deb’s life, and over the years, God has given her a passion to use that love for music to create worship experiences that use music and the arts to draw people into His presence. In 2003, Deb joined the staff at Bethel to provide vision and leadership in planning corporate worship services and considers it an honor to use the talents and skills that God has given her to serve Bethel Church for His glory. Deb and her husband Tim are blessed in raising four children.



Dayv_webDayetoven Raleigh, Youth Pastor

Dayv was born and raised in Des Moines Iowa, but has had the liberty to live in various parts of the U.S. including Los Angeles, Dallas, and Minneapolis. After graduating from college in Forest City Iowa, Dayv quickly discovered a call into pastoral ministry and began his journey as a youth leader and mentor while attending Bethel Seminary in 2011. Shortly after that, Dayv married his best friend Christine and they are blessed to raise two kids together. Dayv loves all things outdoors and has a new found love for duck hunting. His favorite part of being a Youth Pastor is having endless opportunities every week to disciple students, meeting them where they are and being the hands and feet of Jesus for God’s glory and the sake of His church.