Meet Our Staff

Our team of pastors, ministerial and administrative staff is here to help and support you and your family as you walk on your faith journey. We look forward to getting to know you.
 
Seth Watson

Pastor Seth Watson, Senior Pastor

Seth grew up in the Midwest, and in 2019, he joined the Bethel church family with his wife Rebecca and their four daughters. They moved from Cedar Rapids, IA, where he was the preaching paster and served young adults and men. He is excited about the opportunity to grow and serve at Bethel. Seth enjoys following sports, reading, watching movies, and photography.

Pastor Kirk Jostad, Associate Pastor of Preaching

Kirk was born and raised in Minnesota. He is married to his best friend, Rochelle (Shelly), and they have five children (Caleb, Luke, Jeremiah, Timothy, and Lydia). He works full-time at 3M-Fairmont in Supply Chain. His passion is to love Jesus and to make Him known in all he does. Kirk feels honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the Bethel staff as an Associate Pastor of Preaching. Some of his hobbies include: football (Go Packers!), gardening, writing, and fixing up homes.
Peter Erickson

Peter Erickson, Youth Pastor

Peter was raised in Fairmont and grew up attending Bethel Church. After graduating from Fairmont High School, he attended Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, graduating with a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies. Peter is very excited about the opportunity to serve the Bethel Church family that gave so much to him. He enjoys being a sports fan, playing basketball, and riding his motorcycle.

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, ten grandchildren, and eleven 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 a 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 been married for over 30 years and have three adult children and one amazing grandson!

Deb Meyer, Director of Worship & Fine Arts

Deb’s involvement in music ministry began at an early age as she sang and played in local churches and nursing homes. Throughout high school and college, she continued to study music and directed choirs, ensembles and musicals. After college, she became a Youth Director and then a Graphic Arts Designer in the Twin Cities area. In 2013, she joined the Bethel Church family, where she serves in the areas of music, creative arts, and technology. Her passion is to assist the church in connecting with God through worship and with one another. Her greatest joy is doing life with her husband Tim, and their four adult children.

Pattie Larson, Administrative Assistant

Pattie has been a member of the Bethel staff since 2000. Over the years, her role in the office has evolved as she serves various ministries, including overseeing the Hospitality Ministry Team. In her free time, she loves spending as much time as possible with her four grown children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with friends and being outdoors, whether going for a long walk or reading a good book. The one thing that remains true through times of difficulty or great joy is the faithfulness of her heavenly Father. “This I call to mind and therefore have hope, because of the LORD’s great love, we are not consumed… how great is his unfailing love.” Lamentations 3:21-22,32

Rebecca Denaway,
Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry

Rebecca has always loved working with children and has felt honored that she can share God’s love with them. She desires to make God’s message exciting and applicable to children in a way they will understand and enjoy. When she is not working at church, or teaching at Fairmont Christian School, she enjoys spending time with her son, Coltyn, and being outside gardening, camping, or geocaching.