Staff at Bethel

Pastor Mike
Pastor Mike DeCoursey came to Bethel as a part-time interim pastor in June of 2005 and was voted in as full-time minister in February, 2008. He has been married to the former Karen Hedden of Petersburg, IN for over 40 years. They have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. His wife, Karen, serves as Bethel's Choir director and is employed by the Pike County School Corp. as a music and art teacher. Pastor Mike is a graduate of the University of Evansville. He retired at the end of 2006 from Hoosier Energy's Merom Generating Station where he was the Senior Buyer. He is ready and willing to help answer any questions or concerns you may have. You may contact him at [javascript protected email address].

Youth Pastor Mike
Mike Leydet has been serving in youth ministry since 2001. He and his wife, Renee, have been married since 2000 and have 2 children, Hope and Daniel. Mike is an avid sports fan and loves/hates the Chicago Bears. Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and generally being outdoors. Mike is eager to assist with all age groups at the church if you have any questions or concerns please contact him at [javascript protected email address].

Lesa Houghland
Lesa started as secretary at Bethel church in June of 2011. You may contact Lesa at [javascript protected email address] or by phone at (812) 328-2358.

Ebony Chancellor-Grimm
Ebony has been working hard at and doing a good job of keeping the church looking its best. Ebony has three children, Austin, Nichole and Samuel.

Karen DeCoursey
Karen DeCoursey, wife of Pastor Mike, is the worship leader for Bethel church. She plans the music for worship services each Sunday as well as directs the Bethel choir. If you have any requests or questions, please contact the church office.

Jim Strange
Jim Strange is our groundskeeper. He retired from a 30-year career as a coal miner and has been hard at work on our grounds ever since. Our grounds never looked so good.

Church Council

The church council consists of nine members of Bethel church who work hard to meet the needs of the church. They meet the second Monday evening of each month.

Kevin Hammelman President
Justin French Vice President
Virginia Koenig Treasurer
Pam Loheider Secretary
Nancy Tilly  
Stacey Kahre  
Sam Miller  
Terry Perkins  
Joe Koenig  


Bethel Church | 13673 East St. Road 58 | Edwardsport, IN 47528 | (812) 328-2358 | [javascript protected email address]

Sunday school: 9:00 am eastern Sunday Worship: 10:00am eastern Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 2:30pm

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