The heart of Bethel's Rock Staff is to equip and empower people to do the work of ministry

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James Biffert - Lead Pastor

James Biffert, the head Pastor of Bethel's Rock, has been leading the church since March of 2010. He is passionate about reaching the lost and has a huge heart for the city of Richfield. Before coming to Bethel's Rock, Pastor James served as the Sr. Associate Pastor at First Assembly of God in St. Joseph, Michigan after attending North Central University. Pastor James and his wife Heather have three daughters: McKenzie, Bailey and Bianca. They currently live in Lakeville.


Steve Johnson - Youth Pastor

Stephen is the Youth Pastor at Bethel's Rock and served as a youth leader for five years before joining the staff. He graduated from North Central University in 2014 with a degree in Youth Development. His passion and love is to see youth come to know Christ and to help them walk and grow into the men and women of God that they were created to be. He was married to the love of his life, Heidee Kolenda, on September 3 of 2016.

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Ella VonWald - Children's Pastor

Pastor Ella is from Foley, Minnesota and has a degree in Communication Studies and Conflict Management. She has served in kid's ministry for four years prior to being hired at Bethel's Rock. She is passionate about kids coming into relationship with Jesus and strives to create a healthy, safe place for kids to learn about the Lord.


Shelbey MacKay - Worship Pastor

Shelbey joined the staff of Bethel's Rock as the Worship Pastor upon graduating from North Central University in January of 2014. With a love for passionate worship, Shelbey helps create a vibrant Spirit-filled atmosphere through the sounds of voice and guitar. She leads the Bethel's Rock worship team and congregation with words from the heart and contemporary music.

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Olivier Di Senard - International Ministries Pastor

Cowami Olivier Di Senard is the International Ministries Pastor at Bethel's Rock and pastor of "The Lord's Hands & Feet International Ministers." At Bethel's Rock, he leads the Saturday night international services. He has a heart for people in prison, hospital, trouble neighborhoods, women on the streets, orphans and widows in Togo, his home land. He's very passionate about marriage and families being together through the "Family Life" show on Africa Christian Radio (Radio CW).  Pastor Olivier and his wife Lady have two children, a boy and a girl.

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Molly Moon - Small Groups Pastor

Molly joined the staff as the Small Groups Pastor in January of 2019. She is passionate about the church body finding community, discipleship, and spiritual growth within small groups. Previously, Molly has served as a Children’s Pastor at Bethel’s Rock and a Worship Pastor at a local church plant. She and her husband John have 3 children – Cameron, Jackson & Madison - and currently live in Lakeville, MN.


Darvis Gonzalez - Pastor of Bethel's Rock Cuba

Pastor Darvis Gonzalez joined the Bethel's Rock staff in summer of 2017. He lives in Cuba and pastors the Bethel's Rock Cuba campus in Encrucijada near Santa Clara.

Pattie Harding - Office Administrator

Pattie and her husband John have been attending Bethel’s Rock for many years. In 2012 Pattie became the Office Administrator, serving the Bethel's Rock Staff and congregation.